Oenophilia. (n) [ee-nuh-fëh-é-uh] an eternal love or obsession for wine. For wine lovers and connoisseurs, there is nothing more exciting than a short trip to a good winery. So, when it comes to wine tours in Bangalore, this city will spoil you with choices. Vineyard tours, making and tasting sessions and grape stomping are what you will find on a wine tour.
You don’t have to be an expert to visit a vineyard. This is also a great way to combine short travel and viniculture. Primarily because you can only find vineyards located on the outskirts of a city. Wine lovers flock opt for these wine tours in Bangalore to taste their favourite blend of wine. A classic wine tour gives you the opportunity to unwind amidst the charming view of the vineyard.
The vineyards are built around chateaux that add into the oomph of the vineyard. If you’re a sunset person, you could choose to stay back at the vineyard and catch the sunset. The best part about a good wine tour is that it will turn you into an ardent wine lover if you’re not one already.
Visiting a vineyard can also be a very de-stressing activity. Walking amidst the field, tasting the different kinds of wine and exploring the making process can be very interesting. Apart from this, wine tours are a full-day activity making this a good weekend getaway.
To meet the expectations of wine lovers, these winery tours in Bangalore have been curated in a unique way.
Best Wine tours in Bangalore
1. Soma Vineyard
About the Tour:
The Soma vineyards in Bangalore stretch for about 100 acres. Surrounded by mountains, Soma is a fully-fledged experience waiting to be discovered. Once here you will be taken through the intricate process of winemaking. Right from picking the grapes to harvesting and extracting the juice from the grapes. This also includes talking about the fermentation process. For wine tasting, you will be ushered to three different locations.
Location: Bangalore Soma Vineyards, Sonnenahalli
2. Grover Vineyard
About the Tour:
A vineyard that started in the 1960s is set up in vast sprawling lands of Devanahalli on the outskirts of Bangalore. A vineyard that works at promoting wine tourism, it is a great option for wine tours in Bangalore. The main goal at Grover Vineyard is to lead an endeavour that helps people learn about winemaking. They also believe in promoting wine education amongst novel wine enthusiasts. Located near Bangalore’s famous Nandi Hills, Grover is high on promoting winery tourism in India. If you’re thinking of taking your beloved out on a date, then move beyond romantic restaurants in Bangalore and opt for a dinner/lunch at the vineyard instead.
3. Heritage Winery
About the Tour:
Recently acquired by Sula, Heritage Winery is a very popular market leader when it comes to Port/Fortified wine. You reach the winery after a mind-blowing drive from Bangalore which is 80 Km away. Once you start the tour, the wine expert on the field takes you through the entire process of winemaking. The process includes fermentation and blending and mixing of different kinds of wine.
4. Nandi Valley Winery
About the Tour:
For all the wine aficionados out there, Nandi Valley Winery is one fun place to be . This is one of those wine tours in Bangalore that makes wine education super messy but just as fun. What they offer you is grape stomping followed by a wine tasting buffet. Grape stomping involves squishing of grapes with your bare feet in a huge barrel. These squished grapes are later juiced and then fermented. This art of winemaking is super fun and very engaging. A fun weekend getaway activity to pursue with your friends, Nandi Valley Winery will always leave you impressed. You could also choose to trek through Nandi Hills before going on the vineyard tour.
Location: Near Palace Grounds
Other Experiences that Involves Wine Tasting in Bangalore
5. Wine And Cheese Pairing Session
No one can object the mouthwatering combination of wine and cheese. Each is delicious on its own, but when you pair the two, magic can happen. Be it tannic, light, sweet, or dry, you can bet there’s a wine out there for every cheese. Wines picked by expert connoisseurs and wine educators are paired with different kinds of cheese. Learn the delectable technique of pairing and perfect the art of this indulging combination.
This experience is exclusively available on Xoxoday. Click here for details.
6. Wine Education, Appreciation And Tasting
For those of you intent to learn all about wine, this workshop is for you. This workshop will help you understand the basics of wine, different types, styles of wine, the art of wine tasting and wine varietals. This workshop is the best bet for a novice to start a wine journey. It also includes a tasting session where you will taste about 10 different varieties of wine. This half-day workshop is a great way for you to understand the basic nuances of wine.
This experience has been curated only on Xoxoday. For more details, click here.
7. Beginners Course in Wine Tasting
If you’re new to the world of wine and would like to get your basics right, then this two-hour workshop is just for you. Wine tasting in Bangalore will help you understand the different types of wine. Before you head to any of the wine tours in Bangalore this experience will also help you meet and network with other fellow wine lovers.
This beginners course is exclusively available on Xoxoday. For more details on this workshop, click here.
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