The 13th edition of SulaFest marked the two-decade anniversary of Sula Vineyards epitomizing all things wine and more. SulaFest 2020, the country’s most gorgeously-situated vineyard music festival, was a celebration beyond measure in its 13th edition this year. Marking the two-decade anniversary of Sula Vineyards, the two-day extravaganza saw over then thousand people having a blast and making memories for a lifetime. With experiences thoughtfully crafted for one and all, the fest was a wholesome affair as a true ode to all things wine and more.
In addition to the delicious wines from Sula, fest-goers also enjoyed a wide selection of spirits and cocktails from around the world, brought to India by Sula’s import arm Sula Selections. Brands like Beluga Noble Russian Vodka, The Botanist, Cointreau, Budweiser, and Asahi made sure to set the spirits high!
Keeping the promise of bringing the best of the world music world in the heart of the wine capital, SulaFest 2020 saw British chart-toppers - Hot Chip perform for the first time in India much to the crowd’s amazement and excitement. It was an evening that ticked all boxes to set the mood right. The very popular Merchant brothers, Salim–Sulaiman, brought in the Bollywood vibe with their record-breaking hits in the vineyards’ beautiful open-air amphitheater with the weather doing the ambiance absolute justice.
Bringing more melody to the music festival, this year’s heady line-up also included the popular Dutch-New Zealand trio, My Baby performing some of their best hypnotic dance mixes. Adding to the mix was The Local Train with a mash-up of Hindi rock tracks.
Rajeev Samant, Founder & CEO, Sula Vineyards says, “I am thrilled with the incredible vibe! This edition has been truly remarkable in every aspect. A magnificent celebration for an iconic milestone for our 2 decade anniversary! Over 10,000 fest-goers had a weekend to remember, depicts why SulaFest is the country’s most awaited vineyard music festival.”
Adding to the glitz and glamour, celebrities such as Gabriella Demetriades, Diva Dhawan, Aparna Badlani, Hermit Sethi and Ashish Sajnani were seen enjoying the festival.
Making the anniversary extra special was the unveiling of India’s first wine in a can – Dia Wine Sparkler in an easy and convenient can format. Offered in both the red and white varietals, the visitors were thrilled to enjoy their favorite wine in a can!
This year saw delicious tapas by Olive Café and authentic Parsi food by Soda Bottle Openerwala. The crowd was seen gorging on delightful nibbles from food partners like The Grilled Cheese Company, Rolls Mania, Biryani by Kilo to name a few.
Sulafest 2020 offered a range of curated experiences at the Vinosphere, this editions’ new attraction. Masterclasses conducted by master winemakers’ ensured peeps raised their glasses in an informed way swirled with lots of fun of course! The Panzani live pasta carts were a big hit and everyone was seen indulging in scrumptious varieties of pasta. Paul & Mike with their gourmet chocolates and London Dairy with their exclusive Lite range (no added sugar and gluten-free) clubbed with new flavors were all equipped to satiate everyone’s sweet cravings. The Living Foodz massive line art tunnel, neon and 360 degrees gif photo booths were some favorite Instagram-friendly spots.
Wine games, vino spa, foot massage with grape seed oil and vineyard tours kept the visitors busy on both the days. Needless to say, grape stomping was an important element at the fest that had the people queue up, after all, jumping into a vat full of fresh grapes and stomping away with friends is super fun.
The fest also offered board games and camping under the midnight stars, which was well received by many. Tarot card sessions had a big number of people excited to read their cards. Brands such as U.S Polo Association offered some great ‘responsible’ merchandise and fulfilled the retail therapy component of any successful fest.
SulaFest 2020, the country’s most gorgeously-situated vineyard music festival, was a celebration beyond measure in its 13th edition this year.