Best Vineyards in Nashik That All Wine Lovers Should Explore

Situated on the banks of River Godavari, Nashik or Nasik is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in India, and among the must-include places in Maharashtra tour packages as it is believed to be the place where Lord Rama stayed for a while along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana during their exile. Nashik is fondly called the wine capital of India. Also, Nashik is one of the four cities in India where Kumbh Mela is hosted, which makes it a prominent site of pilgrimage in Hinduism. Besides, Nashik is eminently known as the ‘Wine capital of India’ as it is home to some of the country’s best vineyards, and many of them offer wine tours and have tasting rooms for visitors. If you are a wine lover and want to taste homegrown wine or walk through the thick vineyards as part of the Nashik tour packages, you must take a look at these vineyards in & around Nashik.

Sula Vineyards

Located in the Govardhan Village, Sula Vineyard was established in 1999 and is the first winery in Nashik, among the top places to visit in Maharashtra. Today, Sula is one of the leading wineries in India and takes pride in producing Sula – a wine that is totally Indian. It is the brainchild of Rajeev Samant who aspired for a wine revolution in India. It is known for producing classic wines from the premium grapes which are harvested at its estate vineyards. Sula Vineyards dominates the industry with a market share of 65% in India and also exports to about 30 countries around the world. It is also Sula who first introduced wine tourism to India, where you can explore the expansive vineyards, and also taste their exotic wines. If you want to enjoy some excellent wine with amazing music and frivolities, February would be the perfect time to visit Sula Vineyards in Nashik, where you will be able to attend the Sulafest!

Timing: 11 AM- 6.30 PM

Price: Rs. 400 for Wine Tour & Tasting of 6 Wines

Soma Vine Village

Encompassed by the Western Ghats, Soma Wine Village is a boutique winery located at Gangavarhe village near Nashik, India. Spread over an area of about 100 acres, the winery was founded in 2004 by Omkar Pachpatil, who is passionate about winemaking and viticulture. The vineyard has a variety of grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, and Pinot Noir. Here, the grapes are produced using organic methods, and use traditional methods to produce wines that are both elegant and flavorful. The Soma Cabernet Sauvignon, their flagship wine, is a highly-rated wine that has won several international awards. Soma is one of the best vineyard resorts in Nashik and is all about sheer opulence. Apart from the vineyard stay, Soma also arranges professionally guided winery tours where you can learn about the winemaking techniques and indulge in a wine-tasting session as part of Nashik packages.

Timing: 11 AM- 6.30 PM

Price: Rs. 500 for Wine Tour & Tasting of 5 Wines

York Winery

Located in Gangavarhe village, York is one of the leading wineries in Nashik as well as in India. Established in 2006, York Winery is spread over 9 acres and is the brainchild of Nashik-based entrepreneur Lilo Gurnani. Over the years, York Winery has produced several award-winning wines. Their first vintage York Estate Reserve Shiraz 2008 won a Gold Medal at the Sommelier India Wine Competition. In 2012, they won Bronze Medals at the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition for their Chenin Blanc and the Sauvignon Blanc, and also a silver medal at the Indian Wine Consumer Choice Awards 2015.  Apart from wine production, York Winery offers vineyard tours and wine-tasting sessions for visitors. Besides, York also plans to open up a wine bar and accommodation at its winery in Nashik, among the best places to visit near Pune.

Timing: 12 AM- 6 PM

Price: Rs. 250 for Wine Tour & Tasting

Grover Zampa Vineyards

Grover Zampa is another major wine with vineyards in Nashik, among the most popular places to visit near Mumbai. If you’re traveling to Nashik by road from Mumbai via National Highway 160, do visit this vineyard there along the way. Located in the Sanjegaon area between Igatpuri and Nashik, the vineyard spreads over 230 acres and is the second-largest winemaker in India after Sula Vineyards. It was set up by Kanwal Grover in 1988. Their sparkling wines are made in the traditional method used in the Champagne region of France. The Art Collection wines are also widely acclaimed, particularly the Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz Rose, Chenin Blanc, and Cabernet Shiraz. Grover Zampa’s sunny patios and courtyards provide quite a relaxing ambiance for one to unwind in peace while enjoying some La Reserve Shiraz-Cabernet, the first reserve wine of India. 

Timing: 10.30 AM, 2.30 PM & 4 PM

Price: Rs. 200 for Wine Tour & Rs. 500 for Wine Tasting 

Vallonne Vineyards

Eminent for its French-styled wines, Vallonne Vineyards is one of the most popular Vineyards in Nashik, one of the best pilgrimage places to visit near Aurangabad. Overlooking the Kavnai Peak near Igatpuri, it was started in 2009 by Shailendra Pai in association with his close pal, Alan Viegas. The vineyard, which spreads across 30 acres, is credited for being the producer of the first premium French-style wines in India. Here, the wines are crafted using the finest wine-making techniques and state-of-the-art processes from France. The winery produces 13 different labels and has received awards and accolades on both national & international platforms. Immerse yourself in wine-making with a guided tour, and learn about the different grape varieties, the art of harvesting, and the particular methods used to create their award-winning wines. With its lush vineyards, world-class wines, and warm hospitality, it offers a truly memorable experience for wine enthusiasts and nature lovers as part of the Maharashtra tour

Timing: 12 PM – 7 PM

Price: Rs. 400 for Wine Tour & Wine Tasting

Chateau d’Ori Vineyard

Nashik, the wine capital of India, has some beautiful wineries and vineyards on the slopes of the Western Ghats. The Château d’Ori is one of the most popular and the biggest wineries and vineyards in India. Situated across the hills of Nhera-Ori Hills in the Dindori district near Nashik, Château d’Ori is a 100-acre single estate established by Mr. Ranjit Dhuru in 2007. Watered by three manmade lakes, the winery has a dome-shaped winery with a farmhouse, and an intimate tasting lounge, stacked with the most unique and premium ranges of wines produced here at the Chateau. Chateau has adopted the viniculture process from the single largest wine-producing region in the world – Bordeaux, France. Nashik is one of the prominent places to visit near Surat.

Timing: 3 PM – 6 PM

Price: Rs. 6500 per night

Chandon India Winery

Away from the hustle-bustle of city life, Chandon India Winery is an excellent option for a quick escapade to the world of premium wines. Best known for its sparkling wines, Chandon was started in 2014 by Moët Hennessy in a 19-acre picturesque stretch of the Dindori region of Nashik, among the best places for pilgrimage in Maharashtra. Chandon India is one of the best wineries in the Nashik region, and among the must-visit places to visit in Nashik for wine lovers. Apart from being one of the popular wine manufacturing brands in Nashik, Chandon is also known for its sustainable practices and its contribution toward the betterment of the environment. Chandon India Vineyard is fine architecture in itself and offers you a complete experience through its wine tasting, restaurant, and ambiance. It is from here that Chandon has released some of the ore popular and affordable sparkling wines in India for close to a decade now. 

Timing: 10 AM – 6 PM

Price: Rs. 400 for Wine Tasting & Winery Tour

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