Winery Tours In And Around Nashik
As the wine capital of country, Nashik possess some of the great wineries to meet the need for wine lovers. If you are a true lover of wine, explore a serene weekend at the vineyards of Nashik, which would be apt for celebrating your fantastic holidays. Wine tourism is the new trend in Nashik and at present you can find 40 to 50 wineries in and around Nashik. Many of these wineries have opened tasting rooms exclusively for wine lovers.
Include a winery trip into your Nashik travel itinerary to have some memorable experience. You will find many vineyards in and around Nashik that have sprung up at a larger extent. Also, you can enjoy some quality wine that is produced in these vineyards of an exceptionally high level. It feels so great to unwind your mind with quality wines after a tiring week of work.
Walking through the vineyards in Nashik is an amazing experience by enjoying the peaceful, appealing as well as cool evening. Now get ready to see how the oldest and unadulterated beverages are made. What is also appealing is that you may get some discounts of 20-30% on your wine price at the vineyards in Nashik. The vineyards spread out in all directions from Nashik though, so you will need a car to take a wine tour.
Famous Vineyards Tours in Nashik
Sula is perhaps country's most famous and accessible vineyard. Sula vineyard has admirably grown into international standards from its beginning in the year 1997. It is located at near Gangapur Dam just a short distance from west Nashik. Sula Vineyards usually organizes tours where you can taste different wines at their facility. You can also enjoy the mouth-watering food at the two small restaurants Little Italy and Kareema in the premises of Sula vineyards. Also don't miss the Sulafest held every year, where you can enjoy the combination of wine with music. Sula also provide a one day wine promotion course every Thursday.
Wines: Rose, chenin blanc, sauvignon blanc, sparkling brut, reisling, viognier, shiraz, zinfandel, merlot, cabernet, syrah and sauvignon.
Tour cost: 150 rupees for a 30 minute escorted tour of the winery, including the processing rooms, and tasting of six wines.
Wines: Rose, sauvignon blanc, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and syrah.
Mountain ViewExperience Mountain View - another family owned boutique winery in Nashik near to Vilholi on Mumbai-Agra Highway. The vineyard owners are interested in wine tourism and are in the process of building a restaurant and facilities on the vineyard. Mountain View winery had its first crush in the year 2005, since then, it's gone on to produce some quality wines in huge quantities.
Working Time: Daily from 10 am to 8 pm. Winery tours until 5 pm
Wines: Chenin blanc, sauvignon blanc, shiraz-cabernet and rose
Sankalp VineyardsYou can find this winery at the Vinchur wine park, which is 35 km away from Nashik. This winery produces the branded wine named Vinsura which would be available at a price below 500 Rs. Their Sauvignon Blanc is herbaceous, dry and spicy while the Chenin Blanc is medium sized, fruity and crisp. Recent discovery of the Sankalp Vineyard is a sweet dessert wine made from the Muscat grape which is lip-smacking.
Visiting the vineyards in Nashik is a way for looking into wines and getting a charge out of wine in context. What's happening in Nashik is absolutely a revolution in wines and wine manufacturing. Nashik itself has 15,000 hectares under grapes of which just something like 1,000 hectares are wine grapes, so there is a colossal growth potential. With time, volumes and quality will build and costs will diminish, so maybe what's required is for every one of us to drink more wine. Finally considering all things, if an apple a day makes you healthy, think about the benefits by a glass of wine a day. Cheers!