Vineyards - DOT-Maharashtra Tourism
Tourist Destination / Place
Nasik Vineyards have become fascinating tourist points in recent times and are famous for the manufacturing of wines. It has enlisted in Geographical Indicators of India, thus it is geographically protected. Red and white are the major wines produced in this vineyard.
Districts / Region
Nashik District, Maharashtra, India.
Unique Features / Exclusivity
Nasik is now popularly known as the Wine Capital of India. There are several vineyards manufacturing quality wines and the Sula Wine is one of the leading manufacturers of Wines in Nashik. The wines are produced in two types: red and white. There are 29 wineries in operation in Nashik at present.
Grape farming has been done in Nashik since the 1950s. By 1987, the exportation of wines such as Chardonnay and Pinot Vior had started through the medium of a cooperative winery named Pimpane Cooperative Ltd. However, it was discontinued due to various reasons in 2003.
Rajeev Samant and his family started planting winemaking grape varieties such as Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. Rajeev Samant was a Stanford graduate, and he experimented exhaustively in the making of wines. He started manufacturing and importing quality wines. Rajeev Samant has an impact on his travelling and his values on his life and business. He strongly believes in being a steward of the land and in sustainable business practices. He is a boon factor of Sula, the famous brand of Wine in Nashik. Sula is one of the leading and eco-friendly wine manufacturing companies in India. Sula has ensured the use of significant resources and is committed to sustainable winemaking practices. Sula has contributed to the upliftment of Sula’s community of farmers across Maharashtra and Karnataka.
The wine expert named Steven Spurrier has rated this wine to be between 13 and 17 of ‘Acceptable’ to ‘Very Good’ grade on a 20-point grading system.
The vicinity of Nasik has explored the land on the hills with a good evaluated range. It is quite favourable for the growth of grape farming which is the basic ingredient of wine making. This is the upper Godavari Valley with an abundance of water available for orchids.
Weather / Climate
The average annual temperature in Nashik is 24.1 degrees Celsius.
Winters are extreme in this region, and the temperature goes as low as 12 degrees Celsius.
The sun is very harsh during summers. Nashik gets more rain during summer than winters. The temperature during summer goes above 30 degrees Celsius.
The average annual rainfall is around 1134 mm.
Things To Do
Every vineyard has its specifics to offer. From wine tasting tours to personalised wine tours one name’s it and they have it. From beautiful sceneries to accompanied delicacies with wine.
Nearest Tourist Place
- Someshwar Waterfall
- Enriching Nasik
- Sunset Point, Gangapur Dam
How To Travel To Tourist Place
By Air , Rail, Road (Flight, Train , Bus ) with distance and required time
- By Flight : Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
- By Train : Nasik Road Station.
- By Bus : One can only get to Nasik Vineyards by roadways. Several busses operate from several cities to the same.
Special Food Speciality And Hotel
Nashik is famous for its Maharashtrian delicacies and local variants.
Accommodation Facilities Nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police Station
There are various hotels and lodges near the vineyards. Soma Vineyards have their resorts for accommodation purposes too.
MTDC Resort Nearby Details
The nearest MTDC around Nashik is Grape Park Resort- MTDC.
Tour Operator Information
There are several local operators that plan regular tours to the vineyards with proper tour guidance.
Visiting Rule and Time, Best Month To
The best time to visit Nashik vineyards is between November to March due to the pleasant climate. The timings for the vineyards are generally from 11:00 A.M to 11:00 P.M.
Language Spoken In Area
English, Hindi, Marathi.