Trip to Sula Vineyards

The Wine Rule
SEE. SWIRL. SNIFF. SIP. SAVOR. 

I drink wine when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not in a hurry and drink it when I am, otherwise I never touch it – unless I am thirsty.
-Lily Bollinger

At long last, I’ve sipped wine whilst in vineyards!

Wine has been produced for centuries, and if you’re interested in learning about wine production, then visiting vineyards should definitely top your travel list. I recently visited Sula Vineyards, Nasik with my husband on a weekend. The trip was brilliant, those walks around the perfectly charming vineyards and the green surroundings are memories of a lifetime. Unwinding and relaxing has never been easier.

While planning my visit I had a hard time picking between The Beyond and Heritage Village for our overnight stay, in the end decided on staying at Beyond and luckily, I got a booking there. I would definitely recommend staying at The Beyond by Sula, although it’s little far from the Sula vineyards but it’s indeed an amazing stay to experience.

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We started our journey at 8 in the morning from Pune, it took us around 5 hours to reach our destination. We were too hungry by the time we reached, so our first move was to eat our lunch at their multi-cuisine all-day restaurant. Food was average, pasta was exceptional, or maybe I was hungry. The resort is fine designed and well-maintained, surrounded by colorful flowers and huge green yards. In my suggestion, viewing the golden sunset from the open-air infinity pool would be one of the best things to do at the resort.

One thing to plan beforehand is The Epic Vineyard Tour. The journey from grape to glass is something you don’t want to miss on. During weekends, because of surge people have to wait a lot to get a tour, so make sure to book it as soon as you reach there. It runs every hour between 11:30 am and 5:30 pm. We got a free tour as a benefit of staying at The Beyond, else the costs generally depend on the number of wines you’d like to sample.

The excursion begins with a verbal presentation about the history of Sula, followed by a visit to the cellars where the wine-making process is explained in detail.  In the cellars, the temperature is always kept cool to get the perfect taste. The wine tasting referred to at the end of each tour is where you compare different wines and learn about identifying the variety of wines. Wine Bars are well fashioned and you literally learn a lot about wine here.

After finishing the wine tour, we explored the famous eatery – Little Italy, which serves traditional Italian food and wines. It has a relaxed balcony setting, facing the Sula’s estate vineyards, which creates a beautiful sight. Late in the evening, we intended back to the resort. The salient lighting in the night, made the place look even more gorgeous.

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It’s basically a one-day-trip-kind-of-place, but if you plan to stay longer and want to explore more, you can consider visiting Soma village and vineyards, which is located in between Sula Vineyards and Boyond by Sula. As seen from outside, it would definitely be worth checking out, lest you’re looking for a change from Sula.

All for now!

Bambino’13

Keeping pace with time is the panacea that take you to the zenith of glory!
 
Every year is a significant milestone, a time and a moment to celebrate. Thus, was the birth of the Big Event BAMBINO. It’s the annual event organized with the goal to provide a range of activities that help each one to learn more about latest to the changing world we live in.
Bambino is aptly named; it’s a perfectly blended story of the incessant efforts, eloquent expressions, innovative ideas, styles and indicative talent. It’s like the morning glory flowers which open with the rise of the sun. This scrambling annual event left the Bounds: Beating, songbirds: singing, and our audience: thrilling, all because of the performers who worked their way into a universe of hearts by presenting the magnificent splendor of delicate yet lofty dances. Live performances, food vendors, and raffle prizes everything went perfectly. And the glorious fall weather was excellent for the show. 
No doubt, it took a lot of hard work in bringing the vision of this event to a reality. All of those lessons learned, best practices, knowledge and skills were implemented at the event day. Choreography, event management, costumes, probes, invitations, guest lists, anchors, volunteers and on top of everything helping each one to learn and remember the moves, dividing the work, keeping faith in people, allotting work, it all took more than forty five days to reach the day of pride.
Ultimately, the event was a great success – performers were really enthusiastic and went all intimate-style, peppering the foyer outside the classroom in a long streak of dynamics. The credit for the success also goes to the management and the technical coordinators who helped in organizing and delivering this. However, the true success of the program has always been our people. Drawing a crowd in this industry is no easy feat but we managed to pull together the biggest crowd, YES! Our event drew a whopping audience. Walkers of all ages joined us at the Evening of Gratitude.
Also, Success of the event relies heavily upon the shoulders of the anchors; they contributed in a manner that is sincere and compassionate. Applaud to our anchors! Not forgetting the committee volunteers who helped a lot with parking, security, welcoming and maintaining the decorum, among other things.
Function commenced with marching bands and guards at the Rampage for the welcoming of the guests, followed by the lightening of the lamp and ganesh vandana. It worked out exactly the way it was planned. We had lots of events like the Hippodrome, blue kidocrats, party freaks, Story of puppets, pride of Rajasthan, Street dance, and many more including the sparkling mega show. Of all the events held, Satyagrah was by far the most popular. Also, we received significant interest in RAMAYANA from audience. And finally, the event pulled off with the celebration of ‘festival of lights’ with those festive firecrackers, which made the story engrossing. The entire event moved pretty smoothly. 
I learned to work under that level of high stress as I stood there near the stage, screaming at the performers to hurry, also stooped down for helping anchors, even managed going backstage for boosting the toddlers while the show was happening.
Events are always favorite times of mine; here I embarked on an incredible eye-opening experience. I thank and felicitate each member who has worked for it and has contributed to the betterment in some way or the other; we couldn’t do it without you!
The real struggle will be to keep up with everything. 🙂

The wind beneath my wings ❤

Through the words penned below, I express my deep gratitude to the most important people in my life. As each time I flapped my wings, I could feel a strong wind underneath bringing me higher until I could almost touch the sky. And whenever I looked at the vast horizon, I envisioned myself as an eagle soaring high with so much hope, dreams and aspirations, all because of the most important people in my life.

They let me fly so high. ..high against the sky.
Made me feel I could, Do anything, Go anywhere
Made me smile and laugh,
Listened when I had to talk and then when I went on and on.
Led me that extra mile when my steps faltered.
The reason for my existence, the wind beneath my wings!!
The love has brought me through