byJasleen Kaur GuptaJan 16, 2012 #AroundTheWorld 5 Likes
We always thought we're not meant for road trips, not that we are high maintenance or anything. It's just that we love the comforts of our respective homes and refuse to move out at any cost. Plus, being away from the city makes us very uneasy, no sound, no light, no people - eerie.
However, we decided to brave this weekend trip to the Fratelli Vineyard purely for the promise of wine. The 7 hour journey brings you to the vineyards that house four really huge rooms with plush beds, linen and a fancy bathroom. We loved the French windows that opened into the garden area.
There was no TV in the room, the only part we hated. The staff is super nice and so hospitable. They wait on you in absolute silence and appear from nowhere just as you need them. It's like they read your mind. Lean, organic chicken and the masala omelette is on our list of recommendations.
The wine tasting with Sandeep was really an enlightening session since Sonu and I are both wine drinkers we were embarrassed to find out how little we knew about the subject.
We also took a quick trip of the wine cellar where we did our next outfit post as well (so stay tuned). You can get up and about at the vineyard in the ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) available at the property itself. We recommend this to couples and friends who want to have a quiet, fun-filled getaway from the city buzz. This is also a chance to do something different from the usual eating/ drinking weekend and actually throw in some learning on the field.
The way back was also an excellent trip when we stopped at this one dhaba called Kanchan (veg.) and tasted some fresh, organic food for a mere Rs.430 that included a lot of food. Our favourite though was Mastani, a blend of mango juice, milk, dry fruits, tutti frutti and two butterscotch ice cream and vanilla ice cream.
Will update you some more later but till then, Don't Drink and Drive
Thanks a lot Giggle Water for some of these fab photos.
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