Nashik - The Wine Capital of India

Nashik is a holy city in Maharashtra that is celebrated for its abundant production of redolent grapes. The berries thrive in well-drained soil and cool temperatures, and Nashik offers just that. The hilly terrain promotes the perfect sustainable environment, making the city a hub for wineries. Sula, one of the leading wine brands in India, founded its largest vineyard in Nashik in 1999. Established by Rajeev Samant, Sula enabled the city to become a top-tier wine-producing city in India. If you visit the city between January and April, you will be welcomed by the strong scent of grapes that fill the atmosphere.

According to Steven Spurrier, a famous wine taster, the wine produced here scores between 13 to 17 on a 20-grade scale. As they are produced at a high altitude, the taste and quality of the grapes remain succulent and top-notch. Out of 180,000 acres of agricultural land in Nashik, 8,000 acres are dedicated to wine grape cultivation.

Out of the 46 wineries in India, 22 are in Nashik, while the rest are scattered across Hyderabad, Kashmir and other parts of India. Business and leisure travellers come here to explore the many vineyards in Nashik that are home to both red and white grapes.

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Vineyards in Nashik

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Sula Vineyards

One of the leading vineyards in Nashik, Sula paved the path for the city to become the wine capital of India. Commemorating the art of winemaking, the vineyard presents a range of carefully-aged red and white wines - Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and more. Apart from the lush fields of grapes, the estate also proffers an elegant stay option. The abode provides suites and treehouses that overlook the vineyard and the sparkling lake nearby. During your stay, you can indulge in nature walks, cycling, spa treatments as well as VIP wine tours.

Vallonné Vineyards

One of the most popular vineyards after Sula, Vallonné Vineyards presents a boutique wine estate that offers one of the best wineries in Nashik, a restaurant and a hotel. The vineyard produces high-quality French-style wines that connoisseurs can explore and savour via winery tours and the many tasting sessions planned here. People can also experience the charming green vineyard while devouring ambrosial delicacies at the lake-facing restaurant. Close to the crystal waters of Mukhne Dam, both nature and wine lovers will find the dining blissful. Some of the most popular collections of red, white and dessert wines found here include Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chenin Blanc, Merlot, Viognier and Riesling.

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view of a vineyard with grape vines on either side

Grover Zampa Vineyards

Grover Zampa is popular for the ubiquitous Grover wine bottles. The vineyard is run by a range of professionals who carefully handpick ripe grapes and follow traditional processes to concoct the perfect sip of wine! The aroma and the quality of the wine curated at Grover Zampa Vineyards allure people from across the world for a taste. From wine tours to wine tasting, this well-known vineyard in Nashik is one of the best places to visit in the city.

Soma Vine Village

Indian wine culture is blessed with the production of classic wine at Soma Vine Village. A premier boutique winery, it is located near the backwaters of Gangapur Dam. Apart from lush fields, the winery offers one of the best luxury resorts in Nashik. What makes the experience at Soma Vine Village unique is the availability of fun-filled activities like grape stomping, provisions for picnics and cooking events with wine. The winery has an impressive stack of wines comprising Venus Red Wine Gold, Pinot Noir Rose, Shiraz Reserve, Zinfandel Rose Litchi Honey and more. Thanks to its production of award-winning bottles, Soma Vine Village was crowned the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice 2021 title.

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As you explore and sip on your favourite glass of wine, you can pamper yourself with a luxurious stay at Kamfotel Hotel Nashik. It is located in the heart of the city and is close to the most popular travel hubs. Decked with modern rooms and fine restaurants, a stay here lets you accomplish your travelling goals as well as rest in bliss!