This Article First Appeared In BBC.Com On June 19, 2023
Rohit Singh speaks in an accent that’s markedly different from his mother’s.
He’s a second-generation Indian immigrant living in Mornington Peninsula, a beachy cape that’s about an hour’s drive from Melbourne.
Over the past two years, he has been helping his parents run Avani, a boutique winery they founded after migrating to Australia in the 1990s.
Mr Singh says that in the past decade, the South Asian community in Melbourne has burgeoned, so Avani has started hosting wine pairing events that spotlight Indian dishes – meen pollichathu (a baked fish recipe from southern India) is served with Pinot Gris; dal makhani (a slow-cooked, creamy black lentil dish) is paired with a Pinot Noir.