When it comes to the vineyards in India, Sula is the best one that people know by far. It was established in 1996, and today it is the kingpin in of the wine industry. 3000 acres land of Sula that has some of India's finest grapes currently dominates the wine tourism. The vineyard is few kilometers from Nashik, and off lately coming out as a boon for people looking for a quiet, green retreat from the urban madness.
Out here, the wine lovers can go for the tour to the vineyard; sample a selection of flavorsome wines; treat taste buds to organic food. and even snug in stylish vineyard resort that offers the gorgeous view of the surroundings. For a fun filled break, there’s no better place to visit than the Sula Vineyard.
Sula Vineyard is one of the India's largest wine producing region. The establishment was started in 1996, and now it has a become a pioneer in winemaking, tourism and business ventures. See below for its complete timeline.
- 1996 - Setup our first vineyard with 5 acres
- 1999 - First Harvest
- 2000 - Produced India's first Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc
- 2003- Produced the India's first Zinfandel
- 2008 - Produced India’s first Riesling
- 2015 - Launched JANUS, India's first 100% premium grape brandy
Gat 36/2, Govardhan Village, Off Gangapur-Savargaon Road, Nashik, Maharashtra 422222
Sula Vineyard is a little off the main city but reaching here is not at all a problem. If traveling by a personal car, follow the Gangapur Road. After few kilometers take a left towards the Savargaon Village on Gangapur Savargaon road. Drive for extra 2.5 kilometers, and then take a right. The Sula Vineyard will be 1.5 kilometers away from the turn.
All the day, except dry days
The biggest fest that takes place here is the Sula Fest, which happens every year in the month of February on a weekend. With 3 stages, 120 + artists and tons of great food fun, frolic and flea markets, Sulafest is the coolest celebration in the region.
Things to do and see in and around
At the Vineyard, tourists can enroll for an all-access tour of the winery with a knowledgeable guide. During the tour, tourists will get to know about the making process of their favorite, and even taste some exclusive range of wines at The Tasting Cellar, where the guides will introduce the concept of five steps of tasting wines. Tours and Tastings are conducted every day of the week, throughout the year. Except for Dry Days. One can even satiate their hunger pangs at the multiple dining options in the estate that serve scrumptious made of fresh, organic and wholesome raw material.
Once done with touring, visit the Bottle Shop in the Vineyards to pick up some wine bottles, as well as some fun souvenir.