Tipsy Trips: 8 Vineyards In India You Have To Visit

Navni posted on 18 July

Have you always wanted to witness the making of your favourite white, red, or sparkling? Here’s where you should head. You may not get to stomp on all the grapes, but you will get to stay amidst beautiful vineyards and sip upon the best wines our country has to offer.

Bookmark these wine destinations for your next long weekend.

Sula Vineyards

Sula came about in 1993, when engineer Rajiv Samant along with Californian wine-maker, Kerry Damskey dug around the Nashik region. Over the years, Sula has gained nation-wide recognition and produces wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Zinfandel and Merlot, along with Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Rieslin.

The vineyards are open to public educational tours, wine tastings and even offer accommodation, not to mention the awesome Sula Fest.

Where: Nashik

Nearest Airport: Mumbai {you can take a bus or train from Mumbai or Pune}

Find them on Facebook here.

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Gat 36/2, Govardhan Village, Off Gangapur-Savargaon Road, Nashik, Maharashtra

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Fratelli

Fratelli boasts of sprawling vineyards and a winery with a capacity of 6,00,000 litres. They offer a whole range of packages for those who want to visit, from day packages—including a tour of the Motewadi and Garwar vineyards, wine sampling, packed food etc—to weekend getaway packages.

They’re known for their Chenin Blanc and Sangiovese Bianco.

Where: Solapur, Maharashtra

Nearest Airport: Solapur

Find out more here.

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131, Taluka: Malshiras, Distt. Solapur, Maharashtra

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Four Seasons Vineyards

The Four Seasons Vineyards is the ultimate weekend getaway. The property comprises 14 rooms, a swimming pool, a spa and a party deck and terrace. They can hold up to 1,000 people, in case you have party on your mind. When it comes to educating yourself on wine, there are plenty of opportunities: Vineyard trails, tasting rooms, a wine merchandise store, and a restaurant complete with food and wine pairings.

Where: Roti, Pune District, Maharashtra

Nearest Airport: Pune

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263, Daund Taluka, Pune District, Roti, Maharashtra

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Chateau D’Ori

Started by businessman Ranjit Dhuru, Chateau D’ori perhaps has the largest Merlot plantations, along with thriving vines of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. Like all the other vineyards, they too offer tours and stays.

Where: Dindori Taluka Nashik Maharashtra

Nearest Airport: Mumbai/Pune

Find out more here.

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Gat No 529, Dindori - Shivar, Dindori Taluka, Nashik, Maharashtra

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Grover Zampa

You may have recently come in contact with the Grover Zampa Soiree wine at a dinner party. We’re telling you to head to the source. The Grover Zampa brand was created due to a result of the merger between the Grover Vineyards and Vallee de Vin. The vineyards at Nandi Hills are situated 920 metres above sea level and make for a stunning sight.

You can sign up for a winery tour or a tasting session to make the most of the scenic beauty.

Where:  Nandi Hills & Nashik

Nearest Airport: Bangalore; Mumbai

Find out more here.

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63, Raghunathapura, Devanahalli Road, Doddaballapura, Karnataka

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Pause Vineyards

Another Nashik resident, Pause Vineyards produces some quality Port Wine. Pause has a bunch of sub-brands: Indian Classic, Indian Nectar, Puro etc. Their vineyards span 100 acres and get sunshine throughout the year, so you don’t have to time your visit according to season.

Contact them to get all the deets on tours and tastings.

Where: Dindori, Nashik

Nearest Airport: Mumbai

Find out more here.

York Winery

York Winery produces a variety of wines, including the red, white, rose, sparkling and dessert varieties. The vineyards occupy six acres of land between a hill and a lake.

They primarily grow grape varieties like Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. A trip here has you sitting in their tasting room, overlooking the lake and the vineyards and sipping on the best they have to offer.

Where: Gangavarhe Village, Nashik

Nearest Airport: Mumbai/Pune

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Gat 15/2, Gangapur-Savargaon Road, Gangavarhe Village, Nashik, Maharashtra

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