Sula Wines

We have exclusively sourced Sula Wines from the Nasik region, which is 120 miles from Bombay and situated 2000 feet above sea level in the largestgrape growing area of India. Situated 180 km northeast of Mumbai, Nashik is India’s largest grape-growing region, but had traditionally never been used to grow wine grapes. Wondering why, an enterprising, Stanford-trained engineer named Rajeev Samant quit his hi-tech Silicon Valley job in 1993 to do some investigating. A little research quickly showed that the Nashik climate was not only perfect for wine grapes, but was also on par with winegrowing regions in Spain, California, and Australia. His determination doubled, Rajeev returned to California in search of a winemaker. In Sonoma County he found Kerry Damskey, an eminent Californian winemaker, who enthusiastically agreed to help start a winery on Rajeev’s 30 acre family estate.In 1997, the duo took the revolutionary step of planting French Sauvignon Blanc and Californian Chenin Blanc, varieties that had never before been planted in India. Today the wines are found in all top hotels in India and they are also exported to the US and Europe. Mary Downey in the Irish Times has clained "these are tasty wines with their smooth texture, generous fruit and low tannins that are just the ticket for spicy food."