#12 of 22 Places to Visit in Nashik
Distance (From Nashik CBS Bus Station): 12 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): Half Day to Full Day
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 12 km from Nashik Central Bus Station, Sula Vineyards is the famous Indian winery located in Nashik. The Nashik region is known as the 'Wine Capital of India' and is home to almost 50 wineries.
Sula Vineyards was founded by Rajeev Samant in 1998. Spread across 160 acres of area, Sula Vineyards is the Valley's first commercial winery. Currently, Sula operates two wineries at Nashik and Dindori in Maharashtra, and have taken over three custom crush facilities in Nashik and Karnataka. Sula's grapes come from their vineyards as well as from contract farmers across the region. The company's viticulture team trains and educates the farmers on best practices. Sula Vineyards were awarded with a silver medal for its 2012 Sauvignon Blanc as the biggest wine maker in India.
Sula Vineyards is a perfect weekend getaway from Mumbai, Pune and a good day trip form Nashik. The winery and vineyards are open to the public for educational tours. As part of their wine tourism venture, Sula operates a tasting room, 2 restaurants Little Italy & Soma, a 35-room resort Beyond by Sula, and an amphitheater at their Nashik estate. The wine tour is a 45 minutes tour where visitors can see the actual process of wine production. Travellers will also get to taste 4 wines at Sula Vineyards. Besides offering the tasty wines, where one can get the panoramic view of the undulating vineyards bounded in a pretty ambience. Those who are not willing to spend a night at Beyond, Sula's guest house or at Nasik can easily make a day trip to this countryside vineyard.
SulaFest is an annual two-day gourmet world music festival held in February at Sula Vineyards in Nashik every year. Started in 2008, this festival offers music, drinks, food, and fashion. Some of the activities the festival-goers can engage in include grape stomping, wine tasting, and camping.
Tour Timings: 11.30 AM - 6.30 PM.
Tour Cost: Rs. 250 per person which includes tour + tasting of 5 wines.