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Wine Tourism Articles

Sula: Wine Tourism Limping back in Nashik from July 10
After a complete lockdown since March 24, Nashik has taken the first baby steps to open wine resorts with the stipulated restrictions on hygiene and social distancing with Beyond by Sula being the first to open tomorrow, followed by The Source at Sula next weekend at the statutory 33% capacity with no wine tasting or restaurants to open, writes Subhash Arora who agrees with Rajeev Samant that for now the safety of visitors and the staff is more important than Sula’s famous wine experience
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Wine Tourism: Six of Top Vineyards to visit in UK
The number of beautiful and award-winning vineyards in the UK is on the rise, and I have personally toured most of them a couple of months ago, writes our guest writer Beatrix Potter who says whether you are looking to learn more about the wine-making process or simply want to indulge in a fun wine-tasting, there is a UK vineyard for you and shares here experience about six of the top vineyards across the country
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Soma Vine Village progressing as Wine Destination
Soma Vine Village, a boutique winery concept with a full resort, is progressing at a steady pace with 24 labels in its portfolio and several facilities for visitors, writes Sheetal Kadam who spent a day at Soma Vine Village during her recent visit to Nashik, with Pradeep Pachpatil and the Italian winemakers Alessandra and Luca Terassi who she had met last year and shares her experience
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DiVine Wine Tours in Tuscany and Italian Regions
Antonio Sferlazzo, a wine passionate Italian consultant and journalist based in the Chianti wine district of Tuscany has been organizing individual and corporate customized private wine tours in Tuscany and other parts of Italy, for over 18 years for a select international clientele of wine lovers, and offers Tours specializing in Tuscany, Etna and Piedmont, Veneto through his company The DiVine Wine Tours, writes Subhash Arora who has been meeting him frequently during his trips to Italy and is quite impressed by its repertoire and passion
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Soma Vineyards collaborates with Royal Orchid Hotels
Within a short span of less than 4 years when Pradeep Pachpatil, told me at the Somanda winery being constructed adjoining the then Beyond-by-Sula Resort, that his objective was to make 1000 cases annually and promote wine tourism at the boutique winery, he executed an order of 1000 cases to the US in December, 2017 and has tied up with Royal Orchid Hotels group for hospitality, changing the name to Regenta Resort-Soma Vine Village, writes Subhash Arora who met him and the General Manager of the resort from Royal Orchid recently
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Gateway Hotel- Gateway to Nashik Wineries
Sula, York, Soma and Vallonne are pitching for more and more wine tourism facilities and attractions in Nashik, but the name of Hotel Gateway belonging to the Taj group is also emerging as a wine destination, thanks to the strides taken by their wine appassionato General Manager Vinod Pandey, writes Subhash Arora who checked out the facilities and believes it could be an ideal place for many
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Sula Sprints ahead in the Marathon
Despite the short term gap of a few months in having its wine resort, Sula is sprinting ahead in the wine tourism marathon by constructing new facilities at its old winery and buying Heritage Resorts in Karnataka last month, even as wineries like Vallonne, Soma Nasik and Soma Bangalore are focusing on wine tourism infrastructure
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SulaFest ready to Rock n Roll for Tenth Year
Started in 2008, the usual 2-day SulaFest is all geared up to celebrate its 10th edition of music and wine festival extended this year to 3 days to accommodate 120 artists on February 3-5 and welcome a record number of 18000 to 20,000 people at Sula Vineyards at Nashik, writes Subhash Arora who is a frequent visitor and commends the quality of the festival and the unmatchable treat it has to offer to wine and music aficionados across India
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BRWSC 2016: Wine Tourism is the Key
Wine Tourism is not only the key to the growth of any winery, it could also be a means of survival for many middle-of-the course wineries, according to Sarah Jane Evens MW and Rajeev Samant, Founder CEO of Sula Vineyards, who gave his example as a case study of a highly successful wine tourism in India, reports Subhash Arora who attended the first Asian Wine & Spirit Forum and Tasting – The Silk Route at the Funhill District of Beijing on October 10-12 also known as BRWSC
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Wine Tourism: Sula leads the Way
When barely 5 vintages old, Sula started a Tasting Room in the winery in 2005 when other producers were talking about survival or brushing aside suggestion of wine tourism as non-productive; it never looked back, adding various features to attract wine tourists of all ages, making Sula a leader in wine tourism also by miles and globally one of the most successful destinations, writes Subhash Arora who believes tourism ought to be integral part of a winery set up in India to improve the branding and bottom line
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IWINETC 2016: Indian Wine Tourism Young but Exciting
Indian wine industry is nascent and so is the wine tourism but during the last decade, there have been several gradual innovations, making it very dynamic and interesting for the overseas wine lovers to visit some of the wineries and feel the vibrancy, said Subhash Arora while speaking to group of wine tour operators as a Speaker at the International Wine Tourism Conference (IWINETC) in Barcelona last week
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Bangalore Soma Vineyards- Pursuit of Silence
Bangalore Soma Vineyards owned by D. N. Raju is getting extremely popular as a wine destination and for unique wine events for a couple of years but the company floated by this acoustics engineer from IISC Bangalore, was inspired by Michel Rolland and has been a major grape supplier to Grover Vineyards in Bangalore for over 10 years, writes Subhash Arora who attended one such rocking wine event organised by the Bangalore Wine Club and attended by around 70 people
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BEYOND Making and Selling Wine
Wine Tourism has been in a state of infancy in India but Sula has taken the lead and pioneered the concept with its former guest house and now a resort BEYOND as an independent profit center that also helps promote its brand, with York following in baby steps but the new baby Fratelli already pro-active and Four Seasons trailing because of location disadvantage, writes Subhash Arora who believes that the idea of wine trail should be encouraged by bodies like IGPB.
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