Sula Vineyards, one of the best wineries in India, has given a new face to the wine industry in Nasik. Since the launch of its first wine in 2000, the amazing growth with some award winning wines has made Sula Vineyards famous across the world.The panoramic location, the beautiful tasting room and the educational tours have made Sula Vineyards a tourist attraction.
Another highlight and prime attraction of this place is the Sula Festival that is held every year. This day long festival is all about wine, food and music and brings thousands of wine lovers to this beautiful estate. The magic of Sulafest is indefinable and it has become so famous that it has got a list of followers who religiously want to attend it every year. Adding to it, there are many first timers coming to Sulafest every year and they also vow to come back again. The Sulafest is a daylong carnival starting at noon and continues until midnight. The Greek-style Open air Amphitheatre of Sula Vineyards, overlooking the beautiful vineyards serves as the perfect place for this fest. The chilled environment gives the people an opportunity to let their hair down and have a memorable time. There are music concerts, food stalls selling pastas, pizzas and kebabs and an array of imported and local wines available, most of them at the tasting room rates. One can sit on the lawn and relax listening to the concerts or indulge in activities like foot massages, tattoos, nail arts, caricature, tarot card reader and many more. The flea market, also called Sulafest Bazar' is an added attraction with its art and craft shops, eco-friendly gifts and clothing stalls.
The Sulafest 2011 held on 6th February was like a mini Woodstock in Nasik and was attended by more than 3000 people. It was a well organized event and attended by popular rock bands like Midival Punditz, Pentagram, Tough on Tobacco and many more. It was a blend of music, wine, food and Bournville as Cadbury Bournville was the main sponsor for the event. The charm of the flea market, fun activities like tarot card reader and the food stalls were to their best but grape stomping added to the spirit of Sulafest.
Wine lovers and die-hard fans of Sula fest are eagerly waiting for the next Sulafest to be held in 2012 which is expected to draw even more crowd than previous year.