Nashik to host wine festival
The first wine festival, ‘India Grape Harvest, Wine Festival 2018’, to be held between February 9 and March 11, aims to promote wines made in the 40-odd vineyards and wineries in Nashik district in north Maharashtra.
Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), in association with Nashik Valley Wine Cluster, is organising this festival to promote agro-and wine tourism. The festival will be organised in and around Nashik with the help of about 20 vineyards. It consists of an exhibition of the best wines at various vineyards, social and cultural events, Grape stomping, wine tasting, farmers market, live kitchen-cooking with wine, round trip to bird sanctuary, kite flying, cycling, hot air ballooning and a carnival.
The government aims to promote “Nashik Valley” as one of the leading tourist destinations for wine lovers through the festival.
“The wine festival offers an outstanding platform for the key decision makers to emphasize on the massive opportunities in terms of wine tourism in Maharashtra. I am sure through this festival we will be able to create a niche for ourselves in world map to attract more tourists in this region”, said, Jaykumar Rawal, Tourism and Employment Guarantee Scheme Minister.
, said Jaykumar Rawal, state tourism minister.