If you like to make your trips when tipsy, then this might just be the right place for you! India has started to see a booming interest in wine and wine industry. Merging wine with tourism, wine tourism is the newest trend attracting tourists. Many wineries are throwing open their doors and offering tours and wine tasting rooms.
If you are a teetotaler wishing to indulge in wine then this would be a good place to start, as for a connoisseur, visiting the vineyards would make a great experience in itself!
Here is a list of best five wineries around India that are making waves for wine tourism.
1. Sula Vineyards
By far, the most popular winery in India, Sula Vineyards is located in Nashik. This place also hosts the famous SulaFest, which is conducted annually in February. Apart from the grand festival, Sula also offers tours, tasting, and other minor fun events if you happen to drop by. Apart from having the fine dine restaurant outlet, Little Italy, which serves authentic Italian cuisines, Sula also happens to have the first vineyard resort in all of India, Beyond. Each of the 32 rooms in the resort is equipped with private balconies overlooking the wine estate. Amenities like Spa, Gym, Swimming Pool and Restaurant are also available here.
2. Grover Zampa
Located near Bangalore, this revamped winery that started off as a small family business, Grover collaborated with Zampa to give stiff competition to Sula. It produces premium and exotic wines. One of the main attraction of Grover Zampa is the brand of the award-winning, oak matured, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz Reds. They offer tours around the entirety of their vineyard, with set-out trails lining the property. One can even view their barrel room where all the wine is stocked. These extensive tours operate daily and conclude with a sumptuous lunch.
3. York Winery
Well-known for its Arros reserve blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, York is nestled in the lap of nature. With a view of the Gangapur Dam and the undulating hills, this scenic winery is a perfect setting for a romantic tasting. Red or White, they have both variants of wine to suit your palate.
4. Charosa Vineyards
The brand of Charosa produces mainly premium wine. It was the first to introduce wine made of Spanish grapes, Tempranillo, to the Indian clientele. It continues to be their most celebrated wine. For a refreshing Viognier that will tickle your senses, Charosa is the place to go. Enjoy the winding journey to Charosa located near Nasik.
5. Fratelli Wines
Conceptualized through the fraternity formed by 3 pairs of brothers, this vast expanse of vineyard produces and serves excellent reserve wines. Visit this place if you wish to taste the best red wine, Sette reserve red. The resort present on the wine estate is equipped with modern amenities and offers a luxurious stay offer. The accommodation is inclusive of food and other expenses. One can even rent the whole vineyard for a group excursion.
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