India has many surprises in store for its travellers and one such surprise is the many vineyards that are to be found here. Though wine production is mostly done in Italy, India has its own set of vineyards that cater to the taste buds of the people.
Also these vineyards are located in some of the most scenic regions and tourists can explore the area while enjoying sipping on these wines.
Sula Vineyards situated in Nasik is India's most acknowledged and easily accessible vineyard. It was established in 1997 and in a matter of few years has commendably grown into a reputed winery.
The winery is rather visitor friendly and tourists can take the pleasure of a tour through the distillery, taste the wines and also indulge in other fun filled events.
Travellers coming to the scenic town of Nashik in Maharashtra should make it a point to visit this winery.
Scenic view of the Sula Vineyards.
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Chateau Indage Vineyard
The Chateau Indage is an exceptionally large vineyard and was established in 1982. Located in the small hamlet of Narayangaon which is known for its natural beauty, this vineyard is most reputed for its exclusive range of Chantilli wines.
The winery has an interesting collection of wines in its wine shop and tasting bar and tourists who come here can taste the six different varieties of wines after paying a small amount.
Wine barrels at Chateau Indage Vineyard.
Photo Courtesy: Ipshita Bhattacharya
Chateau d'Ori Vineyard
The Chateau d'Ori vineyard is a relatively new vineyard that is situated at the foot of Nhera-Ori Hills in Dindori. This small town was previously a spiritual centre where travellers came to meditate.
Apart from the wines, this vineyard has also gained popularity for its farmhouse accommodation, wine tasting bar and three artificial lakes that are being developed for exciting water sports and several other attractions.
The Grover Vineyards was established in 1988 and is located in Doddaballapur that is at a distance of nearly 25 km from Nandi Hills in Bangalore.
It is a major tourist spot and is visited by nature lovers, bird lovers, trekkers and wildlife enthusiasts. The vineyard adds to the attraction of this place and travellers coming here ensure that they visit the vineyard.
The vineyard offers tour of the fields, the wine-making process, packaging process and also offers the exciting wine tasting event in the wine cellar underground. The package also offers lunch for two.
View of the Grover Vineyards.
Photo Courtesy: Sandip Bhattacharya
Tiger Hill Vineyards
The Tiger Hill vineyard is located on the outskirts of Nasik town and produces a good range of premium quality wines. Tourists coming to Nashik can explore the various attractions of this town and also visit this winery.
You must though bear in mind that if you are planning to visit the winery you would have to book before hand. It has an amazing tasting bar where you can enjoy a number of wines at an incredibly reasonable price.