I am super delighted that I decided to visit here in the end moment. Just before leaving from home, I checked out the website of this winery of India, Soma Vine Village, and booked my stay in an instant.
Since, I had been to Napa and Sonoma valley, I was double excited to check out the vineyards of India.
The city of Nashik, situated in the Maharashtra state, is called the “Wine Capital of India”. This boutique winery of India, Soma Vine Village, is only 18 kms away from Nashik, where you can explore the vineyards, learn how they make their wines, taste the wines they produce and also relax at their marvellous resort.
Wine Tour & Tasting:
The tour commences every hour from 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM by a wine expert. He/she shows the vineyards and explains in brief the history and numbers behind Soma Wines. Later, there is a tour to the factory area where their exclusive wine is processed and stored. Finally, comes the wine tasting.
This boutique winery of India, Soma Vine Village, make wines for the European palate, Indian palate and some dessert wines. We tasted 2 white wines, a rosè wine, a red wine and a dessert wine.
Soma Vine Village also won an award at the Indian Wine Awards 2017 in the category of Best Indian Rose for their Rose Dessert Zinfandel 2016 and that was the one I liked the most as well. They has won several other awards which also includes a Decanter Asia Wine Award and two Indian Consumer Choice Awards.
Soma Vineyard Resort:
A splendid resort located alongside the backwaters of Gangapur Dam and surrounded by spectacular Sahyadri Ranges.
Starting off the stay with a welcome wine was the second impressive thing I found at the reception. First was the gorgeous wall arts. They beautifully embraced the walls all along the resort, which still keeps me praising the artists.
In this resort cum winery of India, Soma Vine Village, all the rooms are named after the wines. We had the Cabernet room for the night. The plush bed, opulent dressing and a palm plant next to the shower gave us a blissful stay experience. In addition to that was the view from the balcony, where I spent my most time while in the room. It rained continuously that day but I didn’t mind at all since it offered the most stunning views of the vineyard, mountains, pool and the palm trees.
The resort also comprises of luxurious pool villas, restaurants, conference halls, amphitheatre and an adventure sports park called the Zonkers.
If you want to soak yourself in a wine filled tub, set foot into this distinctive vino spa. A spa which consists of some unique therapies alongside of classic Swedish and Thai massages. The products they use in the spa are exclusively made from different wines. You can even opt for a Jacuzzi bath filled with Red Wine and rose petals. How exquisite does it sounds, isn’t it?
Since it was my birthday morning, I went for a Rose and Milk Maharani (Queen) Bath, followed by a wine foot massage. I can vouch for the products they use as it left my skin completely flawless, smooth and soft.
If you are into wines and visiting India, then this is the place you must not miss. As for Indians, this can be a captivating place to spend a luxurious, full-of-wine weekend.
I had an unforgettable time over here and I surely wish the same for you.
Also, if you are looking for any other wineries to visit nearby, you must check out Sula Vineyards as well. It is one of the fastest emerging wine company of India and very popular in abroad as well.
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