A french style chateau, acres of vineyards surrounding it, bike riding and the chance of embarking on a nature trail, the home of Four Seasons Wines is all that and much more. Located in the village of Roti, just a little over an hour drive from the city of Pune, in the district of Baramati, Maharashtra, the winery provides you the perfect ‘grape’ escape.
Wine tourism is picking up in the country with more and more wineries now opening their doors to the public. Four Seasons Winery, established in the year 2006, opened its doors to visitors just year back. The winery is set amidst 50 acres of vineyards and guarded by three adorable Dobermans, Lucy, Caesar and their son Max.
The winery is designed by Indian architect, Navzer Irani offering a good mix of classic charm, elegance, and sophistication. Rustic details such as a grand, winding wooden staircase give a nice welcoming view from the reception. The upper level houses the tasting and the dining rooms as well as the residential rooms and suites.
All 4 suites overlook the vineyards while the 10 rooms open on an internal landscape courtyard. A large party deck overlooking the vineyards, a restaurant, swimming pool and a tasting room, the winery is well equipped to offer the guests a great time.
Drinks & Destinations along with few other writers and bloggers was recently invited to the winery to attend the launch of the new wine label by Four Seasons Wines, The Vintner’s Reserve. This is also the first label to come out of the wine division post-Four Seasons Wines Pvt Ltd. the subsidiary company of United Spirits Limited got acquired by global liquor giant Diageo Group.
While the existing, Four Seasons Barrique Reserve is still touted as one of the best reserve wines in the country, the Vinter’s Reserve goes further to become the most aged red wine in India at the moment. With 24 months in barrel and 24 months in the bottle, the wine comes close to the styles of Amarone, sweet spices on the nose and nice complexity. The wine a blend of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz though needs almost an hour of decanting, it’s worth the wait.
Abhay Kewadkar, Director & Chief Winemaker of Four Seasons Wines said, “ The Company is all set to roll out few interesting new wines by the end of this year. Besides the newly launched Vintner’s Reserve Select Barrels 2011, there is also a sparkling wine launch in the pipeline. We have plans to promote the winery and The Four Seasons Chateau as an ultimate wine tourism destination. The place has been open to public since a year.”
Only 1200 bottles of this wine are produced and will be released in markets such as Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Arunachal Pradesh & Andaman & Nicobar Island. At present, the winery produces 11 labels of Four Seasons wines and the range of Ritu wines which are only reserved for the export markets.
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