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Ravinder Malik Aug 04 2015

Top 5 Wine Destinations In India

Jigyasha Prasad Aug 04 2015
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If you are in love with your glass of wine, these vineyards should be top on your travel bucket list. These 5 wine destinations in India amidst verdant green locales and unlimited wine testing sessions will leave you spellbound. You will learn about the ‘legs’ of the wine and its ‘bouquet’, about its flavours and everything else about wine!

1. Sula Vineyards, Nashik

If you are planning to go on a wine tour in India, Sula Vineyards in Nashik is a must visit. The Californian-style Sula Wine Bar is a perfect setting to sip the fruity wine while you enjoy the picturesque views of the vineyards and the Gangapur Dam.

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See how 4,000 tonnes of juice produced in a year is cooled, sedimented, fermented, blended, stabilised, filtered, re-filtered, and finally, packed into some two million bottles. The tour wraps up at the terrace bar where you get to sample a host of wines — from Sula Brut, Sula Zinfandel, Sula Rose, Chenin Blanc to Dindori Viognier. Also, don’t miss Little Italy, the Mediterranean-style 50 seater restaurant in the vineyard, for a hearty Italian meal. Not to forget the happening Sula Festival (6th and 7th Feb, 2016) which is the biggest highlight.

2. Grover Vineyards, Nandi Hills

Some 40 kms towards north of Bengaluru is the high-altitude Grover Vineyards. It was established in 1988 on some 40 acres of land at the foot of the Nandi Hills and is one of the most famous vineyards in the country.

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The natural climate of Nandi Hills is preferable for cultivation of Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier and Shiraz grapes. The wine tour which starts at 10:30 a.m explains everything about wine, from fermentation to filtering, from bottling to packaging--you will learn all this and much more about your favourite drinks!

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3. Fratelli Vineyards, Akluj

No wonder Maharashtra is termed as the “Wine Capital of India”, as most of the wineries are found here. Fratelli Vineyards is name synonymous with world-class wines that are prepared using the best of grape varieties.

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The winery also has a state-of-the-art tasting room where the guests can taste wine at every stage of wine production. The extensive in-house collection boasts of many varieties of sparkling wines, red wines, white wines, dessert wines, rose and imported wines. Take the wine tour to know more about your favourite drink.

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4. Chateau Indage Estate, Narayangaon

Chateau Indage Estate in the pristine town of Narayangaonis the perfect spot for people who love white, red and sparkling wines. The vineyard is known for producing the best variety of Chantilly Winesand you will simply love the sweeping views of the winery on your arrival.


There is a weekend tour of the vineyards that lasts 30 minutes. Here, the guests can taste wine samples including Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. You can also pack a bottle as souvenir from the in-house wine shop at affordable price. Chateau Indage also has luxury guesthouses, excellent restaurants and well-stocked bars. In short, it has all the ingredients of a perfect holiday in the company of wines!

5. Valle de Vin Vineyards, Nashik

A trip to Valle de Vin Vineyards in Nashik is a visual treat with amazing views of the Sahyadri Range accompanying you all through the journey. Spread across 100 acres, the vineyard is famous for Zampa still wines and you can find their flagship products in almost all major cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Goa, Gurgaon and Pune.

Established in 2006, Valle de Vin is all about wines which come in specific range of sparkling, red, white and rose wines. The guided tour starts at 11 AM and there are weekday and weekend tours as well.

Try something different this vacation and opt for these 5 wine destinations in India to take home wonderful memories and a bottle of wine!

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