Hi friends, Vineyard trail is long awaiting tour in my “things to do” list which executed in this season. Wine tour is very famous in europe & after “sulafest” it’s gradually popular in india also. Ideal season starts from january & end in march, when grapes crop in full swing. I met two youngster vinod & rahul, both are engineer, one of them is from IIM,ahmedabad(my city), left their job & started new concept of food trail. They have started promoting local cuisine (farm fresh & organic) paired with wine.
India has vast variety in food, each region has different food depends on their local crop production. But as a indian we have never appreciated this local cuisine & never promoted it properly. On the contrary , we have accepted western local food(like mcdonalds, subway….) & feel proud to eat it, though its frozen food & our indian food is freshly cooked. These two guys have started their venture to promote local food & we really enjoyed a lot.
Our journey start with surati breakfast….(gopal no locho)
on the way star fruit in farms
green & white jambu
“ram fal”—just opposite of “sitafal”
Piles of organic “haldar”
on the way tribal fair
strawberry farm-Plucking strawberry from farm was different experience & its juicy also.
plucking ambli in the farm
Local khandeshi food-thesa, katachi amti,puran poli,varan bhatti, patavadya ni bhaji…
Wine making machinery
dance party with poolside barbeque at night
Next day in nashik’s first grapes plantation
tractor ride in grapes farm
Now, this is really amazing parts of trip. We have made all local dishesh with help of local people. Everybody has enjoyed this activity.
one roasted brinjal & everybody wants it
Dishes which we have helped prepared
time for mirchi awards
With vinod & rahul
Now it’s time for pilgrim tour….trimbakeshwar shiv temple
ram kund-@ godavari river aarti
There are different concept in single tour-local khandeshi food, vineyard trail, grapes-strawberry-pomegranate farm exploratory tour, make aware of our children for indian tradition like godavari arti,trimbakeshwar shivling puja etc. At the end of our tour, we enjoyed a lot. I always believe that india has lots of things to offer us, but still not properly marketed yet. Thanks to vinod & rahul (http://wanderingfoodie.in/), who has make our india pride.