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Sulafest 2016: In #Hashtags and Photos


#RhythmoftheVines well isn’t that an apt hashtag for a #musicfestival taking place in a #vineyard! The 9th edition of #Sulafest held in the first weekend of February 2016 was a heady mix of #wines #musicalcocktail loads of #selfies and numerous #hashtags.

 It was the first time for #Drinksanddestinationsatsulafest and was worth every bit of the wait.


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Here are some of the popular trending hashtags from #Sulafest2016

 #‎kailasa ‪#‎vineyardfun ‪#‎winefestival ‪#‎music ‪#‎beerinthehand

#‎LandOfShiv ‪#‎Nashik ‪#‎SulaFest ‪#‎HappyPeople ‪#‎ProudOfMyBharat

#‎VeroModaSulaFest #MissMalini

 Some popular moments captured in camera


Rajeev Samant during an interaction with D & D in his office at Sula vineyards

With Cecilia Oldne

With Cecilia Oldne


With Bhasker Tiwari and Marcellus Baptista


Ajoy Shaw conducting a special wine tasting


With Prarrthona Pal Chowdhury, Head of Marketing – International Brands & Head of Trade Marketing – Domestic Wines at Sula Vineyards and Bhasker Tiwari




With Priya Pathiyan, Deveika Bhojwani and Malavika Sangghvi

Prahlad Kakkar

With Rajesh Israni, Aspri Spirits

With Rajesh Israni, Aspri Spirits

IMG_3641 Delhi 2 Dublin at SulaFest 2016


Popular quotes

Rajeev Samant, Founder & CEO, Sula Vineyards & Cecilia Oldne, VP - Marketing, Sula Vineyards

 Rajeev Samant, Founder & CEO, Sula Vineyards says, “What an incredible vibe! More than 10,000 fest-goers had the time of their life, showing why SulaFest is the country’s most eagerly awaited festival weekend. Next year, is the 10th SulaFest and we promise a line-up better than you have ever seen in India.”

Cecilia Oldne, VP – Marketing, Sula Vineyards says, “Wow – this is by far our best SulaFest breaking all records! Cheers to the team who made this happen, all our amazing partners for sharing the love and of course all the artists for creating magic on stage! The amazing crowd completed the vibe – what a beautiful weekend under the Sula sun!”

 Sulafest 2016 became Gourmet World Music Festival

 Balkan Beat Box at SulaFest 2016 IMG_3641

The festival saw more than 10,000 people enjoying a mega-mix of great music, wine, drinks, gourmet food, fashion, shopping and more at the idyllic environs of the scenic vineyards.

The Cat Empire made their India debut and rocked the stage on Saturday – on Sunday Kailasa set the stage on fire performing two songs from their soon to be released album – Kailasa Ishq Anokha. The Atmapshere stage saw a record turn-out during the world renowned Edu Imbernon’s electrifying act.



With Ann-Marie Sharp, Accolade Wines, Australia


With Nick Pringle, Accolade Wines UK











Food & Drinks

Apart from wines from the vineyards of Sula, fest-goers also enjoyed a wide selection of drinks from around the world; many brought to India by Sula’s import arm Sula Selections.

Hardys was on board as a wine partner and Asahi Super Dry Beer, Cointreau, Grant’s Family Reserve Whiskey, Jägermeister, Jack Daniel’s Old No.7 Tennessee Whiskey and Stolichnaya Vodka were also present to ensure no one went thirsty!

The likes of Olive, Woodside Inn, Maroosh, Puffs & Roll, Makaloo and Prahlad Kakkar/Shankar Bhojnalay and served up great food to go with the wines. At the popular Soleil by La Plage, Chef Morgan Rainforth had prepared a special menu with organic produce from Sula’s very own farms, offering a sit-down gourmet dining experience like no other.

VERO MODA launched its Spring Summer Collection 2016 at the fest. Anushka Manchanda gave the audience an extra fashionable performance as a showstopper.



About Rojita Tiwari

Drinks & Destinations is all about news, views, podcast, 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, travel & hospitality. She is a WSET Level 3 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 hosts India's first podcast on drinks and travel - The Drinks & Destinations Podcast. Tweet @rojitatiwari or connect with her on drinksanddestinations@gmail.com Cheers & Happy Reading!


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