The story of

York Estate

Our Nashik Estate is a picturesque 9 acres expanse with a hill on the southern side and a lake in the north. The natural slope of the terrain allows good drainage of water in the soil contributing to the quality of the fruit from our estate vineyards. Located 20mins from the heart of Nashik City, our state-of- the-art winery presents a breath-taking view of the tranquil expanse of the Gangapur dam backwaters. This is where our seductive wines with subtle flavours are made.

Total Vineyards
80 acres
Soil type
Volcanic Black Basalt Soil
Varieties Planted
Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Viognier

Soil

The soil in the Nashik Region is Volcanic Black Basalt Soil and characterized by its subhumid and semiarid climate. Most of the region has black clayey soils with little organic matter & 13-16% of the region consists of light red soil.

Almost all the soils in Nashik are alkaline in nature having medium levels of Nitrogen (N) content but very high Potassium (K) content.

Climate

India is a tropical winemaking country with three distinct seasons; Summer, Monsoon & Winter. During the summer months of March to May, the temperatures reach as high as 43-44 degrees whereas during winter months of Nov to Jan they go as low as 3-4 degrees. The average yearly rainfall is about 880mm with 91-92% of it taking place during the

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 monsoon months of Jun-September. Out of the monsoon season, there is generally a 12-16 degree difference in the day and nighttime temperatures.

Grapes

The most widely planted red and white grape varieties in India are Shiraz & Chenin Blanc respectively. Other than these there are wide plantations of Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon & Zinfandel. Vineyards of Chardonnay & Tempranillo are small but on the rise as favourable clones of these grapes are being planted across the Nashik region.

Vineyards

We employ modern viticulture practices of growing, pruning, spraying, and management techniques to ensure that the fruit

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  harvested is of the best quality. Apart from our estate vineyards, we work closely with contracted grape growers that are spread across the Nashik region covering a total area of 80 acres. The characteristic flavour profile of our wines is a product of the different microclimates and soils of our vineyards of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Chenin Blanc & Sauvignon Blanc that are scattered across the Nashik region. The unique blend of the fruit of these vineyards along with our winemaking practices makes our wines distinct in the Nashik Valley.

Winery

 Our winery is designed on multiple levels where the various production areas of grape receival, crushing, red winemaking, white winemaking,

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barrel cellar, bottling, and storage are located separately in a streamlined fashion. This helps us to transfer wine under gravity wherever possible without the use of pumps. The adverse effect of the vigorous nature of the pumps on the quality of the wines is this avoided. The underground cellars provide perfect temperature and humidity conditions to age our bottled wines, and reserve wines in oak barrels. Our winemaking style is a combination of modern Australia and South African practices with some old world French influence. This open-minded approach along with the best Italian machines and wine storage of up to 1 million litres has helped us consistently produce some of the best wines in the Nashik Valley.

 

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