Enjoy wine tour in India

Wine Tour

1. Wine Tour in Bangalore

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Date: All days of the week

About the Destination:

Savour a sojourn in the enticing vineyards of Bangalore. Nestled away in the rustic town of Ramangar District 70 kms from Bangalore, the wineyard is one of the few places where you can learn the art of wine making; feel like a connoisseur as you get a know-how of appreciating good wine and differentiate it from the others.

Activities: Vineyard Wine Tour, Wine tasting.

Description:

The 90 minute tour starts in the morning at around 10.30 am where a briefing is given to the guests in the form of video presentation. Guests are informed about the history of wine and its cultivation before taking them to a vineyard to witness the process live.

Every aspect of wine making starting from fermentation to bottling and labeling is discussed. The most awaited minutes of the tour is when the guests are allowed to sample up to 5 different varieties of wine, of which two are of Indian origin and the rest French. The tour includes a discovery kit as well.

Difficulty Level: Easy

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2. Wine Tour with Lunch, Nandi Hills Bangalore

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Date: All days of the week

About the Destination:

Spend a riveting day at the vineyards, spread over 400 acres and being situated 920 metres above sea-level and at the foothills of the Nandi Hills in the North of Bangalore. With sloping green hills and verdant surroundings, the tour offers a relaxed day of wine tasting along with a session on the wine making process.

Description:

The guided wine tour, of around 3 hours, begins at 10:30 am with a visit to the vineyards where you would be told about the history of wine cultivation in brief. Stroll through rows of grape-bearing vines and take pictures too, after which you will be guided to the winery (in here pictures will not be allowed). Inside the winery you can view the entire process of wine making – from crushing of the grapes to the final labelling and packaging of the wine bottles. Next you would head to the barrel room, setup with real oak barrels, where ageing of premium wine is done. The wine tasting session, lasting around 90 minutes, takes place in the cellar where you would get to savour 5 different varieties of wines amidst gentle music. The tour concludes with a lunch buffet spread after which you can head home.

Activities: Vineyard Tour, Wine tasting, Lunch overlooking the vineyards

Meal Types: Veg and non-veg

Difficulty Level: Easy

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3. Wine Tour with Barefoot Grape Stomping

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Date: All days of the week

About the destination:

Bangalore is a great market for wine tourism. The reasons being the impeccable weather and wide expanses of tranquil nature that pose as perfect natural settings for wine-making. Moreover the garden city is filled with wine buffs who appreciate the art of making the delicious concoction.

Activities: Grape Stomping, Wine tasting, Wine tour

About the activity:

The traditional process of making wine is dated back epochs ago when wine was prepared by crushing grapes inside large tubs and tanks with the help of just your feet instead of a mechanized method or wine press. This grape stomping tour is not only a fun team activity but it is also accompanied with tasting the end product as well as other fine wines plus dancing to music.

Description:

The day begins when you report to the grape stomping venue that is Ramnagar at 11 am. Thereafter you can begin stomping on the grapes provided for you in vats or large tubs placed in the lawns beside the restaurant. Each barrel or tub can only have 4 people at a time. Stomping is synchronised with the beat or rhythm of the music.. This might last from 20 minutes to an hour depending on each individual’s stamina. This is when the thrill and joy of the activity escalates. Then on you can head to a wine tasting tour towards the vineyards where you can also enjoy a few glasses of the drink with your friends. Simultaneously you also get to learn how wine is prepared and the difference between the various types of the concoction.


The tour ends at about 4pm where you can depart the venue and head back to Bangalore.

Duration: Approximately 5 hours (11 am to 4 pm)
Difficulty Level: Easy

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4. Wine Tour with Lunch near Ramnagar, Bangalore

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Date: All days of the week

About the Destination:

Enjoy a romantic day out in the enticing vineyards of Bangalore. Nestled away in the rustic town of Ramangar District 70 kms from Bangalore, the vineyard is one of the few places where you can learn the art of wine making; feel like a connoisseur as you get a know-how of appreciating good wine and enjoy lunch at the in-house restaurant amidst the vineyards with views of the sprawling rows of grape vines.

Activities: Vineyard Tour, Wine tasting, Lunch at the vineyard

Description:

The wine tour starts in the morning at around 10.30 am where a briefing is given to the guests in the form of video presentation. Guests are informed about the history of wine and its cultivation before taking them to a vineyard to witness the process live.

Every aspect of wine making starting from fermentation to bottling and labeling is discussed. The most awaited minutes of the tour is when the guests are allowed to sample up to 5 different varieties of wine, of which two are of Indian origin and the rest French. Post this by around 1pm you can relish mouth-watering 5 course lunch at the in-house restaurant which offers European and Indian delights. You can also enjoy 2-5 glasses of wine with lunch at an additional cost.

Duration: Approximately 3 hours

Difficulty Level: Easy

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5. Khandeshi Wine & Dine Getaway From Mumbai, Near Nashik

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About the Destination:

Nashik, the third largest city in Maharashtra, is situated on the banks of the Godavari River. Known as a religious destination, this quaint city is popularly known as the ‘Wine Capital of India’.

One of Nashik’s best kept secret is a charming region to its north, called Khandeshi which can be aptly described as a culinary gem. This region is famous for its own distinct rustic cooking style, which derives its robust flavours from fresh local produce and country style cooking. This combination of good food and lovely wine makes Nashik a must do in every foodies bucket list.

About the Activity with Details:

Take off on a two day culinary adventure to tickle your taste buds! The Khandesh wine and dine getaway from Mumbai near Nashik, is guaranteed to give you an authentic slice of northern Maharashrian cuisine.

Spend a weekend doing nothing but gorging on delicious local cuisine and sampling the delicate wines on offer. Visit a vineyard, the first grape plantation in Nasikh, interact with the farmers and know more about the wine culture. Try your hand at recreating some local cuisine with a fun filled cooking activity, under the tutelage of skilled home cooks.

Meal Types: Khandeshi Cuisine, Veg & Non-veg (Wine included)

Activities: Food & Wine Pairings, Wine Tasting, Vineyard Tour, Farm Tour, Cooking

Duration: 2 Days (4-6 Hours Each Day)

Difficulty Level: Easy

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6. Wine Tour And Villa Stay at Soma Vine Village

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Sipping in your favourite wine is indeed the best thing you can do! And to have this blissful experience, no other destination can surpass the beauty of the Soma Vine Village in Nashik ! A bustling city within a short drive from Mumbai, Nashik, is popular for its ideal atmosphere that is appropriate to its primary industry – Wine!

At the resort, you can jump at the opportunity of experiencing the beauty of Nashik vineyards, as you luxuriate in the experience of wine tasting! Stay in a sprawling, exuberant villa that is rich with all the modern amenities, swimming pool and even an in room breakfast service which completes your memorable stay!

About the Activity with Details:

Resting between the backwaters of the Gangapur Dam and the compelling Sahyadri Ranges, Soma Vine Village is an exceptional destination. It offers you a lovely point of view of the fabulous estates where you can spoil yourself with a plantation walk and get a healthy dose of fun with Nashik vineyard visits and wine tasting. While here, you can likewise appreciate the delightful support from Culture Kitchen, the in house diner that serves selective soul nourishment and other scrumptious cooking.

An encapsulation of extravagance, sentiment and isolation, it is the ideal getaway destination for each one of those looking for a taste of their favourite beverage!

Meal Types: Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian

Duration: 1N/2D

Timings:Check-in: 02:00PM;Check-out: 12:00PM

Activities: Vineyard Tour, Wine Tasting

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7. Nashik Vineyard Stay and Tour

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Nashik vineyard stay with tour takes you to one of the pioneer vineyards in the city. Also known as the ‘Wine Capital of India’, this third largest city in Maharashtra has an age long history of wine making and is also the home to some of the best vineyards in the country.

The Beyond Vineyard Resort; previously called the ‘Sula Vineyard’, is among one of the best vineyard resorts in Nashik. Salubrious ambience, pleasant climate and the favourable soil condition of this vineyard resort in Nashik makes it an ideal destination to know and learn more about the wine culture.

About the Activity with Details:

Within this Nashik vineyard stay, you will get ample of opportunities to get acquainted with the different stages in wine preparation. Within the tour, you will also get to taste or sample some of the exquisite blends of wine in the Beyond Vineyard Resort. Delicious food, relaxing spa therapies, luxurious stay options and some of the leisure activities like bike riding or kayaking will add more fun and excitement to your wine tour.

Meal Types: Vegetarian

Duration: 1N/1D

Timings:Check-in: 02:00PM ; Check-out: 12:00PM

Activities: Wine Tour, Wine Tasting, Kayaking, Bike Ride

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