Wine is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in the world. Its popularity is increasing in India as well. There are many wine brands in India that serve delicious and high-quality wines, catering to all sectors.
However, there is one brand which is the household name for wines in India, Sula Vineyards. The vineyards are located in Nashik and have emerged as the dominant brand in the Indian Wine industry.
Sula Vineyards - It’s Beginning In Nashik
Rajeev Samant, who studied at Standard University, and worked at Oracle in California, didn’t have anything related to wine and grapes in his mind. However, when he visited his family’s land in Nashik, something struck him. He wanted to start his own vineyard in India.
For experience, he worked for three months in a small winery in California with his friend and mentor, and now Sula’s Master Winemaker - Kerry Damskey. In 1996, he established Sula Vineyards. The name Sula came from his mother’s name - Sulabha, which highlights the rich heritage of India. The first bottle of wine by Sula was sold in 1999.
In 2005, Sula opened India’s first wine tasting room at a winery. In 2008, launched the Sula Fest - India’s first wine and music festival. In the same year, they also opened the country’s first Vineyard Resort. From Nashik, the brand has gained international recognition. Since then, Sula wines has now emerged as a famous wine brand in India.
Sula Wine Collection
Sula Vineyards in Nashik offers a great selection of wines. Sula Offers Sula Classics, Rasa, Dindori, The Source and International Collections. The wines are made from the best grapes grown in the vineyards in Nashik. Dindori, The Source and Rasa have now emerged as popular brand extensions offering delightful experiences.
Activities At Sula Vineyards
There are many things to do at Sula Vineyards. Sula conducts tours and tastings, where you can tour their winery and understand the process of winemaking. You can also taste the various delicious wines offered by Sula.
The timings are from 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM during weekdays and 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM during weekends.
Sula offers dining experiences as well. It offers lip-smacking Indian meals at Rasa and Italian food at Little Italy. You will also enjoy finger foods, cheese and crackers at the Tasting Room. You can also shop for wines at the in-house shop. The timings of the restaurant and the shop are from 11 AM to 11 PM.
Stay At Sula Vineyards
Yes, you have heard it right! Sula Vineyards offers exquisite accommodations befitting the best vineyard resort in India. The accommodations are luxurious and located amidst the bountiful landscape of the vineyards.
The Source By Sula offers tastefully crafted rooms facing the dreamy vineyards of Nashik. The rooms offered are Tower Suite, Vineyard Suite, Grand Cru, and Tree House No. 1. The rooms have all the modern amenities and are built stylistically - showcasing the best of Sula Vineyards.
Beyond By Sula is a dreamy villa with 3 bedrooms and a private pool. The villa is located opposite Gangapur Lake, offering a fantastic view. The view, ambience and luxurious experience make it one of the best places to stay in Nashik.
Many of us dream of having a destination wedding at beaches or palaces. How about having one at the Sula Vineyards? A beautiful amphitheatre with hills on one side and vineyards on the other side will make your wedding a spectacular one! A spectacular setting like this will make your dream come true!
Sula Vineyards in Nashik has become an iconic attraction near Mumbai and Pune. It is considered to be among the best wine brands in India, offering great products along with tours. Sula wines have now emerged as a major household name.