A few days back, I had a chance to see the Four Seasons Winery of the UB group at Baramati near Pune, Maharashtra. Being related to the chief winemaker, Abhay Kewadkar, has its perks. Hubs and I travelled to Baramati one fine morning and reached the Winery in around two hours.
The minute you get close to the Vineyards, you can see a majestic building surrounded by vineyards. The building is styled as a French château and looks really pretty.
The Winery has fourteen suites where people can come and live. The suites are luxuriously decorated and very comfortable. The suites overlook the vineyard and each one has a balcony where you can sit and enjoy the beautiful view of the rolling hills and the vineyard.
A swimming pool, Jacuzzi and a large party deck that overlooks the vineyard.
Some of the Red wine is stored in Oak barrels for it to mature. The Red wine can take anything from 6 months - 3 years to mature.
It was an incredible experience to see the whole wine making process and enjoy the sumptuous wine and food served there. My smile says it all.
The wine culture is steadily gaining popularity in India amongst people who enjoy liquor. Wine tourism has become fashionable these days, with more people visiting wineries as a holiday destination. Wines are here to stay, as many people are now enjoying a glass or two of wine with their Tandoori chicken and Fish Tikka, instead of Hard liquor.
Do you think a Winery is a good holiday destination?
To know more about Fours Seasons check out their website
Click here, to see an illustrated guide of 'How wine is made',