Ten-Second Takeaway

Four Seasons Vineyard located about two hours from Pune on the Sholapur highway offers a detailed winery tours, and better still, you could book rooms and live the good life right here in the vineyard.

Where Is It?

The winery is located In a small town called Roti in the Baramati district of Maharashtra. You need to drive from Pune towards Sholapur and take a right after the second toll gate. Driving down is your best bet, you could take a bus as well, The vineyard folks might be be happy to pick you up from the main road.

What Is Unique About It?

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Apart from staying a couple of nights in the vineyard {in a building designed like a chateau}, you get a detailed tour of the winery including tours of the wine making process. As part of the tour of the vineyard, we were taught to visually inspect the wine to gauge the age of the wine followed by swirling to release the aromas. We tasted a total of three whites, one rose and two reds. This was accompanied by the resident expert’s comments to give us an insight into the nuances. A small, beautiful reserve forest, adjacent to the property, is perfect to take an early morning or an evening walk. We spotted some deer while on one of these walks. 

Best Time To Visit?

January to April is when you should make a visit here. This is when you will see grapes in the vineyard, you can see the cleaning of the fruit, crushing and extraction of the juice. The rest of the year, you see no grapes and the juices are left to ferment, and undergo the process of clarification and more! Plan and pack your bags at the earliest now!

Don’t Leave Home Without?

Your camera, sun screen, binoculars, a cap and walking shoes.

#LBBTip

While driving in or out of Pune, see if you can make some time for lunch. Make a pit stop at Maratha Samrat for some of the best Maharashtrian cuisine around!

Photos: Soham Shenoy