I first went to Sula Vineyards at Nashik in 2009. I was obviously charmed and enamoured. I have been visiting every year after that and the place has only become bigger, better and more beautiful. On a Tuesday, last week, Sula Vineyards invited me to spend the day there. My sister, Himani (whose photographs you often see on the blog) accompanied me. Also, I have deemed her the official photographeress for everything I do. 🙂 Check out her work at www.himanishah.in.
So, here’s a photo story on how we spent the day in wine and food heaven.
After a long, 4 hour journey from Mumbai to Nashik, we lunched at the Soleil by La Plage.
Fun fact: We celebrated our arrival with a Sula Brut Rosé bottle. And we learnt that what we see in the movies about popping open a bottle of bubbly is not the right way to go about it if you want to drink the wine. We actually saw a demo on how gently the cork comes off if done right.
If one of your closest friends has a farmhouse in Nashik, at a 15 minute drive from the Sula vineyards, you’re bound to make a trip up to the place every opportunity you get.
While we do getaway on the odd weekends, our friend has introduced us to the shenanigans of Sula fest. It has now become a ritual to attend.
Photograph: Aniruddha Guha
Considering we’ve had so much fun each time, we’re already gearing up for Sulafest ’11.
It promises to be a daylong celebration of music, fine dark chocolate, food and wine on 5th February 2011. This year’s band line-up will feature Pentagram , Midival Punditz, Something Relevant, Tough on Tobacco and Petri Dish Project. Spicing up this great musical line-up will be Sulafest Bazaar: a selection of carefully chosen shopping and food stalls.
Tickets available at: www.bookmyshow.com
Mumbai: Sant, Rhythm House, Godrej Nature’s Basket, The Bagel Shop, Landmark | Pune: 11 East Street Cafe, Swig @ Prems, Landmark | Nashik: Sula Vineyards, Caf Express, Foodmart, Vaishnavi Gift House
Call:+91 9004493976/ 022 61280606/ 0253 2230575 or log onto www.sulawines.com