Our Wines

Big Banyan Premium Wines

Our collection of wines is as vivid and exuberant as your emotions. You can take your pick from three elegant Whites, a seductive Rosé, three robust Reds, a delicious Dessert Wine or a Reserve-Limited Spring 2010 Shiraz.

Tasting room

Wine tasting 101

If you’d rather toss your drink back in one glug, may we say wine’s not for you? You need to romance it, enjoy every minute of it. ‘Live in the moment’, as they say. That’s why we’ve created this crash course on how to drink, nay, relish your wine.

Look

First, hold your glass up and see how the wine reflects light. Then, place it on the tasting mat, and tilt it gently (caution: the glass shouldn’t be full). Check the colour along the edges. The lighter the colour the younger the wine. Deeper shades indicate age.

Sniff

Swirl your wine around gently and get your nose down to the glass. Catch a whiff of the flavours. And swirl it again. Sniff out all the delicious secrets your wine’s keeping from you.

Sip

Finally, drink up! Take a little sip. Swishing it around your palette, tease the flavours out. Swallow it and feel the aftertaste or the ‘finish’.

Savour

Forget the wine lexicon. Find your own words to describe your experience. Was your drink leathery, buttery, fruity, or simply heavenly?

Vinotails

Wine + Cocktails = Vinotails

That’s all your favourite drinks wrapped up in one awesome mix! Try out these delicious concoctions we’ve put together for you. Wow your guests! Or drink it all yourself.

Chardonnay – Beach Buddy

You’ll need:

• 15 ml ginger-lime cordial
• 4 slices of fresh cucumber
• 4 slices of ginger
• Fresh mint leaves
• 30 ml vodka
• 30 ml soda
• 30 ml Sprite
• 90 ml Big Banyan Chardonnay
• Crushed ice

Here’s how you make it:

• Take the fresh cucumber and ginger and muddle them up in a cocktail shaker. Take a whiff of the lush, fresh fragrances.
• Add the mint leaves and muddle them.
• Pour in the ginger-lime cordial.
• Add the crushed ice.
• Pour in the vodka, followed by the Chardonnay.
• Shake it well in a cocktail shaker.
• Pour it in a tall glass.
• Top it up with Sprite and soda
• Stir it well and garnish with mint leaves and slivers of cucumber.

Rosa Rossa – Goan Sunset

You’ll need:

• 4-5 slices of fresh watermelon
• 10 ml fresh lime juice
• 2-3 Basil leaves
• 20 ml Moninwatermelon syrup
• 30 ml vodka
• 90 ml Big Banyan Rosa Rossa
• Ice Cubes

Here’s how you make it:

• Pour the fresh lime juice into a glass. Add the basil leaves and muddle them in a cocktail shaker.
• Then add the sliced watermelon and muddle it. Make sure you have tiny chunks left.
• Pour in 20ml moninwatermelon syrup.
• Add ice, vodka and Rosa Rossa.
• Shake it well in a cocktail shaker.
• Pour the cocktail out into a fancy glass. Garnish it with watermelon and basil leaves.
• If you like a little fizz, add some soda.

Shiraz – Tropical Temptation

You’ll need:

• 10 ml fresh lime juice
• 20 ml Moninpassionfruit syrup
• 30 ml vodka
• 2-3 slices of chopped pineapple
• 90 ml Big Banyan Shiraz

Here’s how you make it:

• Put 7-8 ice cubes add the fresh lime jucie,passionfruit syrup andvodka in a cocktail shaker and shake well.
• Pour the cocktail into a tall glass and add the Shiraz from top, so that they don’t get mixed up.
• Top it up with couple of slices of chopped pineapples.

Chenin Blanc – Pink Passion

You’ll need:

• Half a pomegranate
• 5 ml fresh lime juice
• 2 pieces of lime
• 2-3 sprigs of fresh mint leaves
• 2 bar spoons of caster sugar
• 30 ml vodka
• 60 ml Big Banyan Chenin Blanc
• 30 ml Sprite
• Crushed Ice

Here’s how you make it:

• Add the pomegranate seeds in the cocktail shaker muddle it well
• Thenadd the fresh lime juice, mint leaves and 2 bar spoons of caster sugar. Muddle it.
• Add the crushed ice and pour vodka. Add the Chenin Blanc from the top.
• Top it all up with Sprite.
• Garnish it with mint leaves and two slices of lime.

Sauvignon Blanc – Summer Crush

You’ll need:

• 4 pieces of fresh lime
• 4-5 chunks of pineapple
• 2 bar spoons of Demerara sugar
• 3-4 fresh mint leaves
• 30 ml vodka
• 90 ml Big Banyan Sauvignon Blanc
• 30 ml Sprite
• 30 ml Soda
• 4-5 cubes of Ice

Here’s how you make it:

• Add the sliced lime, pineapple chunks, Demerara sugar and mash them up well in a cocktail shaker.
• Then, add the mint leaves and mash some more.
• Add the ice cubes and shake well.
• Pour the vodka and then from the top, pour the Sauvignon Blanc.
• Top it all up with Sprite and soda.
• Stir well. Garnish with mint leaves.

Bellissima – Merry Muscat

You’ll need:

• 2 slices of musk melon
• 2 slices of kiwi
• 2 slices of apple
• 15 ml sugar syrup
• 120 ml Big Banyan Bellissima
• 30 ml of Appy Fizz
• 4-5 cubes of crushed ice

Here’s how you make it:

• Put the musk melon slices, kiwi slices and apple slices in a cocktail shaker, add sugar syrup.
• Add Ice cubes.
• Pour Bellissima from the top.
• Shake it well in a cocktail shaker.
• Pour it in a tall glass.
• Top it up with 30 ml of Appy Fizz.
• Garnish with carved apple slice and serve.