VENUE: Vinoteca by Sula, Ground floor, Sunville building, Dr Annie Besant road, diagonally opposite Atria mall, Worli, Mumbai.
DATE: 31st January 2013
TIME: 7:30pm – 11:00pm
Please RSVP so that we can get an accurate headcount.
Courtesy Rajeev Samant (Class of 1985) and his delightful new venture – Vinoteca – we have organised an enchanting outdoor evening of Indian and International wine and tapas. Select snacks are on the house for the first 2 hours, and wines are at 20% off through the night. There’s also a chance to experience mini-wine tastings at the bar at regular rates. One -day liquor permits will be available for those who do not have their own.
More about Sula: From having sold its first wine bottle in 2000, Sula Vineyards has leapt in these 12 years to become a prominent player in the winemakers’ scenario. According to Rajeev Samant, the company holds an enviable 65 per cent market share. With 1,800 acres of vineyards (own and contract farms) spread out in Maharashtra and Karnataka, Sula is looking to sell 7.5 million bottles of its 25-odd wine brands this year. Another regular feature by Sula has been its tasting sessions. It gets new groups together in hotels or restaurants and serves them its wines.
Sula’s 2,000 sq.ft. tasting room at the winery is expected to get 1,60,000 visitors this year. “The rest of the world is doing it and it was in the offing in India. When I visited a tasting room in Napa Valley, I wanted to build one for Sula too,” shares Samant. In 2005, he turned that dream to reality with the help of architects Andy Roth and Laurel Roth. The other touch points for Sula have been its quaint vineyard resort, Beyond and of course, its very own SulaFest – an annual two-day music, wine and food festival in its fifth year running that attracted 8,000 visitors this year.
So let’s raise a glass to 2013 – Bring your friends, spread the cheer, see you there.