Visiting a vineyards in India can be an exquisite experience for a person as very few people get the chance to see one of the oldest drinks made in history, to be prepared for commercial use. Some of the questions that comes into our mind while drinking wine like the how a wine is prepared, how much alcohol is there iattrn the wine, is wine safe to drink can be all be answered by visiting here.
Vineyard is a place where plantations of the grape that will be used to make wines happens along with raisins and grape juice both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. The term is popularized after the decline of Roman Empire and has a huge contribution by the French. These vineyards have been famous mainly in US and Europe while for a huge part of history they were present in Europe dominantly than anywhere else in the world.
Wines in India have significantly grown over the years on the basis of consumption and production. Some of the best wines in all the world are prepared here along with some delicious and non-alcoholic juices that are ecstatic in their taste. There are some valleys and states that have invested in the wine business which is blooming well in India now.
1. Sula Vineyard, Nashik
This is one of the most famous vineyards in the Nashik valley, the valley which is the major producer for wine in India. This winery started in 1999 with a huge rise in demands from the mid 2000s where it grew to become one of the major producers in the India with the gross market share in wines about 65%.
The tour timings for visiting Sula vineyard are between 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. everyday. There are some very fine restaurants in the winey, Little Italy being one of the most famous restaurants there that provides one of the most delicious Italian dishes, when devoured with the wine from Sula can be a delightful experience.
2. York Winery, Gangapur, Nashik
This is another vineyard that is situated in the Nashik valley and is in close proximity with the Sula Vineyard but is also close to the Gangapur dam along with a nice view of the sun setting down the hills.
This place can be one of the exotic picturesque when some great flavored wine from this winery is enjoyed during the sunset. There are a few dining places here which serve some pleasing food along with the best quality of the wine produced by this winery.
3. Grover Zampa Vineyard, Nandi Hills
This is a very famous and one of the oldest vineyards in India that is situated in Karnataka and is in associations with the Maharashtra based premium wine brand. This vineyard is particularly famous for producing some finest and most premium quality of wines in whole India with one of the biggest areas for producing wine which is spread over 400 acres.
4. Soma Vineyards
Vineyards are generally expected to be scenic and covered with a good quality of green cover and Soma vineyards in Karnataka has some beautiful trees in their yard while being surrounded by Makali hills on one side and Gundamagere lake on the other side.
The coconut trees which are grown along with the grapes increase the beauty of the place and is often regarded as one of the best grape plantations in the whole world to visit.
5. Nandi Valley Winery
It is one of the largest wine producers in Bangalore which is closely situated to the Grover Zampa winery and Soma Vineyards. It is an hour drive from the national highway 44 and makes a perfect spot for wine tourism due to its ability to be reached easily.
With the DJ being one of the most in demand people nowadays, all the tourists who are looking for a nice party over the weekend along with some good wine then they can easily try this valley.
6. Fratelli Winery
With a 240 acre place this Italian winery which means brother in Italian is 2nd biggest vineyard situated in Maharashtra. It produces one of the best red wine in whole India as well as the world with its top brand being Sette reserve red which is termed as a premium wine.
The place is located in countryside and is recommended for most of the people to stay for a night as the modern accommodation place offers a huge variety of services and a detailed tour on production as well as recipe of the wine.
7. Chandon Winery
This is a world-renowned vineyard that is located in Madhya Pradesh and has sparkling wines for which anyone will fell in love with. It is one of the latest vineyards that started in 2016 and has grown a lot over the time.
While being surrounded by hills, the joy of consuming rear rose wines increases tremendously. Advanced booking needs to be done to visit these places which is a heaven for all the wine lovers.
8. Chateau d’Ori Vineyard
One of the largest vineyards in the Nashik Valley with an area of over 400 acre which is watered by three man-made lakes. This is a unique and totally commercial based vineyard that can’t be missed, with a warm and welcoming tasting area, a lot of people are often booking their spots in the vineyard to taste some pleasant wine. It is located Dindori, Madhya Pradesh which was founded in the year 2007.