Sula Vineyards is the first ever winery in the entire nation and is a must-visit!
Most of us are getting offs on the occasion of Diwali and after a day or two, a few notches of boredom will probably kick in. Of course, this is a much-needed break from our routine but if you still feel like doing something with your leave, here’s an idea!
Rev your engine and head over to the Sula Vineyards, which is a famous winery located in Nashik, approximately 200 kms away from Mumbai. India's leading producer of wines, Sula Vineyards is seated amidst the sprawling hills of Nashik, overlooking the Gangapur Dam.
Everything, starting from the roads leading up to Sula, to the ambience here, breathes tranquillity and your sight will be graced by a verdant landscape, which looks straight out of a movie. This homegrown winery actually popularised the term “wine tourism" and their wines are produced with premium grapes harvested from the estate vineyards as well as local farmers.
Sula Vineyards is renowned for its varieties of grape wines, such as Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Zinfandel and it is also home to approximately 60 wineries. You can spend the day on a detailed wine tour which would involve wine tasting too and when hungry, you can head straight to their rooftop restaurant as well. Tickets for the wine tour and wine tasting can be bought at their first-floor reception!
This place also houses an amphitheatre and has landscape gardening, which serves as an alternate picnic spot for people looking to relax here.
The Sula Vineyards also has a Gift and Bottle Shop, which stocks some exclusive brands of wine that can be bought only from the winery so before exiting, grab a souvenir for sure.
There’s an Italian restaurant nearby too, so when here, grab some wood-fired pizza and glasses of fine wine to give yourself the break you need and deserve!