BANGALORE SOMA VINEYARDS
Touted as one of the most scenic, boutique wineries in India with a unique vineyard.
An acoustic engineer turned wine lover D.N. Raju, is the man behind Soma Vineyards. Guided by his philosophy ‘wine for wellness’ and ‘a sense of place’ Soma Vineyards follow sustainable growing practices to support the ecological balance of the region while making it an excellent wine tourist destination.
Located in Sonnenahalli, around 59 km from MG road in Bangalore, the 120-acre vineyard is unique with rolling slopes dotted with several fruit trees including coconut, palm, custard apple, and neem.
With Makali Hills on one side, Gundamagere lake on the other, a natural freshwater pond and a sunset deck within the estate, Soma Vineyards is one of the most scenic vineyards in India. One can spend hours hill-gazing, or watching the spectacular sunset and rising full moon over the Makali Hills, or even soak in the breathtaking 360-degree views from several vantage points at this boutique winery. All this while sipping some of their limited edition wines available only at the vineyard’s tavern.
PLAN A VISIT
Raju Estate, Gundamgere Village, Sonnenahalli, Karnataka 561 204
Time to visit
Throughout the year. However, advance booking is required as no walk-ins are accepted.
3:30 pm to 7:30 pm, every day (except dry days)
What's on offer
Welcome drink on arrival
Guided vineyard and winery tour
3 wine tastings paired with veg and non-veg starters at 3 locations in the vineyard
Dinner (veg and non-veg) is served with a glass of red wine at 7:00 pm
A visit to this estate is a perfect retreat from the city's noise and pollution with only the sounds of vines breaking the silence. It is also ideal for hosting private events. Book a visit well in advance as the winery does not accept walk-ins.