This Indian-themed winery, in Virginia, is a year-old this week. The owners, Pandit and Sudha Patil, named the winery after his mother, Narmada, who sent him to the States at the tender age of 17 to make a life for himself.
With the Indian national bird, the peacock, as its mascot, the winery stamps its Indian imprint on all it does reflecting the owner's heritage.
The winery’s open and airy tasting room showcases interesting details like peacock feathers embedded in the bar’s tabletop, a peacock themed floating candle-stand and walls featuring paintings by local artists. A huge deck with outdoor seating overlooks a quiet pond and the vineyard. In addition to wine, they sell Indian tunics and other little Indian knickknacks.
Their Midnight 2008 wine is a oak fermented, 100% Chambourcin off-dry, red wine with flavors of strawberry, cherry and cranberry and pairs well with spicy Indian food. Another customer favorite is their dessert wine, Primita, is also a Chambourcin with an enhanced raspberry flavor.
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