Sula Fest 2017 is 10 years old and going strong

The 2016 SulaFest in all its glory. Photo, Sula Vineyards

Entering its 10th edition this year, Sula Vineyards’ Sula Fest is back with a bang. Here’s why you should be making a beeline for it…

In 2008, when the SulaFest was held for the first time at Sula Vineyards in Nashik, some 300 odd people showed up to enjoy the music, food and wine fiesta. In a quantum leap nine years later, more than 15,000 guests are expected to attend Sula Fest’s biggest show ever. With each passing year, its popularity has grown multi-fold; last year Sula sold close to one million cases of wine. Did Rajeev Samant envision Sula Fest to grow to these proportions? Whether he did or not, the cool, open-air amphitheater at the vineyard is the ideal setting for the upcoming festivities. Here’s what’s in store for you….

The hugely-popular indie rock band from London, Bloc Party, make their debut this year. Then there’s the Electronica duo from Israel, Infected Mushroom, who have already performed at bigger festivals like Coachella and Burning Man. Since it’s Sula’s 10th anniversary, the first day of the event, February 3rd will be dedicated to homegrown talent like Nucleya, The Raghu Dixit Project and Indian Ocean. Besides an additional stage with chill and electro acoustic music, there will also be a Rise n Shine Contest for budding musicians and bands from India.

People relaxing and drinking wine at last year’s SulaFest. Photo, courtesy Sula Vineyards

If you get tired with all the foot tapping, big band music and dancing, you can stop and grab a tasty bite from the 30+ food stalls that include Bombay Food Truck, Busago, Mainland China, Maroosh and Woodside Inn.
All this paired with lots of wine from Sula and cold pressed juices from Raw Pressery, will get you up and
going again.

To mark 10 successful years of Sula Fest, the winery is launching a “10th anniversary limited edition bottle”. What else? A run, yoga classes, foot massages, tarot reading, wine tours and tastings, grape stomping and a whole lot of other activities to keep you happily occupied. And the Tent City is back – bigger and better. If after all this, you are in need of retail therapy, pay a visit to the SulaFest Bazaar where you’ll find plenty of wares to tempt you. For more information, see: