Naara-Aaba is the country’s first wine made from Organic Kiwi. The name of the brand is a tribute to Rita’s late father-in-law who relished the local wines. He was lovingly known as Naara-Aaba. Kiwis have always been considered an exotic fruit. Imported to India from New Zealand, Italy and Chile, Kiwi was never thought of being an indigenous fruit.
This was mostly because most of us are unaware that the hills and valleys of Arunachal Pradesh too, grow this fruit. Indians have started consuming Kiwis only since the last 20 years. Even so, Arunachal Pradesh remained mostly behind the curtains since urban Indians preferred the New Zealand brand of Zespri.