Trip To Soma Vine Village, Nashik

We loved the idea of indulging in wine tourism with a vineyard trip to Nashik, the official wine capital. Located at a distance of 173 km from Mumbai (approximately 3 hour drive from Central Mumbai via NH160) along the edge of the backwaters of Gangapur Dam, Soma Vine Village offers a getaway in the heart of the vineyard.  A trip to Soma Vine Village, surrounded by the magnificent Sahyadri ranges, indulges you with a walk through lush green vineyards, guided wine tour, tasting varieties of wine watching the sunset and winding down with a stress free dip in the pool if you to chose to stay back.



We arrived at Soma Vine Village at lunch time and relished "Saoji chicken curry" a traditional spicy recipe from Nagpur with hot steaming rice. Satiated, we checked into our our lake facing room and admired the view.



After a brief nap, it was time for a guided wine tour that prompted us to become a wine connoisseur. We got to know more about the journey of grapes - from bud burst to the bottle. Right from the different grape varieties, harvesting, to how the grapes are blended into the finest quality blends - the journey is fascinating. After the wine tour, we settled down to sample 5 varieties of wine and we picked our favorites instantly.




We enjoyed a couple of glasses admiring the crimson sky at the outdoor restaurant near the winery and decided to talk towards the backwaters of Gangapur Dam. The view of the sunset here is mesmerizing! The serenity of the place is surreal and one gets to picturize beautiful images of the setting sun. 




As the sun went down and we decided to take a refreshing swim in the pool of the villa and enjoyed an early dinner.



Next day, after breakfast we started our journey back home, making plans of yet another getaway but not without some fun moments.




How Do I Get Here:

By road from Mumbai: 173 km - approx 3 hour drive via NH160.
By road from Pune: 230 kms - approx 5 hour drive via NH60.
By road from Surat: 250 kms - approx 5 hour 30 minutes drive via Saputara-Nasik road.
Nearest Railway Station: Nashik - 25 kms

Where do I Stay:

Nashik has many stay options from quaint home stays, hotels to luxury resorts. We chose VResorts inside Soma Vine Village for our stay. Regenta Soma Vine Village is another option that can be explored.

Best Time to Visit:

Nashik is a year round destination with pleasant evening temperatures. January to March is a good time to enjoy harvest season and September to January are great if you like crispy winters.

What else can I do:

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple: Sai Baba Temple is a highly popular and revered shrine at Shirdi (104 kms, 2 hr 30 minute drive).
Trimbakeshwar: An ancient Hindu temple in the town of Trimbak (27 kms, 45 minute drive).
Saputara: If you have an additional day to spare, do visit Saputara, a hill station in Gujarat (100 kms, 2 hr 30 minute drive). Click here to know all about our Mumbai-Saputara Roadtrip.

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  1. You chose a great place to go wine tasting and sight seeing. Your photos are nice, you can see it's beautiful place.And what a fantastic view of the lake. It's so nice of you to share your vacation with everyone. Unfortunately , my home is too far away so no exotic retreats for me . But I live
    Close to several vineyards . You may have visited them when you were in California. You gave me the idea to visit a few Vineyards in Napa ,and Sonoma . Thanks for all that you share.

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    1. Oho wow! Do tell us about ur visit soon

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