A Trip To Nashik- The Wine Capital Of India

20th May 2022
Day 1

A trip to the Wine capital of the country Nashik is incomplete without visiting the vineyards. Situated in the Western Ghats, at an altitude of 600 metres above sea level, Nashik's soil is of volcanic origin. This coupled with the cool nights of Nashik ensure high level of acid in the grapes, while warm days ensure optimum ripeness of the grapes, resulting in perfect growing conditions and terrains for premium wine grapes. While there are close to 50 wineries in the state, the most popular ones include Sula Vineyards, York Winery, Vallonne, Soma Vineyards and Grover Zampa. You can choose to tour vineyards owned by any of these companies, while at the same time tasting some of their best wine selection and get discounts on the purchases. In the wine tasting section an expert will show you the correct method of holding the wine glass, observing the colour, taking in the aroma and finally the right way of tasting it! A few of the vineyards like Soma, also allow you to stomp grapes in vats, to experience the method of maceration used in traditional wine-making.

Also while savouring this adventure with wine, vineyards and a lot more you may be looking out for accommodation to heighten your experience, suiting your needs and taste. A few of the hotels that can be considered as listed below.

Located in Ambad, The Gateway Hotel offers non-smoking rooms with a flat-screen TV. This 5-star hotel has 3 dining options, an outdoor swimming pool and fitness facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Featuring views of the garden, air-conditioned rooms at The Gateway Hotel Ambad come with modern décor.

All are fitted with a minibar and private bathroom with shower facilities.

The experience of living on a vineyard and touring it, wine glass in hand is truly a wine connoisseur’s delight! This resort offers this and more. Wine-sampling, grape-stomping and an evening where you lower your feet in a pool and indulge in some good food! The grape stomping session is for INR 1,600 per bucket for 4 people, and time permitted is around 20 minutes.

An AccorHotels Brand is conveniently located in Nashik.

It is 6 km from Ram Kund and 8 km from Godavari Falls, Pandavleni Caves and the vineyards of Sula, York and Soma. It is 16 km from Nashik Railway Station and a 3.5-hour drive away from Mumbai International Airport. Guests can enjoy the on-site multi-cuisine restaurant Spice IT that serves Indian, Oriental, European delicacies and authentic regional delights. Spice it features longest breakfast from 4 am to 12 noon.

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