Why Your Next Getaway Needs To Be At Sula Vineyards, Nashik

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.

Lunch at Soleil by La Plage
Lunch at 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.

Opening the Sula Brut Rosé
Opening the Sula Brut Rosé

Given my immense sweet tooth, I tried the dessert wine, Late Harvest – Chenin Blanc as well as the chocolate fondant.

Chocolate fondant at Soleil by La Plage
Chocolate fondant at Soleil by La Plage

With satiated palates and full stomachs, we went for a winery tour. Karan Vasani, a fine wine maker took us along. It was extremely educational, peppered with Karan’s subtle sense of humour. The approximate 90 minutes just flew by. When you do visit the Sula Vineyards, and you must, experience it for yourself. You’ll be soaking in the culture of wine making and leave truly knowledgeable.

Alice is always updating her social media and blog
Alice is always updating her social media and blog on the go

When you hear and see that much wine in process, surely, you’ll want to taste it as well. That’s exactly what we did.

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From L-R: Karan Vasani,
From L-R: Karan Vasani, Sejal, Hesha, Vipul, Dhruvi, Tarika and Krishma

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What I loved about the wine tasting was that we learned about the composition and flavour of each wine while having it. And we paired it with the goat’s cheese bruschettas.

Another fun fact: The goat’s cheese is locally made too and served at the restaurants, following a farm to fork policy.

Hoping to make it to the #Rhythmofthevines wall
Hoping to make it to the #Rhythmofthevines wall
#Rhythmofthevines wall
#Rhythmofthevines wall

Needless to say, it was a day well spent that ended with watching the beautiful sunset. Thanks Sula Vineyards for inviting us.

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A happy Alice in vineland

And thank you Himani, for making me your muse and helping with all my projects.

Himani Shah | Photo: Dhruvi Shah
Himani Shah | Photo: Dhruvi Shah

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