A glass of wine makes a night with your partner progressively romantic or a Sunday Brunch with your friends even more bright and lively. The vivid hues of wine are enriching health-wise when taken with some restraint. From reducing your vulnerability to heart disease, cancer and stroke, to giving you a punch of antioxidants, wine is something you can relish without getting high. However, why taste the best wines indoors, when you can go hard and fast and appreciate wine tasting.
1. Grover Vineyards, Nandi Hills, Karnataka
Located 40kms from Bangalore, Grover Vineyards is arranged at the foothills of the Nandi hills. Nandi hills are a well-known tourist destination in Karnataka and the weather conditions are conducive for cultivating Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. The pristine natural beauty that envelopes the Vineyards is an additional benefit. Customized wine tours can likewise be arranged.
2. Vallee de Vin Vineyards (Zampa Wines), Nashik
The Vallee de Vin vineyards are new entrants and it is situated among Igatpuri and Nashik, on the Mumbai-Nashik highway. The most prestigious wine delivered by this winery is the Zampa wine, different wines created are Chenin blanc, sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, and sparkling rose and Brut. The pleasant weather and the lush greenery of grape plantations are what makes these vineyards significantly more special.
Sula was started in 1997 and has after some time set up itself as a renowned brand. Sula Vineyards host the ‘Sulafest’ consistently in February, and it is viewed as the best wine tours in India and is additionally prominently called ‘the Mecca of Wines’. Be that as it may, adding to the luxury factor is the three-bedroom lodge that is offered to the visitors alongside ‘Beyond’, the in-house restaurant that serves Italian cuisine.
Apart from Sulafest, wine tours are organized throughout the year.
4. Chateau d’Ori, Dindori, Madhya Pradesh
Located 22kms from Nashik, and synonymous to ‘luxury’, Chateau d’Ori covers a territory of 200 acres. The property incorporates 3 man-made lakes for indulging in water sports, luxury farmhouses with jacuzzi, swimming pools and wine tasting lounges.
The Chateau d’Ori houses the largest Merlot plantation in India alongside others that incorporate Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. The best part about these Vineyards is the way that they are totally environment-friendly as it doesn’t utilize pesticides and fertilizers, utilizes windmills to generate power, and so forth.
5. Fratelli Wines, Akluj, Maharashtra
Fratelli Wines are located 175kms away from Pune, in Akluj and makers around 13 varieties of wine, in any case, the most renowned of all is ‘Sette’ which is a fusion of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Different varieties incorporate Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Marsalan, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, and Muller Thurgau.