Sula Vineyards: Perfect for Your Takeaway Meals at Home


Sula Vineyards: Perfect for Your Takeaway Meals at Home Consider this: bringing wines and pairing up with home delivery foods. But what kind of wines work best with delivery? To answer that we got an affordable wine brands to discuss the different wine varieties they grow, how they hope others approach their wines,and ultimately which wines pair well with local food such as chicken rice.

Sula Vineyards is a winery and vineyard located in the Nashik region of Western India, 180km northeast of Mumbai. Founded by visionary Rajeev Samant in 1999, the first wines were been launched in 2000 and has since made a name in establishing international reputation for Indian wine. The Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz  are two of the more popular wine bottles that are globally recognised, and are currently brought in by Specialty Foods Distributor Sonnamera.

"We grow mainly Shiraz, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Grenache, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Riesling, Tempranillo grapes in Sula Vineyards," says Rajeev Samant, CEO of Sula Vineyards. "In the Nashik area, we are almost 200km at the East of Bombay, so there‚Äôs less intense rains during the monsoon season, and we are at about 800m of altitude, which allows us to have cooler night and nice mornings. This will have a direct impact on the ripening time, allowing the grapes to ripe gently and develop the acidity they need to make beautiful wines. There are two mains locations where we grow our grapes. Dindori (25km from Nashik itself), which has a red soil (laterite soil), which has a good draining capacity, and Nashik, which has a black soil, which will have a tendency to retain and store water."

So what would make a good match for different cuisine types at home? To Mr Samant and the team at home, they've  prepared some examples of dishes to work with that go well with the wines. "Our lovely Riesling will be a perfect match for the Ayam lemak chili padi: the slight sweetness supported by the vibrant acidity of the wine will be a great companion to this spicy dish, " was one of the suggestions. "The Dindori Reserve Shiraz will be great with a nice Laksa: the intensity of the wine will enhance this aromatic and hearty dish, without overpowering it. The oaky notes of the wine will add a nice depth! and the Brut Tropicale will go well with fried spring rolls: the bubbles will be marvellous with the crunchiness of the spring rolls, while the beautiful acidity of the wine refresh your palate!"