The Champhai Region

The Champhai wine region is located in Mizoram, the most southerly of the Seven Sister States of eastern India. The state occupies a mountainous region with a semi-tropical to temperate climate – cooler regions being those with the highest elevation. A variety of crops are grown, including bamboo and oil palm as well as fruits and vegetables.

Grape growing is most prevalent in the eastern part of the state, centered on the towns of Champhai and Hnahlan located less than 10 km from the border with Myanmar. Grapes were sold as table grapes or as juice until the repeal in 2010 of the Liquor Total Prohibition Act.

Climate Grapes Producers