This past weekend, I attended the annual Sulafest that takes place in Nasik, and is organized by Sula Wines. This was probably the first Indian wine that I had heard of, and I am sure this is the one most people know of, thanks to their strong PR machine.
As compared to last year the crowds were a lot bigger, food and drink prices had risen quite a bit, and the food was not that great, which was disappointing.
There was some great music, and that is the main crowd-puller for the two day fest. Some of the musical acts included Grammy nominated Deep Forest, Swarathma, and Dualist Inquiry. Besides the music, there are stalls for a bit of shopping, wine tasting, and grape stomping. This year approximately 10,000 people showed up, both young and old and on display were a lot of lovely dresses.
For those living in Mumbai/Pune and the surrounding area, the fest makes for a great weekend break that can be coupled with some sightseeing. Just remember to book early because come February you will find it difficult getting a place to stay.