Take A Break From Hill Stations, Stay At Soma Vine Village

Take A Break From Hill Stations, Stay At Soma Vine Village

As humans we want the best of both worlds, we crave a quite getaway from the chaos of the city without having to compromise on luxury. Keeping the two aspects in check, we decided to take a staycation to Soma Vine Village at Nasik, because hey if you’ve been following our feed, you know they have our heart. Staycations to us are like hugs on gloomy days, imperative and comforting.

As you read on our experience, we promise you will want to take a break from hill stations and stay at Soma Vine Village instead….

Setting out on a road trip from Mumbai to Gangapur road in Nasik which houses the beautiful Soma Vine Village at its terrain, we found ourselves at the receiving end of a visual treat as the car went uphill on the quiet road adjoining the Gangapur lake.

Take A Break From Hill Stations, Stay At Soma Vine Village
The entrance to Soma Vine Village

At the end of over 170 kms from Mumbai is Soma Vine Village in the wine vicinity of Nasik, (Drive past that valley and you’re bound to spot an array of inviting options for a wine enthusiast.) welcoming you to a getaway experience away from the mainstream, embracing the new culture of sipping wine in a chateau (Well, almost) overlooking a luscious vineyard and backwaters of the Gangapur Dam.

Take A Break From Hill Stations, Stay At Soma Vine Village
A look through the beautiful property
Take A Break From Hill Stations, Stay At Soma Vine Village
Our almost chateau at Soma Vine Village

We checked-in to a Deluxe room which features a sit-out balcony overlooking the infinity pool (Which you definitely must dive in) and backwaters.

Take A Break From Hill Stations, Stay At Soma Vine Village
Our absolute favourite part of the room

The cosy room accommodates the essentials, offers ample of wardrobe storage and most importantly offers a steady desk for those like us on a workcation. For us, it was the sit-out balcony which had our heart go gaga. It’s not every day that you sip wine while admiring a breathtaking view. (Did we tell you that we arrived at Nasik when the weather was on fleek? The rains had just subsided and the sky and breeze were in a mood to tell a tale.)

Take A Break From Hill Stations, Stay At Soma Vine Village
The drool worthy view
Take A Break From Hill Stations, Stay At Soma Vine Village
Don’t miss a swim!

After wearing off the fatigue from the drive, we stepped out for a guided tour of the vineyard, wine making and tasting. The Sommelier took us around the vineyard enlightening us on the little known stages of the grape plantation, the fruits of which are plucked out on maturity.

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Vineyard, where the magic begins

While this was phase 1 of the wine making process, it’s the stage after this, which is all about the intricate details. We learnt that an average wine bottle is the resultant of nearly a year long process.

Take A Break From Hill Stations, Stay At Soma Vine Village
The enormous barrels

After a step-by-step walk through the process, we learnt the trick from the expert about everything from the storage in barrels and tanks to the bottling of wine and we can now confidently tell you that they take their guests and wine very seriously!

A boutique wine experience would be incomplete if one doesn’t try their home-grown wines. Did you know that a wine glass needs to be held by its stem to ensure that the chilled temperature of the wine remains unchanged by the human body contact? 

Take A Break From Hill Stations, Stay At Soma Vine Village
Yass, like this

To tell a glass from another, the best way is to sniff it before you sip it. After we stepped out of the wine tasting session, feeling like sommeliers, (Okay, that’s exaggeration. But we were definitely a level above a layman’s knowledge of wine.)

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A snippet from the wine tasting session

To end the long day, we visited the Nilaya spa for an hour of rejuvenating massage carried out by their professional masseuse. A thumbs up for this experience.

Before we sign out, we ought to talk about our favourite meal of the day, breakfast! The spread consisted of Indian staples, breads and fresh juices. The scrumpticious start to the day came with a view so yay, we absolutely recommend waking up on time for it.

Take A Break From Hill Stations, Stay At Soma Vine Village
The scrumptious start to the day
Take A Break From Hill Stations, Stay At Soma Vine Village
Breakfast with a view? Always!

If you’re planning to take a staycation, we recommend take a break from hill stations and stay at Soma Vine Village instead.

Take A Break From Hill Stations, Stay At Soma Vine Village
Suffiana Restaurant

P.S: If you plan at visit to this property, do reserve your dinner at their Suffiana restaurant because we definitely LOVED it. Until next time, #StayCurious 🙂

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  1. I have never been to a vineyard, and of late I have been seeing so many people doing staycation at Vine Village and Vineyard that I am tempted to go for one so soon. Won’t deny that this is the first I heard about this vineyard but your pictures surely tells me that it is indeed a good one. I will keep this in mind when I plan for my first vineyard visit.

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  2. Oh this place looks a perfect call of God’s answer to my bored woes. Tranquil, beautiful, serene and luxurious, thank you for taking us along with you on the guided tour.

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  3. Very lovely post with those lovely pictures. I always make a plan to visit a vineyard but somehow it gets cancelled. After reading your post and knowing the details i’m feeling like executing my plan soon.😃👍

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  4. Lovely post, Seema! It is my ardent desire to visit an Indian vineyard sometime. Your description of the selection of wine glasses & holding the glass with stem took me back to my catering college memories. I liked the way your post clearly moved from the journey to the destination and overall stayction experience.

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  5. Hi Seema! Great to connect with you here. You have a really nice looking site, I must say! This place looks perfect for a wine lover like me. And you ladies are certainly glowing in your luxury staycation. Thanks for the recommendation. Will surely check it out. I invite you to take a look at my blog post today at https://thetinaedit.com/. Cheers!

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  6. I can’t believe this stunning place is just 170 kms from Bombay!
    It looks awesome and all that greenery must have been so soothing on the eyes.
    That is a lovely picture of you and your sister, Seema:)

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