The Grape Escape – A visit to the Akluj wine region

Pune

Akluj is approximately 175 km southeast of Pune, on the highway to Solapur and is a haven for wine lovers. Apart from producing exceptional wines, Akluj also offers a much loved breather from the city.

Culinary Experience

Akluj is approximately 175 km southeast of Pune, on the highway to Solapur and is a haven for wine lovers. Apart from producing exceptional wines, Akluj also offers a much loved breather from the city.

On this Tour: • Drive into Akluj passing by the rugged Deccan Plateau and get exceptional views of the countryside and the hamlets that pass you by.
• Courtesy of a knowledgeable wine consultant, you will get an introduction to the entire lifecycle of wine making, from planting to production.
• Learn the expert art of pairing wines with Indian and other cuisines.
• In addition, get knowledge about the climate and geography of the land, the crop patterns, etc.
• As you visit two exceptional vineyards, you will get familiarised with the region’s history.
• Visit a Winery and enjoy a delicious lunch and taste the best wine of the region.

Duration: Full day (11 hours).

TOUR STYLE: local life

MEETING POINT: at your hotel

END POINT: at your hotel.

TOUR START/END: Our guide can fix a taxi for you to get back to the hotel or we can also arrange for your pickup and drop from/to your hotel with an extra cost. Please write to us for cost.

TOUR DURATION: 10 - 11 hours – 4 hours from Pune to Akluj

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 6 people and Minimum 2 People.

PRICING: As mentioned above, all our tours are private.

INCLUSIONS: Local English speaking guide, entrance fees and transport as indicated.

EXCLUSIONS: Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for guide & driver.

WHEN: Every day morning at 7.30AM. Prior reservation required. Timings may vary slightly depending on weather / season. We will confirm the exact start time along with tour logistics once you book the tour.

WHAT TO WEAR: Causal dressing and ensure you have adequate sun protection. Wear comfortable walking shoes .

TOUR NOTES: Please note, the food on the street is delicious but does not meet national or international hygiene standards. Although we only go to very popular places, with good local reputations, these stalls do not cook using bottled water or wash their utensils with it. So eating street food is always risky. If you prefer not to risk it, but still want to see what it’s all about, then at the end of the walk, we can take you to Haldirams where you can try chaats and other popular dishes in safe and hygienic conditions.

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