If you are a wine lover, then this is the perfect holiday for you. And even if you are not, taking this holiday will definitely turn you into one. Think about taking a holiday away from the hustle of the cities in a faraway location, surrounded by beautiful vineyards and sitting, sipping on a crisp glass of white or red wine and just relaxing with your loved ones. So are you packing your bags yet? Have we convinced you enough? Then Maharashtra is the place to go.
Maharashtra is the land of wines in India, here are the Vineyards that you must visit.
1. Sula Vineyards Nashik
Talking about wines and Maharashtra Sula is the first thing that comes to mind. And all for good reason, this is one of the best Vineyards in the place. Beyond the Sula Vineyards, there is a 32 room brilliant resort to stay, which also offers private villas. It has a spa which gives you wine treatments. While you stay here you can go around and explore the big stretches of Vineyards taking tasting tours here and learning about your favourite types of wines.
2. Chateau Indage Estate Vineyards, Narayangaon
See, swirl, sniff and sip wine at the Chateau Vineyard, located 85 kilometres from the main city Pune. It offers 32 varieties of wine. Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Shiraz, Malbec to name a few, are some of the best here.
You can stay here at their luxury guest house and indulge in exotic food and fresh garden wines.
3. Four Seasons Vineyard, Pune
Located on the Solapur highway, about 25 kilometres away from Pune. This is famous for the tour of the inside of the winery here, this winery has one of the most sophisticated equipment from Italy and France. End this tour with a structured wine tasting. The rośe wine that they serve here is an absolute try and don’t forget to take a few bottles home, you will get great discounts.
4. Vallonne Vineyards, Nashik
This is a boutique winery that produces French-style wines which are easily blended in the Indian taste palate. Malbec, Rose, Vin De Passerillage (dessert wine) and Cabernet Sauvignon are their best wines. Sit at their lake-facing restaurant and indulge in their south Asian cuisine paired with amazing wines.
So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets and get ready to enjoy some wine time with your family or friends or even plan a solo trip to take a break from the chaos of work life.
(The article was originally published on The Quint.)