Nashik grapes are world famous for its taste, quality and natural content in it. Nashik known as many names like “wine capital of india”, “Onion capital of india” and Nashik also called as “grape capital of India“. Nashik is the leading grape producer in the country,with about 1.75 lakh hectare of land under grape cultivation as of December 2015 in Nashik and surrounding areas. Therefore Nashik grapes become a brand name across nation. It produces an estimated 10 lakh metric tonne grape at about 20 metric tonne per hectare.About 8,000 acres are used for cultivation of grape wine varieties.The catchment areas of Grape production in Nashik District are Kalvan, Peint Igatpuri, Sinnar, Niphad, Yeola, Nandgaon, Satana (Baglan), Furgana ,Dindori, Melgaon.
Nashik accounts for 55 percent of total grape export from India and 75 percent from the state of Maharashtra. Nashik grapes 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. About half of the export corresponds to the Netherlands; with Germany, United Kingdom and Belgium as the next major destinations. In 2013–14, Russia and China emerged as major markets for Nashik grape.
Nashik grape received the Geographical Indication status in 2010–11, as per Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 for its taste,quality and natural content in it because of cool climate or environment of Nashik. Nashik grapes hitting markets of foreign countries and increasing demand year by year.
Geographical Indication gives nashik grapes a advantage over other grapes producers.