Grover Zampa Vineyards - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Bangalore): 45 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day

Place Location: At Doddaballapura

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 21 km from Nandi Hills, and 45 km from Bangalore, Grover Zampa Vineyards is located at Doddaballapura. It is the longest-standing wine producer and leading exporter in India and among the top places to visit near Bangalore.

Situated at an altitude of about 920 m, Grover Zampa Vineyards spread over 410 acres on the foothills of the Nandi Hills. With over 30 years in the trade, the company maintains the most impressive pedigree in the Indian wine industry through its sustainable viticulture practices, selective hand harvesting, and winemaking carried out by a team of local enologists directed by international French wine consultant Michel Rolland and French winemaker Mathias Pollard.

Take a trip to Grover Zampa Vineyards to learn the process of winemaking. Go on a tour around this peaceful vineyard, and learn all about their winemaking - from filtering to the packaging of the bottles. Visitors can sample a variety of wines produced at the vineyard and also take part in some fun and traditional grape-stomping! This is an immersive and educational experience that wine lovers cannot afford to miss.

There are three tours in a day that start at 10.30 AM, 12 PM, and 2 PM. The winery tour and tasting session would take around 60 to 90 minutes, or sometimes more. The winery tour starts from the crushing unit where visitors will understand the sorting, crushing, fermentation, ageing, bottling, labeling and packaging of wine bottles that are ready for sale. The barrel room is where they store premium brands of wine in imported oak barrels. Wine tasting will be conducted in the exclusive tasting center - Cave De La Reserve, where visitors will have some fun and taste different varieties of wine.

Timings: 10. 30 AM, 12 PM & 2 PM

Entry: Rs. 350 - 500 for Tour, Rs. 1000 - 3000 for Tour & Wine Tasting, RS. 500 for Grape Stomping