Karnataka to have its own wine brand in 2 years

Karnataka to have its own wine brand in 2 years

The Karnataka Wine Board (KWB) will bring out its own brand of wine in the state in another two years.
The Board will grow grapes on its 141-acre wine park being set up in Vijayapura, brew wine and supply the product to taverns, said  KWB Managing Director T Somu.

He was speaking to reporters here on Wednesday on the sidelines of announcement of international wine festival.

Somu said the park would be set up under public private partnership model at a cost of Rs 20 crore. Compared to last year, wine production and consumption has increased by 30% in Karnataka. Over 5,000 families cultivate grapes used in making wine.

Bengaluru will host the third edition of international wine festival from April 7 to 9. A total of 30 wineries including four international brands from France, the US, New Zealand and Australia will take part.

It will have wine tasting and grape stomping sessions. There will not be any dedicated wine tours. The event will be held at Manpho Convention Centre, Manyata Tech Park.