Our family has been farming for over 5 generations in India. In 2013 we began our venture into farming in the USA, too, by purchasing the land for our Texas High Plains (Brownfield, TX) vineyard. This vineyard is our primary estate vineyard, Narra Vineyards. We planted our first vines there in 2014 followed by planting our vineyard in Fredericksburg in 2020. From the get-go we wanted to grow high-quality grapes to make the best wine possible, while maintaining our soils and always thinking about ways to use natural products to farm sustainably. We truly believe that Texas soils have something very special in making some amazing grapes into great wines, which is why we are committed to growing 100% of our own grapes for our wines.
Through drinking our wine, you will get a unique perspective into Texas grape growing. As we only use estate-grown fruit, there is no backup plan if we have a tough growing season. The weather’s impact on our vineyards is reflected in the wines we produce year after year. Drinking single vineyard wines from estate-grown grapes is the purest representation of what happens in the vineyard.
Location: Situated at 3,300 feet in Brownfield, Texas (Texas High Plains AVA), which falls into Terry County. This is where 80%+ of the grapes made into Texas Wine are grown.
Vines: 20 acres planted in 2014 with Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Albariño, Rousanne, and Sauvignon Blanc. The following year we planted 117 acres with varietals such as Teroldego, Carmenere, Sagrantino, Malvasia Bianca, Petit Verdot, Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, and a whole lot of Tannat! All in we grow about 20 varietals and over 30 clones. As one of the largest grape growers in Texas, we sell most of the grapes to other Texas wineries, but we hold back many of our favorite varietals and clones to make into wine for our Kalasi Cellars program.
Soil: Sandy Loam.
Location: Situated at 1,693 feet in Fredericksburg, Texas (Texas Hill Country AVA).
Vines: We planted our first acre of Teroldego in May of 2020! We love how this grape has come to life at our site at our family vineyard, Narra Vineyards, that we wanted to showcase it in the Texas Hill Country. It’s a very hard to find grape varietal that creates big, bold, Texas red wine.
Soil: Sandy, Clay, Loam.