04 December, 2020

Grape Expectations

Wine tourism, the new buzz, takes you to a vineyard to live the life of a grape

Atul Loke
Grape Expectations
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Every grape tells a story. Its sweetness is a memory of being warmed, day after day, by a gentle sun; its sharpness recalls the coolness of long vineyard nights; its aroma is a grateful nod to the soil that nourished it; indeed, all the intensity of its flavour bears the imprint of the land that brought it forth it to life.

There is no better way for any wine-drinker, seasoned or novitiate, to appreciate wine than by reliving the story of the grapes that went into creating it. So that is what we did. We spent two days and a night camping at the Sula Vineyards in Nashik, 180 km and about five hours by road from Mumbai. We pitched a tent in the thick of the action, so to speak, sharing the same sunshine and catching the same breeze that transforms a humble grape into a complex bottle of wine. In other words, we lived the life of a grape for one weekend—and a good life it certainly is.

"Drinking wine is about enjoying life," says Rajeev Samant, CEO and founder of Sula Vineyards.

So this February, Sula tied up with Mocha...
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