Nashik grape

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A grape vineyard in Nashik.
Tasting cellar at Sula Wineyard.

Nashik grape is a variety of grape produced in Nashik district, which is known as the "grape capital of India". Nashik contributes to more than half of the total grape export from the country.


Nashik, called "grape capital of India", is the leading grape producer in the country,[1][2] with about 1.75 lakh hectare of land under grape cultivation as of December 2015.[3] It produces an estimated 10 lakh metric tonne grape at about 20 metric tonne per hectare.[2] About 8,000 acres are used for cultivation of grape wine varieties.[4] The catchment areas of Grape production in Nashik District are Kalvan, Peint Igatpuri, Sinnar, Niphad, Yeola, Nandgaon, Satana, Furgana ,Dindori, Melgaon.[5]


Nashik accounts for 55 percent of total grape export from India and 75 percent from the state of Maharashtra.[1] Nashik grape export increased from about 4,000 metric tonnes in 2003 to over 48,000 metric tonnes in 2013. The export further increased to more than 65,000 metric tonnes in 2014.[3] About half of the export corresponds to the Netherlands; with Germany, United Kingdom and Belgium as the next major destinations.[6] In 2013–14, Russia and China emerged as major markets for Nashik grape.[2]

Geographical Indication[edit]

Nashik grape received the Geographical Indication status in 2010–11, as per Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999.[7]


  1. ^ a b Pawar, Tushar (21 April 2011). "Nashik grape exports dip 58%". Business Standard. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Kasabe, Nanda (23 January 2014). "Nashik grape exports set to increase as farmers go after juicier returns". The Financial Express. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b Kasabe, Nanda (11 December 2015). "India's grape growers expect record exports this season". The Financial Express. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  4. ^ Pawar, Tushar (17 September 2015). "Grape-growers' body imports five varieties of table grapes in Nashik". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  5. ^ Chitnis, Paresh. "Catchment areas of market: Showing the details of catchment areas of market of grapes in leading states". Retrieved 29 Dec 2017.
  6. ^ Pawar, Tushar (28 March 2014). "Grape exports rise in district". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  7. ^ "State Wise Registration Details of G.I Applications" (PDF). Geographical Indication Registry. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 February 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016.