Success In A Bottle – ‘Vijay Amritraj Reserve Collection’ By Grover Zampa Vineyards

I was honored to attend an exclusive event hosted by Grover Zampa Vineyards to celebrate the success of their ‘Vijay Amritraj Reserve Collection’. The guest of honor was the legendary former Indian Tennis Star himself, Vijay Amritraj who graced the occasion. The event was an intimate one, attended by Grover Zampa A-Team, including Founder & Chairman Kapil Grover along with CEO Sumedh Mandla and Ravi Jain, Promotor and Director.

Founder & Chairman Kapil Grover, CEO Sumedh Mandla, Former Indian Tennis Player Vijay Amritraj, Promotor & Director of GZ Ravi Jain
Sumedh, Me, Vijay and Kaushalya

The wines were inspired by Vijay Amritraj’s legendary feats and iconic style of play. The Grover Vijay Amritraj collection exemplifies the finest India has to offer the world. As inspiring as the man himself, the wine is inimitably diverse yet smooth to the palate and gracefully well rounded to deliver a rich experience of Indian Terroir. Launched in 2014,  and winning over 15 awards, that the dinner had to be a gala affair.

The Venue was High Ultra Lounge, which sits on the 30th floor of the Sheraton Grand Bangalore. The various Head chefs from the in-house restaurants at the hotel had curated an exclusive menu each paired carefully to enhance the palette with the VA Reserve Collection. The setup was just magnificent spread out, a makeshift tennis court, the dining table set and spread across with fine cutlery and wine glasses all glittery, made for a gala affair. Sheraton Grand Bangalore, outdid themselves, with the Grand Master Chef Dinner.

Overall, had a lovely interaction with Vijay Amritraj over dinner, as we talked about tennis, wine, and just his take on social media and acting.

Vijay Amritraj and I

I had the opportunity to also have alight chat with the founder of Grover Zampa Kapil Grover, who was pretty down to earth. I finally know how Grover Zampa began its roots and to where it stands today, as the second-largest winemakers in the country.

With Founder and Chairman Kapil Grover

VA Reserve Collection Whites (Voignier – Barrel fermented) 

Color – Mild yellow

Nose – floral notes with a hint of vanilla, 

Taste – very fruity and rich, has a lingering flavor with its long finish. 

VA Reserve Collection Reds (Blend of Cabarnet Sauvignon – Shiraz & Viognier)

Color – Dark red

Nose – dark chocolate and fruity, with hints of spices and pepper,

Taste – subtle hints of spices along with dark fruity flavor, well balanced. 

A splendid evening with great company, and some award-winning wines, what a way to end the week that was.

Autographed by Vijay Amritraj

Here are some more highlights from the night!

I had the opportunity to visit their beautiful vineyard in Nashik beginning of the year, and hope to visit the one in Bangalore soon. More on my next blog about the visit and the various types of award-winning wines they produce.

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Deena Pinto

I would describe myself as someone who loves to eat good food and travel, am polished and classy, yet have that little girl spirit in me and my fashion sense is chic which has to be accompanied with bold statement pieces and fresh accessories. I love to get pampered, totally spoil myself, and why not? xoxo Deena Pinto #skinnygirldiairez

2 thoughts on “Success In A Bottle – ‘Vijay Amritraj Reserve Collection’ By Grover Zampa Vineyards

  • September 22, 2017 at 12:41 AM

    I really like your blog, classy and nice, and what great photos! Thanks for sharing!

    • September 23, 2017 at 11:25 PM

      oh wow , thanks a bunch for taking the time to drop by and leave such an inspiring comment:) shall follow you


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