The liking for wine has started to grow rapidly in India even though the winemaking tradition in India actually dates back to the Indus Valley civilization. With the love that people now have for wine, there are multiple vineyards and wineries that have come up in the country. They are spread over acres with rolling hills surrounding them. One can actually go and see the whole winemaking process and stroll in the vineyard and go for wine tasting. This can easily be one of the best vacations that you would take. If this is one your mind then visit these vineyards in India and have a time of your life.
Chateau Indage Vineyard
Who wouldn’t love a glass of Chateau Indage wine? Their wines are absolutely divine and why not, their vineyards are located in Sahyadri Valley with beautiful plush landscapes and with a soil and climate that is perfect to produce great wine. They have as many as 32 types of wine, which means that they have something for everybody. Whether you are a first-timer or a wine connoisseur, you would not be disappointed. The wine tours take place only over the weekend and consist of wine tasting and fine dining at the winery’s Ivy Café and Bar. You can also stay in the many cottages available here.
Where: Pune – Nashik Hwy, Mahtre Wadi, Narayangaon, Maharashtra
Sula Vineyards are one of the most popular wineries in India and why not, the liking for this particular wine has really gone up. They have a lot in store for the people who come in here. One can go on a tour, wine tasting, be part of many events that take place here like Sula Fest which is one of the most famous events. Because there are a lot of people who visit this place, they have also opened up a hotel called Beyond where you can stay during your visit.
Where: Gat 36/2, Govardhan Village, Off, Gangapur-Savargaon Rd, Nashik, Maharashtra
The company was started by three pairs of brothers from Italy, Maharashtra and Delhi in 2007. Fratelli which means ‘brothers’ in Italian produces one of the best wines in the country and is spread over 240 acres. They have a proper tour package that includes wine tasting as well. Since the vineyard is located in a very far away place, it is recommended that you stay in here and enjoy your day and tour without any hassle. The rooms are fully furnished and super comfortable.
Where: Akluj, in the Solapur district of Maharashtra. It’s approximately 300 kilometers (6 hours) from Mumbai.
Known for their award-winning La Reserve brand of oak matured Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz reds, Grover Zampa is one of the most famous and oldest winemakers of India. The company merged with a Maharashtra-based company called Vallée de Vin to compete with Sula, the other famous brand name. Grover Zampa is actually a family run business which was started in 1988 and over the years has expanded from 100 acres to 400 acres. They make some of the best wines and you can actually visit the winery’s barrel room.
You can opt for a long tour which is three and a half hour tour followed by lunch which takes place every day at 10:30 am. If you are looking for shorter tours and wine tasting then you can go to other smaller vineyards that are located in Maharashtra. Here you can enjoy as many wines as you like for ex. Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, sparkling Rose and Brut and much more.
Where: Grover Zampa Vineyard, 63, Raghunathapura, Devanahalli Road, Bangalore District, Doddaballapura, Karnataka, India
Come in here for a soothing experience in one of the most beautiful locations. The Four Season vineyard is located amid western Ghats and consists of a stunning architecture that consists of plush and comforting rooms. The have wide range of wines that we are sure you already are a fan of but their rose and white wine is something that we absolutely love. The property here includes 14 rooms, swimming pool, spa, party deck and a restaurant. They also have a well planned tour that includes roaming around the vineyard, wine tasting and food pairing. Since the area is surrounded by nothing but wilderness, one can also spot deer here.
Where: Four Seasons Vineyard, Gate No. 263, Daund Taluka, Pune District, Roti, Maharashtra, India
York Winery and Tasting Room
If you are looking for a quiet affair when it comes to wine tasting and taking a tour of the vineyards then make way to York Winery and Tasting Room. It is situated in a serene surrounding with a view of Gangapur Dam and beautiful hills. They have various tours available for people who are looking for a great experience. They have got many awards for various wines and we bet that you would end up purchasing many from here.
Where: Gat No.15, 2, Gangapur-Savargaon Rd, Gangavarhe, Nashik, Maharashtra, India
Plan your visit to another of the famous brands in India that have given some of the best wines to the country. They are spread across 230 acres and entered the market in 2013 with 3 different labels – Reserve, Pleasures and Selection, each of which caters to a different segment of people. They are also the first ones to introduce Tempranillo, which is a Spanish origin grape to the Indian market. They make great wines and one can always go here to explore it more but only if you have the patience to sit through a journey on a bad road.
Where: Charosa village, around 55 kilometers (one hour) from Nashik in the Dindori district.
Who hasn’t tasted the beautiful sparkling wine of Chandon? It is a very famous brand that made its way to India in 2016 and has been spread over 21 acres. There are many tours available along with wine tasting but for which prior reservation is required. Enjoy your drink overlooking the beautiful view that this place has.
Where: GAT No-652, Stroke 1 and 653, Village Dindori, Taluka Dindori, Nashik, Maharashtra, India