Nashik/Mumbai, February 27, 2017: Nashik is becoming a tourist weekend hotspot for thousands of tourist from Mumbai and Pune. Thanks to lush green vineyards and wineries those have made Nashik the Wine Capital of India. The statics shows that every weekend about 2000 odd tourist from Mumbai & 1000 odd tourist from Pune rush to Nashik on the weekend to enjoy the trips to vineyards and taste different varieties of wine made in wineries. Rising high on global circuits as an international wine destination, which can be equated with that of the Tuscany of Italy or the Alentejo of Portugal or the Rhone Valley of France, Nashik is being reckoned as India’s first ‘Wine Capital’ to grab attention and footfalls of tourists.
Wine tourism is one of the best ways to take the travellers off the regular track for a vineyard trip to taste, buy and learn about wines. Wine tourism has been identified as a niche sector that could be a driver for increased tourism in the wine growing regions, both by attracting more visitors and extending the length of stay and spending of current visitors. For Mumbai and Pune tourists, Nashik is becoming a hot wine tourism destination. Hence, many Mumbaikars and Punekars have been preferring spending their weekends in Nashik among lush green vineyards. Due to proximity to Mumbai and excitement for wine tasting and tourism in vineyards, there has been spurt in the number of tourists visiting Nashik.
For instance at Soma Vine Village at Nashik which is internationally known vineyards and vinery ( winery) and has been witnessing tremendous spurts in the no of tourist visiting from Mumbai and Pune. They have been receiving about 500 tourist from Mumbai and 200 tourist from Pune every week.
Mr. Pradeep Pachpatil, Chairman and Managing Director of Soma Vine Village said, “While National and International tourist flock to Nashik, we have been witnessing tremendous spurt in the no of tourist from near Pune and Mumbai. Every week at Soma Vine Village, we receives about 500 tourist from Mumbai and 200 tourist from Pune who come just to enjoy the wine and vineyards. With its sublime, authentic and indigenous flavours, the wines of Nashik are attracting tourists worldwide.”
Various blends of wines produced in Nashik to attract foreign and domestic tourists to the town. Thanks to about 1.75 Lakh of area under grape cultivation (which accounts to nearly 70 per cent of total grape cultivation area of Maharashtra), an estimated production of 15 Lakh metric tonnes of grapes that ensures steady supply of grapes for wine production and the rising taste for authentic wines of Nashik among foreign and domestic tourists and consumers. Interestingly, about 4,000 acres of land is being used for cultivation of grape wine varieties.
Nashik has many attractions for tourism in its wine regions, such as visits to wineries, walks through vineyards, festivals, wine tasting, and food and wine matching classes.
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