Sula Vineyards- Bangalore
Sula Vineyards in Bangalore has been renamed, Domaine Sula. Karnataka is the second-largest grape-growing area in the country, with growing wine culture.
Founder and Sula Beginning
Rajeev Samant first became acquainted with wines while studying at Stanford University and working at Oracle in California; but, when he returned to India in the early 1990s, neither grapes nor wine was on his mind. In 1994, an accidental visit to his family's estate in Nashik, a location well-known for cultivating table grapes, planted the germ of an idea, and before long, he was investigating the notion of growing wine grapes in Nashik. With his curiosity sparked, Rajeev spent three months at a tiny vineyard in California owned by his friend and mentor, Kerry Damskey, who is now Sula's Master Winemaker.
Being on the front lines of wine production provided him an inside insight into the world of wines, and in 1999, Rajeev founded Sula Vineyards, which was followed by over 35 more wineries throughout India over the next decade. The name "Sula" was derived from his mother's name, "Sulabha," and represented the rich Indian history of his wines. This was a wine that was proud of its Indian heritage since it was the first firm in the country to utilise an Indian logo. Rajeev Samant, who has been deeply impacted by his travels and personal convictions, is a staunch believer in being a good steward of the planet and in sustainable business operations. Under his leadership, Sula has become one of India's most environmentally friendly businesses, with a significant portion of its resources devoted to sustainable winemaking practises and sustainable vineyards, ensuring appropriate livelihoods for Sula's community of farmers across Maharashtra and Karnataka. Rajeev is also a prominent champion for India's wine sector, and he is frequently sought out to defend the interests of India's wine growers and farmers to national and state governments.
Kerry Damskey, nicknamed the "Indiana Jones of wine," is a well-known California winemaker and consultant. The team has created new and better approaches suited to Indian winemaking operations under his instruction. His extensive understanding enabled him to give Indian terrain wines a distinct face, fragrance, flavour, and personality. Kerry continues to develop Sulas wines, aided by a brilliant team of winemakers, to provide you with a wonderful experience every time.
Wines at Sula
At Sula, everything they do is governed by key beliefs aimed at conserving and strengthening the art of winemaking. They enjoy making wine and are fortunate to have skilled winemakers. All you have to do is find them all! Sula Selections meticulously curates, selects, and brings you the greatest worldwide wines, spirits, and breweries. They offer you, with great pride, what they believe to be the best depiction of each country. They go to great lengths to guarantee that they collaborate with manufacturers that share the beliefs.
Domaine Sula is a captivating winery surrounded by nature. It is an ideal picnic destination for anyone interested in wine tourism, with attractions such as wine tasting sessions, winery tours, gourmet eating options, and a wide selection of delectable wines. In French, a Domaine is a vineyard that produces and bottles wine that reflects the proud Sula sun radiating joy with every taste!
Guided Tours & Wine tasting
Perhaps a few experiences are as unique and enthralling as going around a bustling vineyard and learning about the winemaking process from grape to glass. Then, in a one-of-a-kind wine tasting room, sample Sula's award-winning wines. Join their guided group tour or choose for a private encounter to closely observe their installations and have a good time while learning a lot!
Weekday hours are 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Weekends: 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Great wines need to be paired with more than simply cheese and crackers! Visit one of their two fantastic restaurants or watch the sunset from the country's first tasting room, which overlooks finely groomed rows of grapevines. While sipping your delectable wines, enjoy a delectable Indian lunch at Rasa, Italian specialties at Little Italy, mouth-watering finger snacks at the Tasting Room. You may also enjoy a cup or two of Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters' estate for hot and cold coffees.
Timings:11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
What could be more satisfying than purchasing the greatest Indian wines directly from the vineyard? Sula's best wine is available at the Bottle Shop. You may also select from the handpicked wine list and pack them at Bottle Shop. Enjoy a guided wine tour of Domaine Sula, the vineyard near Bangalore, and discover the process of a grape to glass.
Timings: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
For further information, please call +919970090010.
Timings are subject to vary in accordance with government COVID-19 rules.
Address: Domaine Sula, 115/86, Gangedoddi Village, Chekkere Post, Bangalore - Malur Road, Malur, Karnataka 562160, India