6 Spectacular Vineyards in India

Do you love wines? Do you love visiting vineyards? Today’s article is dedicated to all my wine-loving friends and readers. A peek into the top vineyards in India.

Wine tourism in India has flourished in recent times. Urbanization on a large scale is influencing a change in the lives of modern men. An inclination to wine and a tour in the vineyards are now trending among travelers. The history of winemaking in India dates long back to the advent of the Indus Valley Civilization. Yet it did not gain substantial prominence due to the multiple influences of various dynasties and cultures in ancient India.

So without further ado, let me start a short virtual tour to the top vineyards in India.

Sula Vineyards in Nashik, Maharashtra

Sula Vineyards is one of the best and fabulous vineyards in India. The quantity of wine produced from the place captures the majority of the wine market share in India; about 70% to 80%. Spread across a huge area of about 3000 acres, the vineyard was established in the year 1996. The typical wine products produced in the vineyard range from white wine to red wine. The prominent among them being as Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Zinfandel Rosé, Brut Tropicale, Seco, Dia Red, Satori Merlot, and Cabernet Shirza. You can opt for a tour around the vineyard witnessing the wine-making process and tasting some of the exotic wines. The vineyard tours start from 11:30 AM till 6:30 PM.

The vineyard hosts the famous Sula festival; the greatest wine tour in India wrapped with unlimited fun and enjoyment. The festival is held every year during February. Two restaurants, one serving exquisite Italian dishes and the other Indian delicacies, are present near the vineyard. Besides, you can also stay at Beyond, the curated vineyard resort.

Courtesy : https://sulavineyards.com/index.php

Grover Zampa Vineyards in Bengaluru, Karnataka

Grover Zampa Vineyards is one of the oldest vineyards in India. Spread across 400 acres, it was established in the year 2012. In 2019, it expanded further by acquiring Charosa vineyards and Four Seasons wines. Viticulturists Georges Vesselle and Kanwal Grover, iconic in growing French grape varieties in India, were instrumental in creating the vineyard. Its premium wine varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Shiraz reds. Its wine qualities earned the vineyard an award in the category of premium wines.

You can opt for a tour along its vineyard. There are 3 tours conducted in a day, one at 10:30 AM, the second at 2:30 PM, and the third at 4 PM. The view of the mystic Nandi Hills with its enthralling beauty, from the vineyard, is something which you must not miss.

Grover Zampa Vineyards Nandi Hills,Grover Zampa Vineyards Nearby Places To  Visit,Things To Do in Grover Zampa Vineyards
Courtesy: https://www.clearholidays.com/places/nandi-hills/grover-zampa-vineyards

Fratelli Wines in Solapur, Maharashtra

Fratelli Wines is a joint venture of India and Italy. Established in 2007, it produces the finest wines in the country. The pioneers of the brand are the Secci brothers from Italy, the Sekhri brothers from Delhi, and the Mohite-Patil brothers from Solapur, Maharashtra. The word “Fratelli” means brothers, a rightful name considering the partnership of three pairs of brothers. Spread across an area of 240 acres of land, it is one of the biggest vineyards in India.

Just like other vineyards, it offers a wine tour where you can taste some of its best white, red and sparkling wines. Its specialties are Chenin Blanc, Sette reserve red, Chardonnay, and Sangiovese Bianco. It is good to stay overnight at one of their luxurious accommodations and enjoy the delectable wines coupled with the magnificent view of the surrounding landscape. Fratelli wines have 2 more branches at Motewadi and Garwar, similar to the main branch at Solapur.

Courtesy : https://fratelliwines.in/

Soma Vineyards in Sonnenahalli, Karnataka

If you want to visit a vineyard with mystic scenery and a vivid environment, then you must hop into the Soma Vineyards. It is one of the most scenic vineyards in India enriched with nature’s magnificent wonders. Spread across an area of 100 acres of land, it is smaller than the big vineyards mentioned above yet gorgeous in its own way. Established in 2002, the pristine location is circumference by the sparkling Gundamagere lake on one side, and the grand Makali hill on another side.

The special varieties of wine produced by the vineyard are Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz. They even offer wine tours from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM when you can taste some of their exclusive wines. Since the tour timings are limited, it is recommended to book ahead one day. Various weddings and other cultural events are also held at the vineyards.

Courtesy: https://www.booking.com/hotel/in/soma-vineyard-resort.en-gb.html

Chateau Indage Vineyard in Narayangaon, Maharashtra

The establishment of Chateau Indage Vineyard is attributed to Shyamrao Chowgule. The location is alluring being surrounded by the gorgeous Sahyadri Valley, lush greenery, and captivating weather. It is one of the significant vineyards in India. There are 2 more branches of Chateau Indage vineyard, one at Nashik and another at Himachal Pradesh. The wine connoisseurs can enjoy wine tours during the weekends. The 2-hour tour duration offers wine tasting opportunities and also dining at their cafe and bar. The vineyard produces almost 32 varieties of wine, all experimented and researched at the Champagne Technologies of France.

Besides wine tasting and tour, you can also walk along its widespread lands adorned with sugarcane trees and sweet corn plants. You can even stay at some of their cottages and enjoy the scenic landscape.

Chateau Indage - Wikipedia
Courtesy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chateau_Indage

Chandon Vineyards in Dindori, Maharashtra

Chandon Vineyards is one of the fabulous vineyards in India. With its branches spread across 22 cities in the country, it has been a pioneer in producing some of the finest wine varieties. Established in 2014 at the backdrop of the quaint Nashik foothills, it is a pleasure visiting the vineyards. Winner of The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships and Decanter World Wine Awards in 2020, the vineyard stands in parallel competing with the biggest vineyards in India.

You have to prior book for wine tours. The specialties of the Chandon Vineyards are Rose and Brut wines. The wines are specially curated considering the sub-tropical climate of India.

Courtesy: http://www.chandon.co.in/winery.php

Hope you have enjoyed reading about the spectacular vineyards in India. Have you visited any of them? Do share your experience and I would be happy to collaborate if you want us to cover any of your favorable vineyards.

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Kuntala

A travel enthusiast craving to explore the exotic destinations in the world, deciphering the mysteries and the thrill concealed in them.

Kuntala

A blogger interested in travelling and exploring new places and sharing ideas with all. Curious about the unique features of a place and its ethereal beauty.

37 thoughts on “6 Spectacular Vineyards in India

  • July 23, 2021 at 10:10 am
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    I gleaned a lot from this post…particularly how India is actually a place with wine orchards. There’s so much hubbub in New Delhi or Mumbai than an escape out to those vineyards may be the ultimate relaxation.

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    • July 23, 2021 at 1:54 pm
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      Thank you. Glad you liked and a visit to these vineyards is awesome

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    • July 23, 2021 at 11:57 pm
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      Wow these six spectacular vineyards in India are beautiful. I love the Soma vineyards. Fantastic images! Thanks for sharing.

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  • July 23, 2021 at 2:27 pm
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    I never thought of India having wine orchards. This was interesting. Great to hear they do tours.

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  • July 23, 2021 at 11:07 pm
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    Amazing! local produce are always the best. would like to visit the orchard someday when i visit India

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  • July 24, 2021 at 12:47 am
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    This is so amazing! I honestly had no idea that India had vineyards. I thought the country used all its land for tea. so cool!

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  • July 24, 2021 at 3:02 am
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    I prefer beer to wine, but I do like visiting a Vineyard. The natural setting is a big part of the reason.

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  • July 24, 2021 at 9:03 am
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    So awesome! places with the trees are my favorite places to visit and enjoy a trip. These looks cool to visit one day!

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  • July 24, 2021 at 12:27 pm
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    I had no idea about vineyards in india and it’s just amazing! Great photos and looks like it’s a good place to spend a day or two when visiting India – Knycx Journeying

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  • July 24, 2021 at 5:34 pm
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    I’ve read them all, as slowly as I could, digesting the beauty within. I haven’t visited any of them but I would love to, Kuntala!

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  • July 24, 2021 at 6:56 pm
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    I never knew this… When you think of India you don’t think of vineyards. I would love to visit these vineyards when I start traveling again.

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  • July 24, 2021 at 6:56 pm
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    I have always wanted to visit a vineyard. Looks so amazing and I am sure great wine too!!

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  • July 24, 2021 at 7:40 pm
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    The landscape looks absolutely beautiful. I’ve always thought of going to a vineyard, I think seeing how they make wine from scratch is art

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  • July 24, 2021 at 7:53 pm
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    Those vineyards are so beautiful. We don’t have vineyards in my country but I dream of working in one. I hope to at least visit a vineyard someday.

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  • July 24, 2021 at 11:47 pm
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    I hadn’t really considered that there would be a bunch of vineyards in India. Each of these are absolutely gorgeous. I like touring vineyards — I always have a good time even if I don’t drink much wine! THanks for sharing!

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  • July 25, 2021 at 12:24 am
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    I did not realize there are many vineyards in India and would love to visit them in tthe future especially the Grover Zampa. It would be nice to taste their award winning premium wines as well.

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  • July 25, 2021 at 8:40 am
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    These vineyards look spectacular! I specially like the view at Chandon, it’s breathtaking. I would love to go on a tour someday! And wine lots of it!

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  • July 25, 2021 at 9:56 am
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    My daughter in law is from India. Wine is a specialty of hers.

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  • July 25, 2021 at 1:25 pm
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    Hi Kuntala, I didn’t really ever imagine India having vineyards! Great information. I love India, especially Rishikesh, Mysore and Goa. I cant wait to return.

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  • July 25, 2021 at 6:35 pm
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    not a fan of wine but vineyards are a lot of fun! great list

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  • July 25, 2021 at 6:47 pm
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    It i lovely to learn about wine around the world because each and every vineyards are beautiful. I would love to learn how they make wine in India (because it is different here in Japan compared to the States).

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  • July 25, 2021 at 8:56 pm
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    I love wine! I would love to travel to India and vist each of these vineyards. Hopefully one day.

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  • July 26, 2021 at 12:32 am
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    I would have never assumed that there were so many vineyards in India. Why isn’t Indian wine more popular?

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    • July 26, 2021 at 1:30 am
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      In India wine production or tasting was not so much popular. Now it has gained prominence because of the vineyards coming up. That is the message I am trying to propagate through my article.

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  • July 26, 2021 at 3:02 am
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    I have always wanted to visit a vineyard. I’m definitely going to have to visit India to check some of these out.

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  • July 26, 2021 at 6:23 am
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    Wow… these are beautiful vineyards. My favourite is Chandon vineyard because my friend spoke so highly about it.

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  • July 26, 2021 at 8:41 am
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    Didn’t know much for vineyards in india and now you introduced six of them! I would consider putting these places on my itinerary for my next trip to India. 🙂

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  • July 26, 2021 at 9:04 am
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    I had only known about Sula wines, had been there few years ago and loved it. It’s good to know about the other ones too.

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  • July 26, 2021 at 10:02 am
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    wow.. I had heard the most about Sula Vineyards..didn’t know much about others..would love to visit them..

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  • July 26, 2021 at 1:09 pm
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    Inidia is fast becoming a country to look forward to in terms of business and tourism. As far as I can remember, only a few countries in the world have wine tourism. I don’t know about you. But I want to visit all six vineyards in India. I hope I won’t get dissy when I finished the 6th site. ha..ha..ha..

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    • July 26, 2021 at 4:50 pm
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      haha, you must visit one at a time

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  • July 26, 2021 at 7:17 pm
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    oh amazing!!! I had no idea there are vinyards in India, i would love to explore India more, would love to!

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  • July 26, 2021 at 10:39 pm
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    Saving this post…We visited Maharashtra and Bengaluru so many times and didn’t know of these wonderful vineyards…Definitely going to visit them now…Thanks for sharing!

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  • July 27, 2021 at 11:49 pm
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    Those look like wonderful places to visit and beautiful as well. It’s great that they have tours and I’ve always wanted to try visiting a vineyard.

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  • July 31, 2021 at 10:20 pm
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    I have no idea that there are vineyards in India. Thanks for sharing it and it’s interesting! I hope I can visit this as part of my India Trip in the future.

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