It was all about wine and vinotherapy at SulaFest 2020, that saw the best of music, wine, fun and food at Sula Vineyards, Nashik. India’s biggest vineyard music festival in its 13th Edition, marked the two-decade anniversary of Sula Vineyards epitomising all things wine and more. Apart from lots of wine buying and tasting, there was grape stomping, live music and great grub to satiate your hunger pangs. Shopaholics could also indulge in some retail therapy at the flea market.
SulaFest 2020, the country’s most gorgeously-situated vineyard music festival, was a celebration beyond measure. The two-day extravaganza saw over ten thousand people having a blast and making memories for a lifetime. The fest was a wholesome affair with thoughtfully curated experiences as a true ode to all things wine and more. Adding to the glitz and glamour, celebrities such as Gabriella Demetriades, Diva Dhawan, Aparna Badlani, Hermit Sethi, Ashish Sajnani and many others were spotted soaking in the festival vibes.
Sulafest 2020 offered a range of curated experiences at the Vinosphere, this editions’ new attraction. Master classes conducted by master winemakers’ ensured peeps raised their glasses in an informed way swirled with lots of fun! Karan Vasani, Senior Vice President and Chief Winemaker spoke about the prosecco way of making Indian wines and how it’s best suited. Kerry Damskey, Chief Winemaker, Sula Vineyards and Gregoire Verdin, Brand Ambassador and Head of Tastings, Sula Vineyards also educated wine lovers on the many nuances of wine, wine drinking and wine culture. Wine games, vino spa, foot massage with grape seed oil and vineyard tours kept the visitors busy on both the days. Needless to say, grape stomping was an important element at the fest that had the people queue up, after all jumping into a vat full of fresh grapes and stomping away with friends is super fun. The fest also offered board games and camping under the midnight stars, which was well received by many. Tarot card sessions had a big number of people excited to read their cards. Brands such as U.S Polo Association offered some great ‘responsible’ merchandise and fulfilled the retail therapy component of any successful fest. Rajeev Samant, Founder & CEO, Sula Vineyards said, “I am thrilled with the incredible vibe! This edition has been truly remarkable in every aspect. A magnificent celebration for an iconic milestone for our two-decade anniversary! Over 10,000 fest-goers had a weekend to remember, and that depicts why SulaFest is the country’s most awaited vineyard music festival.”
Food that delights the senses
This year saw delicious tapas by Olive Café and authentic Parsi by Soda Bottle Openerwala. The crowd was seen gorging on delightful nibbles from food partners like The Grilled Cheese Company, Rolls Mania, Biryani by Kilo and Bombay Food Truck to name a few. The Panzani live pasta carts were a big hit and everyone was seen indulging in scrumptious varieties of pasta. Paul & Mike with their gourmet chocolates and London Dairy with their exclusive Lite range (no added sugar and gluten free) clubbed with new flavours were all equipped to satiate everyone’s sweet cravings. The Living Foodz massive line art tunnel, neon and 360 degrees’ gif photo booths were some favourite Instagram-friendly spots.