All connoisseurs of grape liquor are invited to take Akluj Wine Tour to treat their taste-buds to some fine wines. It is one of the oldest known liquors to humans, and over time, it became an integral part of many cultures. European countries like France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Germany have always had a rich tradition on wine producing, and now this trend is emerging in India as well. A wine tour in Akluj Pune will be replete with finesse, taste, amazing scenery and valuable information.
The production of the liquor is a tedious process, requiring immaculate knowledge and skill. Your wine tasting at Akluj Pune will be at the vineyard of Fratelli Wines, which is a venture of four Indian and two Italian personalities. In 2006, the six owners came together and roped in Piero Masi, an expert Italian winemaker from Tuscany, to oversee the production. Piero looks over everything like planting, harvesting, crushing, fermenting, ageing and blending to ensure that the finished product is just perfect. To go on a wine tasting tour in Akluj, you must be of a legal drinking age, and properly fit. What and how much you get to taste will be governed by rules of the company.
Winery and Vineyard
The Akluj wine tour will be hosted in Motewadi, which is primary among the three Fratelli vineyard sites. Its 58 Italian-made tanks allow the company to produce roughly 600000 litres of the beverage annually. The production began by forming slopes on the flat 240 acres of land near Pune to replicate the grape-producing terrain of France and Italy. In 2006, Piero himself hand-picked 350000 grape saplings, and planted them here. The grapes were nurtured for around four years before the production started in 2010. That year the firm brought forth three different products, which were graded as Vintages.
The estate is located amidst the Western Ghats, so the hilly terrain and cool weather of the region are perfect for growing fruits. Here you will see perfectly in-sync rows of vines laden with green leaves, and purple or light green fruits, against a backdrop of sparsely forested hills.
During wine tasting tour Akluj, you may be told in detail about all the 12 varieties of the fruit grown here. Fratelli uses these varieties either alone or together to make 21 different types of the liquor. Almost all basic kinds of the beverage, including Sparkling, White, Rose, Desert and Red, are made on-site. Its French varieties are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from Bordeaux; Shiraz from Rhone Valley, Chenin Blanc from Loire Valley; Chardonnay; Pinot Noir from Burgundy; and Brut from Champagne. Sangiovese and Pinot Grigio are two Italian wines to be produced here.
As part of this wine tasting Akluj Pune, you will first receive a guided tour of the farms, where you will see the vines and plucking process. You will then explore the factory, and see how grapes are crushed, and the juice is fermented and aged. Then comes the highlight of the trip – the tasting! You will be given 30 ml servings of two white, two red and a rose wine. Breakfast and lunch will also be served to you. Fratelli may also allow you to make use of their recreational facilities like an ATV ride through the farm. A Vineyard Discovery Kit and an official gift from the company will also be given to you.
Akluj Wine Tour (Near Pune)
Price (Per Person):
Location: Akluj, Pune
Duration: 1 Night / 2 Days
The property is located in the Motewadi village, which comes under the jurisdiction of the Solapur district of Maharashtra. To reach the village, you will first need to arrive in the town of Akluj, which is approximately 170 km from Pune. Take National Highway 9 from the city, and travel east till Indrapur, from where you have to take State Highway 71. From Akluj, drive to the west on either State Highway 145 or State Highway 77 till Malshiras, and then take the Malshiras-Piliv Road. Pune can be reached practically from anywhere in India as it is an important junction on the national rail, air and road networks.
Wine tasting is not compulsory
For tasting one has to attain the legal drinking age and possess sound health
Wine tasting is done as per the concerned winery rules
Wine tours are operated on weekends only
1. 1 Night/ 2 Days accommodation for a couple at 3/4 star hotel
2. Price on minimum 2 persons
3. Guided visit to vineyards and wineries of Fratelli
4. Guided wine tasting! Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
5. TWC Vineyard Discovery kit
6. TWC memento
2. GST @ 5.0%