Grape (Vitis vinifera) is basically a sub- tropical crop. Maharashtra is a leading state in production of grapes in the whole country. With regard to agricultural land under grape cultivation and grapes production, Nasik and Sangli districts are at forefront in the state. the leading grape producing countries in the world in terms of production are China (8,651.83 thousand tons), Italy (7,787.80 thousand tons), USA (6,777.73 thousand tons) and Spain (6,107.20 thousand tons). India’s high productivity in grape has made it to reach 18th position in the world as far as production (total world production 67,116.25 thousand tons) is concerned.
Yields of grapes in India are highest in the world.
Farmers of Maharashtra state in cooperation with MSAMB have branded their product as MAHA GRAPE.