The Best Wine Holidays in India

Here's our list of 9 wine tours you can plan for
The Best Wine Holidays in India

It pioneered wine production in the Nashik region and, subsequently, revolutionised the Indian wine industry. Today, it is not only a market leader, but an estate worth the visit. In February, head down for the famous Sulafest music extravaganza. Otherwise, enjoy a luxurious stay in one of their Sky Villas, while indulging in tours and tasting sessions. Sky Villa starting from 27,000 a night, taxes extra

Another prolific wine estate and one of Indias oldest, its 410-acre vineyards are located in the Nandi Hills near Bengaluru. It produces the fine Zampa and is especially proud of its La Reserve. While accommodation isnt provided, a day-long tour including lunch and wine tasting guarantees a heady experience. 850 per head on weekdays and 1,000 on weekends.

Three pairs of brothers came together to give birth to Fratelli Wines in 2006. Located in Solapur district in Maharashtra, the 240-acre estate brings in the best of Italian and Indian winemaking traditions to produce Chardonnays, Sauvignons and other fine wine varieties. Day visit from 1,500 per adult and overnight stay packages from 11,000 per couple.

Its just been nine years since its first harvest and the estate has already come a long way. The vineyards have been nurtured under the guidance of renowned oenologist Athanese Fakorellis. Overnight stay package is 6,500 and includes meals, wine tasting and a tour.

Heres a Nashik wine estate that seems right out of a painting, with its picturesque location and stunning view of the nearby dam. You can enjoy a meal in their restaurant known as Cellar and assimilate various wine flavours at their tasting room. Wine tasting starting at 150 per person for five varieties no accommodation.

At this very picturesque estate in Nashik, you can sip your wine while dining at a lake-facing restaurant by the well-regarded Malaka Spice. After that, you may retire to your room, which promises a breathtaking view. Rooms begin at 5,000 per night.

Calling it a vine village is a bit modest. After all, Soma boasts of a resort with attractions such as an adventure park, a spa, numerous dining options, entertainment rooms and some classy pool villas. Tours and tastings take place seven days a week. Overnight stays begin at 6,000 for a standard room, taxes extra.

Located in Karnataka, Blackbuck is a humble wine estate for both the connoisseur as well as anyone looking to relax. It provides executive rooms that include meals and free wine tastings. Of course, a tour of the estate and a visit to Blackbuck Forest makes it a rather sweet deal. Oh, and you can actually take part in grape stomping here Rooms from 4,000 including taxes.

Heres another wine estate that shows how Karnatakas climate and soil conditions are just perfect for wine production. Its wine education tour has a lot to offera tour around the vineyards and winery, wine tasting and even grape stomping. Tour charges are 250 per person, while grape stomping is 500.

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