Going to Nashik and not being able to visit their famous Sula Vineyards is surely considered to be a misfortune. Therefore, without giving it much thought, Sula was at the top of out bucket list on the things to do in Nashik.
Sula is located on Savargaon Road in Nashik and one can use Google Maps to reach there quickly and easily. We visited in December and to our disappointment, there was no harvest during that time. Nevertheless, there was yet so much to do !
We left for Sula at around 10:30AM and reached there at around 11:00PM and believe me, the crowd was much lesser than compared to what it was when we were leaving. Therefore, it is preferable to reach their early so that you get a chance at the several Photo Booths set out before reaching the actual destination.
There are wonderful photo booths and props kept on the way ranging from cycle to bottles to carts. Make sure you save space in your hone memory because we surely did exhaust our phone memory considering the amount of pictures we took !
On reaching the registration centre, you have to book a time slot to go for the tour. Since there were no grapes, we could not see the machines in process. However, we received a detailed explanation from the tour guide and we could see the enormous machines and barrels. The tour lasted for about 15 minutes.
After the tour, one can go for a wine tasting session, and it is an extra paid service. You are not only taught how to correctly taste the wine but are also offered six different variants to taste !
After that you can proceed to purchase wine but this is one of the hardest parts since one mostly stands confused on which wine to buy but once you are done, you are sorted to enjoy all those parties and weekdays with Sula's finest !
Again, it is a must visit but one should try to make it there when the harvest is available to enjoy a better experience. Sula also offers accommodation which makes it easier for people to visit. It is only 180KM from Mumbai... so, what are you waiting for ?! Get your weekends sorted NOW !