Winter is on its way bringing with it the perfect season to sip on some beautiful wines and take time out to unwind. Most are unaware that Mumbai is surrounded by some of the best wineries in the country, and it would be a shame to not visit at least one of them this winter. Start planning your weekend getaways, already!
Grover Zampa @Nashik
Minutes away from Vallonne, Grover Zampa is a winery you shouldn't miss. A beautiful drive from Mumbai, make sure to get a tasting at the cellar, and sip on some good wine while enjoying the views. Don't forget to try the Cabernet Sauvignon while you are there.
Around 315 kms from Mumbai is this beautiful winery spread across 240 acres of land. With over 12 different varieties of grapes, Fratelli winery is said to produce some of the best Indian wines. Apart from making quality wines, this beautiful winery also accommodates guests to stay in their luxurious rooms and experience wine tasting along with Maharashtrian food. A great way to relax and rejuvenate.
A view of the Vallonne Vineyards. Photo via website
Vallonne Vineyards @Nashik
Experience rural India like never before at Vallonne vineyards in Nashik. Right from mountain hiking and bullock cart rides in the village to winery tours, tastings and food and wine paired menus, Vallonne has it all. Also,get a sneak peak atwhat goes into making some of India’s finest wines on a tour of the winery and a tasting session in the cellar.
York Wines @Nashik
York is the perfect place to spend a cold winter afternoon overlooking a picturesque view sipping on one of the best wines in town. Their tasting room with a view of the Gangapur Lake serves food cooked in north Indian and Maharashtrian spices that pair beautifully with their wines. Their Chenin Blanc is a must-try - a blend of Chenin fermented in stainless steel tanks and oak barrel. It is perfect to pair with light curries, pastas, salads and sushi. Book your stay in Nashik for a tour of the York Winery.
The most well-known Sula Vineyards serves nothing but the absolute best. Their wines are delicately crafted and par excellence quality is ensured. Apart from their tastings, the Sula fest is also a popular event wherein there is music, good food and the best wines to enjoy. Stay at Beyond by Sula for a real experience of the vineyards.
Fresh grape vines at Chateau d'Ori. Photo via website
Chateau d'Ori @Nashik
Located about 22 km from Nashik, Chateau d'Ori's tasting room offers a scenic view overlooking the entire estate.Explore the best of their produce at their wine tastings and stay at their guest house overlooking the vineyards making it the perfect place for a short getaway.