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5 Must-Visit Places in India For Every Wine Lover!!

Written by Kunwar

March 28, 2020

The elegance of wine in a sparkling glass expresses a lot about a particular moment. Several memorable stories are opened by a filled bottle of wine.  It’s not only about drinking it’s more about experiencing the moment which lasts forever. So, why not explore those places which are popular to give you a wholesome experience of wine. Here, are some recommended places for thirsty wine lovers that surely indulge them in their flavors.

1. Sula Vineyards, Nashik

Direction: Nashik – Gangapur Road till Gangapur Village Octroi Post – Gangapur-Savargaon Road – Sula

Spread over 3000 acres, Sula Vineyards is the first winery that was established in India in 1997 by a successful businessman Mr. Rajeev Samant. It is an eco-friendly place where the wine begins its beautiful journey from grapes to glass in your hands. A tasting room at a winery makes this place a perfect destination for wine lovers as it offers its guests the perfect ambiance to taste all the wine samples along with the panoramic views of the Gangapur lake throughout the year. Moreover, one can share his preferred wine bottle with his loved ones while staying at Sula’s luxurious property:  Beyond and the Source. Little Italy and Rasa are the two restaurants that satiate the travelers’ hunger at SULA. Adding excitement to the tour, Sula has been organizing SULAFEST every year in the early part of February that includes national and international music bands, delectable wines, and merchandise from national and international brands. No doubt, it makes one the most popular road trips for Mumbaikars!

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2. Chateau d’Ori, Dindori, Madhya Pradesh

Direction: Nashik- Dindori Road – Nehra Ori – Chateau d’Ori

A hobby that became a passion and now has turned into a business. Yes! This is the story of Chateau d’Ori whose writer is Mr. Ranjit Dhuru. A dome-shaped Chateau d’Ori is a 200-acre exotic vineyard with a farmhouse, holds its place in the list of luxury wine tours. Chateau d’Ori is known for its largest Merlot Plantation in India. One can experience this never forgotten place that offers a perfect ambiance for wine touring in the vineyards and here the thirsty wine lovers can raise a toast with their special ones by picking their favorite drink among these: – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, and Chardonnay. Three picturesque artificial lakes for water sports, four-bedroom farmhouse along with a jacuzzi and swimming pool, wine tasting lounges in a complete eco-friendly surrounding are the assets of the Chateau d’Ori. 

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3. Grover Zampa Vineyards, Nandi hills, Karnataka

Direction: Bangalore – Doddaballapur road – Devanahalli road – Raghunathapura – Grover Zampa Vineyards

Spread over 410 acres, Grover Zampa Vineyard offers its visitors not only the high quality and flavored wines but the incredible picturesque landscape to soothe visitors’ minds and bodies. This trip suits every age group because of its region that offers peaceful surroundings inhabited with beautiful wildlife. This place has its unique style to make its guests satisfied by explaining sufficient information about the process of winemaking. Surrounded by nature’s beauty, this place is now becoming the favorite wine touring destination among many wine admirers. The cherry on a cake is that it also arranges personalized guided tours for its visitors. During the tour, one can taste the six samples of different varieties of wine made at the vineyards. Moreover, there is a barrel room that offers the best of everything whether it’s about the premium brands of wine or the best ambiance, it always serves the best. Visitors can also purchase wine bottles to gift themselves or their loved ones from this incredible place.  Since the vineyard is close to Bangalore, it is a preferred road trip destination during weekends!

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4. Fratelli Vineyards, Akluj, Maharashtra

Direction: Pune-Bengaluru Highway – Phaltan via Pandharpur road – Fratelli Vineyards

One of the best-rated wine in India, Sette reserve red is produced by Fratelli Vineyards which has now become its signature brand. Some other outstanding reserve wines are also produced on its 240-acre estate. A wine tasting tour to this serene beauty vineyards will surely make you think for a go next time. Apart from wine tasting, this place offers several activities to its guests like a visit to the Machan, overlooking the beautiful field, recreational activities, etc. One can also stay at Fratelli’s guest house to capture the early sunrise and sunset in the evening. The wine tasting session will steal your heart after watching the expert’s perfection for making drinks for you. You can taste Fratelli’s best offerings – Sauvignon Blanc, Sangiovese Rose, Cabernet Sauvignon, etc., to make your day.

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5. Chateau Indage Vineyards, Narayangaon

Direction: Mumbai-Pune Expressway – Talegaon – Chakan – Narayangaon – Chateau Indage Vineyards

The best Chantilly wines in the world can be tasted at Chateau Indage estate vineyards, which is located on the outskirts of Narayangaon. At its vineyards, 32 varieties of wines are produced, among which the lover of red, white and sparkling wines are the favorites of wine enthusiasts. A 30-minute tour of the vineyards is organized by Chateau Indage that includes the tasting of some of the best varieties of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. One can also stay during his visit to the guesthouse that offers luxury rooms along with excellent service at the bar and lounges. A less crowded place makes it on the list of wine lovers who want to relax in the lap of nature.

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So, why to taste wine indoors if we have the best outdoor options available for wine tasting. So, get set ready and make your life lively and colorful.

Take care of your hygiene while travelling on these routes, visit FoodViraam to #DiscoverDhabas with hygienic washrooms and quality food!

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