Narmada Time Line

 
2017

Narmada Cabernet Franc Reserve 2013 wins best in show at Atlantic Seaboard wine Competition, award received on Capitol Hill, December 2017

November 2017 – Narmada Wines featured at Fauquier Chamber Awards Gala

 

September 3rd, Narmada recieved a visit from Nutritioncity blogger, Jana

July, Winemaker Sudha Patil is chosen to give keynote speech for the Uttar Rang Seminar at the Bruhan Maharashtra Mandel Convention in Michigan. Her topic: Finding Meaningful Life in Senior Years.

June 22nd, Tasting Room Manager Amy Frazier is featured live on ABC7 News to promote the winery and Vine on the Waterfront Festival in Alexandria

May 2017 — Narmada Featured in “Somm in the City” — Sara Lehman, Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC!

Narmada Featured on “Somm in the City”

Narmada Reflection featured at Virginia Wine Summit

 

April 2017 — Windmore Performing Arts Play “Salt and Pepper”, a play by Robert Benjamin, about aging with grace, courage and humour is performed on April 29, 2017, at Narmada Winery by the Windmore Stage Works Program

March 2017 — Heritage Hunt American Wine Society feature

 

Narmada Winery released 2 brand new wines  in March of 2017.

Jubilee — a Cabernet Sauvignon and Tannat blend with blackberry juice added (left).
Chardonel Reserve — a dry barrel aged white wine made from the hybrid of Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc (right).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2017, George Mason University Alumni Spotlight

Sudha Patil featured in Alumni Magazine “Mason Spirit”

January, Narmada hosts special guest visitor Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

2016

August 22nd, Narmada hosts Kia’s 2017 Cadenza touring party in preparation for the release of this new model!

2015

Sudha Patil is interviewed about her support of the Commonwealth Quality Alliance, a state-wide organization devoted to shining a spotlight on the highest quality wines of Virginia and talks about the challenges of the 2015 harvest.

Narmada Winery is featured on Brightest Young Things DC.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe named Narmada Winery’s Yash-Vir 2010, a blended red table wine, to the Governor’s Case at the 2015 Governor’s Cup Wine Competition Gala on February 24, 2015. The Governor’s Case consists of the twelve highest-scoring wines in the competition. Narmada’s red blend Melange 2010 was awarded a gold medal as well. This brings Narmada’s total number of gold medals to more than 40 over the past five years.

Narmada Winery owners Pandit and Sudha Patil were surprised and ecstatic to receive this award. “Being recognized at the Governor’s Cup Competition is quite an honor. This is a giant step for us, and will hopefully get the word out that Narmada produces wines that can stand with the best in the Commonwealth,” says Sudha, who is also the winemaker at Narmada. “We love it when new guests discover our tasting room with its international flair and then are even more delighted by the quality and depth of the wines they find here.”

VA Governor Terry McAuliffe Narmada Winery

Narmada Winery owners Pandit and Sudha Patil (4th and 5th from right) receive congratulations from Gov. Terry McAuliffe at Governor’s Cup Awards Gala on Feb 24, 2015.

 

Narmada Winery is featured in Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine January 2015 issue. See page 70!

2014

hundred foot journeyIn December, Narmada wines were served at a US Department of State cultural exchange program featuring the film The Hundred Foot Journey, followed by a panel discussion on international relations.

 

 

State plate and bottles 2 sm

At the State Department in September, Narmada wines were selected for the luncheon honoring India’s prime minister Narendra Modi.

Narmada wines are proudly poured at a US Department of State luncheon hosted by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry in honor of Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India on September 30th.

Narmada hosts the JW Marriott Downtown WDC staff for a wine immersion seminar on local wines. See the video! Narmada wines are part of the Wine Ambassador program for the month of July.

Jordan Wright of Whisk and Quill visits Narmada Winery.

In May, Narmada MOM and DREAM were the exclusive wines served at the 26th Annual Woodrow Wilson House Garden Party, a benefit for the only Presidential Museum in Washington, DC.

At the Riverside International Wine Competition, Narmada CABERNET FRANC RESERVE 2010 received the Chairman’s Award/Unanimous Gold: BEST IN CLASS and was written up by Judge David Stevens, Master Sommelier: “Ultra varietal, bright red fruit nose; vanilla/oak, slight green leaf mid-palate; long varietal finish; great balance and crisp. The poster child for cool climate Cabernet Franc.”

 

2013

 

Founder and wine critic Anthony Dias Blue declares “In the last year or two I have been extremely impressed with the huge advances in quality being made by Virginia wines. In my own tastings and at the San Francisco International Wine Competition, wines from Virginia have been consistently among the best. In blind tastings, as evidenced by the stellar showing of Narmada…the best wines compare favorably with the best of California and other western regions.”

Narmada Winery is featured in Asian Fortune Magazine, your source for all things Asian American: Indian Couple Mixes East with West in Vineyard.

Narmada is featured in Winery Weddings in Virginia. (Spring/Summer 2013)

Narmada VIOGNIER, CABERNET FRANC RESERVE, YASH-VIR, and TANNAT are certified by the Commonwealth Quality Alliance. Narmada is one of the first 14 wineries in the state to be certified.

2012

Narmada Winery is lauded in Northern Virginia Magazine. (Oct 2012)

Plots of Petit Verdot, Viognier, and Malbec are planted, bringing total vineyard size to just over 20 acres.

Indy International Wine Competition honors Narmada MELANGE with a Double Gold, and CABERNET FRANC achieves a Gold Medal.

2011

Sudha Patil discusses Narmada ALLURE with Virginia Wine Lover Magazine.

Pandit Patil retires from a career in the US Department of Energy in order to manage the winery full-time.

Washingtonian publishes Great Day Trips to Virginia Wineries.

Hagarty on Wine features Narmada on his blog.

Wine About Virginia posts about Narmada.

2010

Narmada Winery appears in the Northern Virginia Daily. (Aug 2010)

Virginia Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visits the winery to award a development grant to the Patils.

Virginia Wine Time blogs about Narmada.

Narmada on YouTube 2010

2009

The Grand Opening Celebration of Narmada Winery is held November 20th – 22nd, to coincide with the Indian festival Diwali.

Narmada Opening Day

French and American oak barrels are acquired from Demptos, Mercier and Nadalie, among others.

Four variable capacity and six fixed capacity stainless steel tanks are purchased.

A Scharfenberger Europress arrives and is set on the newly constructed crushpad.

A custom-designed winery and tasting room takes shape through the collaborative efforts of Sudha Patil, Tom Payette and architect Dick Manuel.

2008

Despite a summer hail storm, Narmada vineyards produce an exciting 44 tons of fruit. Sudha and Pandit keep enough grapes to produce their first vintage (vinified at a neighboring facility) and sell the remainder to other local wineries.

Acclaimed winemaking consultant Tom Payette comes on board to assist Sudha Patil with her initial vintages.

Experimental plots of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon are planted.

2007

The Patils enjoy their first harvest: 14 tons of grapes are hand-picked from the vineyard.

2006-2007

Sudha Patil participates in winemaking classes taught by Virginia notable Jim Law, encompassing vineyard management, white winemaking, and red winemaking.

The Patil home is completed, allowing Sudha and Pandit to participate in and monitor the growth of their vineyard on a daily basis. The Pavilion facing the pond is also constructed at this time.

2005

More grape varieties are cultivated and the vineyard grows to 3 acres of Chambourcin, 2.5 acres of Chardonel, and 1.5 acres of Traminette.

2003-2004

Noted viticulture consultant Lucie Morton works with the Patils on laying out the vineyard and selecting appropriate varietals.

The first vineyard is planted – two acres of Vidal Blanc grapes.

2002-2003

Narmada’s barn is constructed and a large pond is created in the landscape.

1999

The 51-acre Amissville  property is purchased by Sudha and Pandit Patil following their visit to Rappahannock County to dine at The Inn at Little Washington for their 30th wedding anniversary.