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Wine Tour in India

Viticulture, the cultivation of grapes and grape vines; grape growing in India has a history that dates back to the Bronze Age time period of the Indus Valley Civilization (IVC). 

During those good old days, grapevines were considered to have been brought in from the Persian Empire (now the Islamic Republic of Iran). 

Wineries in India

The first acknowledged reference of wine making was in the late 4th century BCE compositions of Chanakya (also known as Kautilya or Vishnu Gupta) who was the advisor of Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of the Maurya Empire. 

Wine Grapes

A multitude of farms of grapevines where wine grapes are produced were developed across Kashmir, Baramati (Pune, Maharashtra) and Surat (Gujarat). During the year 1833, for the first time, Indian wines were exhibited at the Calcutta International Exhibition to a tremendous reception.

The early 1980s is considered as the most important period in the modern wine industry of India as the notable Tonia Group was launched in the West Indian state of Goa.

The Tonia Group imported vinifera grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon (one of the world's most sought-after red wine grape varieties), Chardonnay (green-skinned grapevine variety), Pinot Blanc (white wine grape), Pinot noir (red wine grape variety) and Trebbiano also known as Ugni Blanc (white grape) and commenced making sparkling and still wines. 

Today India is the home of some of the finest vineyards in the world. Indian vineries are cutting-edge in terms of technology and produce some remarkable vintages.

Most Popular Wine Tours in India

Wine Tasting in India

Wine tourism in India is a relatively new concept and many have absolutely no idea about the growing popularity of vineyards in India. Well, it is high time to let them get introduced to the most recent and trending wine tour in India. 

Wine tours in India come with a tag which says in bold - nothing like before! Yes, wine tours are totally different from everything you ever experienced! It is time to understand that people do not just drink wine, but taste it with all the five senses. 

Wine tours don't stop you with just tasting the wine from where it is made, but it will exhibit how your favorite drink is being manufactured, all these, right in front of your eyes!

Facts about vineyard 

Sula Vineyards was presented with a silver medal for its 2012 Sauvignon Blanc (green-skinned grape variety) as the most prominent winery in the country. During the year 2009, the Fratelli Wines introduced ‘SETTE’, a Cabernet and Sangiovese blended wine, which subsequently became the signature brand of the company. 

Grover Zampa offers wine tours in both of their locations, Bangalore and Nashik. Organic wines of Chateau d'Ori are most preferred by wine buffs. Nashik has 36 world-class wineries, the highest in number than any other Indian city. Nashik in Maharashtra is celebrated as the 'Wine Capital of India'.

Find below some of the finest Vineyards in India and pack your bags for a wine-filled vacation! (in no particular order)

Finest Vineyards in India

Sula Vineyards, Nashik, Maharashtra
Address: Gat 36/2, Govardhan Village, Off, Gangapur-Savargaon Rd, Nashik, Maharashtra 422222
Phone: 099700 90010

Chateau Indage Estate Vineyards, Narayangaon, Maharashtra
Address: 42Q7+3XJ, Pune - Nashik Hwy, Mahtre Wadi, Narayangaon, Maharashtra 410504

Chateau d’Ori, Dindori, Madhya Pradesh
Address: 5RGW+JQV, Nashik, Maharashtra 422202
Phone: 022 6506 4933

Grover Vineyards, Nandi Hills, Karnataka
Address: Raghunathapur, Doddaballapur Main Rd, Bengaluru, Karnataka 561205

Zampa Wines, Nashik, Maharashtra
Address: Gat. 967/1026 , At Post Sanjegaon , Taluka Igatpuri, Nashik, Maharashtra 422402
Phone: 091122 02586

Fratelli Wines, Akluj, Maharashtra
Address: Shipaiwadi, Motewadi, Maharashtra 413107
Phone: 011 2659 2900

Other popular vine yard in India 

Soma Vineyard in Nashik
Address: Survey No. 1, Village Ganghavare Gangapur-Ganghavare Road, Maharashtra 422222
Phone: 070280 66016

Four Seasons Vineyards in Baramati, Pune
Address: Gate No. 263, Daund Taluka, Pune District, Roti, Maharashtra 412219

Vallonne Vineyards in Nashik
Address: Gat no. 504, Kavnai Shivar Near Sanjegaon, Taluka, Igatpuri, Maharashtra 422403
Phone: 092722 27773

KRSMA Vineyards in Hampi
Address: SH 29, Zhoolkunti, Karnataka 583279
Phone: 080 4152 7173

Blackbuck Wine Resort in Karnataka
Address: P8QV+8PW, Mydanahalli, Karnataka 572127
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