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5 Reasons to Visit SulaFest 2015

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Sula Vineyards organized SulaFest, India’s first wine and music festival in 2008 with the sole purpose of entertaining wine lovers, especially the Sula enthusiasts. The event, which has become a phenomenon has now reached its 8th edition and will be held in Nasik on February 7th & 8th. Here are five reasons why you should be in Nasik this weekend.

Wine and Sprits

Sula’s wine portfolio offers an array of options to the visitors to taste not only the domestic wines produced from the surrounding vineyards, but also wines from the imported Sula Selections range (wines from Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy and South Africa). Besides that there will be Asahi beer, cocktail bar by Remy Cointreau and a few new entrants like the wine and spirits importer Aspri spirits, the Irish whisky board etc. participating at the festival this year.

World Music Festival

With an enviable line-up of artists at SulaFest 2015 it is going to be all about music this year. Here is what you are going to get. YOUNG THE GIANT, GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB, WILL AND THE PEOPLE, NUCLEYA, YES SIR BOSS, CUBAN BEATS ALL STARS, SPEED CARAVAN, LUCKY ALI, SWARATHMA, BOMBAY BASSMENT, KEFAYA, SANDUNES, HAMZA FEAT. MANU IDHRA and RODNEY BRANIGAN.

At the ‘Atmasphere’ stage DJs will be spinning some house and techno music. You can look forward to Monkey Brothers (SP), Steve Rachmad (NL), Peter Schumann (DE), Sashanti & Mescalito (RU), Raimund (DE), Baba Robijn (NL) and Christ Burstein (ARG) amongst others.

Fashion and Food

The festival has off late gained the reputation as a place for the fashionistas. The fashion brand VERO MODA is back as the presenting sponsor and will be launching its Spring Summer Collection 2015 at the fest. There will also be a fashion show with some interesting surprises in store.

The food options this year includes Pop Ups from Café Zoe, Woodside Inn, Maroosh and Busago will be serving food to go with the wine. At the recently launched Soleil by La Plage, Sula’s fine dining restaurant, Chef Morgan has prepared a menu with organic produce from Sula’s very own farms, offering a sit-down gourmet dining experience for the first time.

The Crowd

If foot thumping music, unlimited drinks and doses of fashion and food are not enough, visit SulaFest to have a fun weekend with friends or to meet and mingle or socialise with like-minded people. The music lovers, the high-spirited ones, the models and wannabes in a fashion parade, the young ones who have just entered the legal drinking age and many more. With an expected number of 10,000 visitors this year, Nasik is going to be one happening destination this weekend.

A Memorable Weekend

If all these reasons aren’t good enough, you can always take a break and visit some other wineries in the vicinity. Or just relax in the Tent City – where you can camp out amidst the cool vineyards. Or else, take a stroll in the SulaFest Bazaar, or opt for foot massage, tarot reading, grape stomping. As a last resort, you have the Tasting Room and the new Tasting Cellar. Take a special tour and taste some wines in a quiet environment.

To book your tickets, visit http://www.sulafest.net/tickets/ or www.bookmyshow.com

Ticket prices: 1-day Regular: INR 1,900 2-day Regular: INR 3,000

VIP (Limited passes and only 2-day available): INR 5,000

About Rojita Tiwari

Drinks & Destinations is all about news, views, podcasts and stories from the world of drinks, travel, and hospitality…served just the way you like it. Rojita Tiwari is an independent writer, trainer, and consultant in the fields of wine & spirits, luxury travel & hospitality. She is a WSET certified professional and listed twice (2013 and 2015) as one of the TOP TEN WOMEN OF WINE IN INDIA by the Indian Wine Academy. With 14 years of experience of working for several publications including a decade-long experience of heading the editorial of a leading alco bev magazine, now she is mostly busy- tasting, traveling, writing, training and educating people about the wonderful world of wine & spirits. She also is the host and producer of The Drinks & Destinations Podcast, India's first podcast on drinks and travel. Tweet @rojitatiwari or connect with her on drinksanddestinations@gmail.com Cheers & Happy Reading!

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