Sula is a vineyard and a winery from Nashik, India. Rajeev Samant established Sula vineyard in 1999. Since then, Sula wine has been the largest and the most awarded Indian wine company. Sula founded Chenin blanc, Sauvignon blanc, Riesling, and Zinfandel wine varieties in India. Sula wines also produce grape seeds oil and grape brandy. Now Sula wines has become the leader of the wine market in India.
The present CEO Mr. Rajeev Samant founded Sula Vineyards in 1999. He named the brand after his mother ‘Sulabha.’ In the upcoming years, Mr. Samant introduced wide grape varieties and expanded the brand’s services. He succeeded in changing the locality of Nashik, which is now more famous as “India’s Napa Valley.”
Top Sula Wines
Here is a list of significant types of Sula wines with their alcohol contents, tasting notes, and food pairing:
Sula Brut Tropicale
Sula Brut Tropicale is the merriest Sula Sparkling wine. It is a delicate sparkling Sula rose wine full of tropical flavors like charming passion fruity notes.
The grapes are cultivated by maintaining a balance with the environment, and the wine-making process follows powerful, durable methods. 60% Chenin Blanc, 40% Shiraz, Viognier are the grape varieties used to prepare Sula Brut Tropicale.
Sula Brut Tropicale is a combination of flavors of peach and passion fruits. However, a little touch of guava aroma is added at the ending. It is low-bodied, with moderate acidity and sweetness.
This Sula sparkling red wine contains 12% alcohol.
Suitable food pairings
Sula Brut Tropicale can pair with aperitif, various salads, fried seafood starters, egg masala, and white sauce pasta.
Perfect for any celebration, Sula Brut sparkling wine is full of fruity notes and refreshing at the same time. It is not an easy drink but can be consumed without any complexity. The flavors of apple and pear, the crispness of the wine, and an excellent finishing create the magic over the wine lovers.
The making process of this one is eco-friendly and follows durable procedures. 80% Chenin Blanc and 20% Riesling and Viognier are the grape varieties used for preparing this wine.
Sula Brut is fruit-forward in taste. Mainly it contains the flavors of apples and pears. It is low-bodied, crisp, and high in acidity with medium sweetness.
Sula Brut contains 12% alcohol in a 750ml liquor.
Sula Brut can be paired with veg and nonveg items with the main course as well as with starters. Salad, French fries, Indian fritters (pakoras), green kebab are the veg appetizers to pair with this Sula sparkling wine. In nonveg items, chicken fry, smoked or grilled salmon goes well with this wine.
Sula Sparkling Shiraz
Sula Sparkling Shiraz is an exclusive Sula red wine. It is marvelous and spicy with a seductive, ruby color look. The notes of pomegranate and dark berries are the dominating aromas of the wine. 100% Shiraz grape variety is used to prepare this wine cultivated in the hill regions of Nashik.
Prosecco practice is followed to prepare this wine.
Pomegranate and dark berries’ aroma is Sula Sparkling Shiraz’s dominating notes with some smokey and spicy flavors. It is high in fruit notes with moderate acidity. It is a medium-bodied wine that contains high sweetness level.
This wine contains 13.5% alcohol content.
This wine goes well with a dark chocolate dessert, chili chicken, dabeli, and mutton rahra.
Sula Seco is another Sula sparkling wine with the notes of citrus. The taste of this wine is lovely and unique, which can hardly be received from any other wine. 100% Chenin Blanc is used to prepare this wine.
You will get touches of ripe fruits, melon, and passion fruits with a finishing note of lingering citrus. This is a low-bodied wine with moderate acidity and sweetness with a high fruity note.
The ABV percentage in Sula Seco is 10.5%.
It would be best to pair Sula Seco with Aperitifs, South Asian curries, and Indian fritters.
Sula Seco Rose
This sparkling rose wine is nicely balanced with acidity, sweetness with light and refreshing aromas of fruits. It won the India Wine consumers award in 2014. 95% Chenin Blanc and 5% Shiraz grape varieties are combined to prepare this wine.
This wine is full of the aromas of Nectarine, watermelon, and tender white fruits. It is low-bodied with low acidity, medium fruity notes, and sweetness.
Sula Seco rose contains 10.5% alcohol content.
Sula Seco rose wine goes the best with fish fingers, crispy fried chicken, Indian fritters, and honey chili potatoes.
Sula Zinfandel Rose
This wine is the first Indian Zinfandel Rose. It is incredibly light and can be an excellent option to refresh yourself in the scorching summer. Only Zinfandel kind of grapes is used to make this wine.
This wine offers you delicate citrus, cranberry, and ripe fruity flavors. It is fruit-forward low-bodied wine with medium acidity and sweetness.
This rose wine contains 11.5% alcohol.
It is recommended to pair salad, Chinese starters, Indian fritters, chili chicken, and chili panner with this Sula rose wine.
Sula Sauvignon Blanc
Sula Sauvignon is a Sula White wine and is the first Indian Sauvignon Blanc wine and is made with the entire Sauvignon Blanc grape variety. This wine is an internationally praised wine of Sula.
This Sula white wine offers excellent taste and flavors of green apple, guava, and bell peppers. This crispy, flavorful, low-bodied wine with high acidity, low sweetness, and medium fruity notes.
Alcohol contents are 13% in this white wine.
Caesar salad, asparagus, paneer tikka, and green kebab can accompany this Sula white wine.
Sula Wine Price
Below is the list of Sula sparkling wine prices:
Sula Red Wine Price
- Sula Brut Tropicale is available at Rs.1250 and 2490.
- Sula Cabernet Shiraz’s red wine prices are 820 and 405.
Sula White Wine Price
- Sula Rasa Syrah’s price is Rs.1400.
- Sula Rasa Zinfandel price is Rs.1390.
- The price for Sula Riesling white wine is Rs.440 and 890
Sula Rose Wine Prices
- Sula Rose Wine is for Rs.695
- The price of Sula Late Harvest Chenin Blanc is 840Rs.
- Sula Dindori Reserve Chardonnay is for Rs.1110
- Sula Cabernet Shiraz is for 900.
Sula Champagne price
- The price for Sula champagne Brut Crement De Nashik wine is 1190.
- Sula Brut Methode Traditional wine is for 2380, and 595
- Sula Brut Tropicale Methode Traditional wine comes at 1300.
Sula Vineyards are situated in Nashik, Mumbai. They also have vineyards in Karnataka, which is the second-largest grape cultivating state in India. The rising sun is the company’s logo, indicating that Sula is offering happiness with its every sip.
Sula vineyards produced grape varieties like Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Sauvignon blanc, Viognier, Grenache, Zinfandel. They also make grape seed oil and grape brandy.
Other Offerings By Sula Wines
Sula offers you to enjoy the beauty of their vineyards by staying at their own hotels, where they have beautifully decorated luxurious rooms that ensure maximum comfort. In Sula hotels, one can get a tower suite, vineyard suite, grand cru, treehouse.
Sula has sixty wineries, and it is the first winery in India. Every year between January and March, they organized grape stomping activity, an additional entertainment for the tourists. They have two restaurants where delicious foods are served, along with a gift and a bottle store.
Sula has 3-bedroom Sky Villa with a private swimming pool. It has Infinity Pools where one can relax and enjoy natural beauty with some Sula wine. Sula Lake views are located opposite the calm Gangapur lake with the dots of Western Ghats. Sula’s Minimalistic Charm is crafted to combine with the environment still conveys some new and experimental designing.
Sula also offers guided tours of their wineries and their production services. Wine lovers have the opportunity to watch and learn from the production of grapes to the making of wines. You can enjoy selected wines with the experienced winemakers of Sula in a wine tasting session.
The best time to visit Sula vineyards is between January and March, especially for those who want to avail stomping.
Sula also provides wine certification courses which is a session of one day and eight tastings.
You can be an F&B professional or simply a wine lover. Sula’s instructor Sovna Puri will help you to learn a wonderful wine world. It is a one-day course where you can explore all fundamentals regarding wine, which food goes the best with which wine. Here you can taste eight various types of Sula wines, and you can evaluate, realize, and differentiate their tastes.
WSET offers world-recognized wine educational programs. At the end of the learning session, the trainees are assessed and provided certificates. Most interestingly, anybody touring Sula vineyards can attain this course and that too at an affordable rate.