The Goa Region

Located west of the Deccan Plateau, Goa is a predominantly low-altitude coastal state, though towards the east it climbs in the western Ghats to a maximum of 1,167m. Ruled by Portuguese settlers from 1510 – 1961, the colonists brought with them a love of wine and they set about growing grapes despite the unpromising climate. They specialised in port-like fortified wines using Vitis labrusca varieties such as Bangalore Blue. Such production still continues.

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