In Between the Vines
A home to the finest vineyards, India attracts thousands of wine lovers to enjoy the most exotic wines in its lush winery’s. Relax in the picturesque vineyards of India, with an alluring atmosphere, mesmerizing landscape and a glass of the most sinful wines as we take you for a pleasurable journey in the meadows of the best Indian vineyards.
Sula Vineyards is at the forefront of the Indian Wine revolution. Since its inception, Sula has rapidly established itself as India’s Leading Premium Wine Producer, helping spark a wine revolution that has seen consumption grow at 25% annually and several new wineries come up in the Nashik area. The winery and vineyards are open to the public for educational tours, and the beautiful Tasting Room invites visitors to enjoy their favorite Sula wines amidst spectacular views of the vineyards and surrounding lakes and hills. The nearby Sula amphitheatre is an impressive location for events and social gatherings and is available for bookings.
Sula Vineyards has a luxury three bedroom bungalow called Beyond, which visitors can rent. Tour the winery with their knowledgeable tour guides who are always available to answer questions about viticulture and the winemaking process. Taste some of their wines, and then purchase your favorite bottle to take home or enjoy right there, paired with a delicious cheese platter as you watch the peaceful sunset from the balcony.
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Chateau D’ Ori
The Chateau D'Ori establishment consists of a single piece of well developed estate measuring one hundred acres at the base of the twin hills of Nhera-Ori at Dindori, Nasik. Chateau D'Ori is the creation of an unusual entrepreneur and wine lover, Mr. Ranjit Dhuru, a very successful business man in his own right. Once inside, it has the character and the appurtenances of a truly modern winemaking enterprise. This vineyard reveals its difference even as you drive up the unpaved road to the winery.
The verdant vineyards of Chateau D'Ori; has been created with the luxury tourist in mind. Across the other end of the vineyard is a beautiful four bedroom farm house complete with a Jacuzzi and swimming pool. Three artificial lakes dot the landscape and behind the farm house is a lush plantation of silver oaks and coffee shrubs which form a picturesque backdrop.
Grover Zampa-Nandi Hills,Bangalore
Grover Zampa located in the Nandi Hills, Bangalore exhibits the most impressive pedigree in the Indian wine industry and owns an array of widely recognized brands. Grover Zampa endeavors to let connoisseurs and wine enthusiasts embark on a journey of senses through not only offering them the world-class wines but also enhancing the wine’s blissful experience through wine tourism and wine education.
Based on the belief that a wine should bring out the most faithful expression of its grape varietal and terrior, Grover Zampa spends summers carefully capturing the essence of grapes through internationally accepted techniques and practices reliably brought to India for making the finest range of wines. You can also take a personal tour of the vineyard to experience some of the finest wines of India.
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Fratelli Wines-Akluj, Maharashtra
An imposing structure in the agro-friendly Sholapur district of Maharashtra, the Fratelli winery is the gateway to some of the best Indian wines. It is located in the Akluj district and the word Fratelli translates to mean 'Brothers'. It refers to the coming together of the Secci brothers, Andrea and Alessio from Italy, along with Sekhri brothers Kapil and Gaurav and the Mohite-Patil brothers, Ranjitsinh and Arjunsinh. The mystic location and serene beauty of these vineyards is an ideal destination for wine tourism in India.
Their wines encompass all major international styles from a dry Chenin Blanc to a late-harvest dessert wine whilst maintaining their distinct characteristics as imparted by the Indian terroir. Whether you are a wine novice or the well traveled connoisseur, there is always a Fratelli wine to match your palate.
Chateau Indage Estate-Narayangaon, Maharastra
An ideal location for winemaking in India, Chateau Indage Vineyards located in Narayangaon about 85kms from Pune is perfect location for wine lovers. Indage was the first producer of champagne or sparkling wine and it remains their best seller even today – sold in India as Marquise de Pompadour and exported as Omar Khayyam. This champagne was also their flagship product. Indage has the largest and most varied portfolio.
Chateau Indage is one of the largest vineyards in India. It has also signed a MoU with an Australian University for a course in wine-making. Annual wine festivals are celebrated here in presence of celebrity guests. It organizes a thirty minute tour of the vineyards and has a wine shop within its premises that offer the tasting of excellent wines at affordable prices.
Soak in the picturesque surroundings and live the wine experience at Vallonné Vineyards,located in the Nashik Valley. It is India's first boutique winery which brings French-styled wines. Their wines embody a fusion of the finest winemaking techniques, state-of-the-art technology and flavors of the terroir. Vallonné, which means 'undulating landscape' in French, true to its name, stands on sprawling estates that rest on the gentle slopes of the Sahyadri ranges in Kavnai village that gradually blend into the clear waters of the Mukhne dam.
Celebrating your silver anniversary? Raising a toast to your brilliant success? Rejoicing the birth of your bundle of joy? Give the art of gifting a luxe stroke with your personalized, exclusive wine from Vallonné Vineyards. India's first boutique winery offers wine aficionados an opportunity to own their premium wine, matured in French barrels, complete with bespoke labels and a touch of exclusivity. For the first time in India, wine connoisseurs can leave their signature mark on wines. Choose your wine, nurture it in the Vallonné barrels and be the proud owner of your very own exclusive label.