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Soleil by La Plage, Sula Vineyards

Last Sunday I traveled through the dramatic terrains with radiant warmth growing as the sun slowly glided up the deep ultramarine sky. It was particularly relaxing that my friends and I didn’t realize how smooth 4 hours and 30 minutes flew by when we reached Sula Vineyards, Nashik.

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I immediately loved the crystalline air. It still felt like summertime though I could picture how the estate would be even more aesthetic in the palette of luscious green during the coming monsoon.

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We were invited to a laid-back lunch at Soleil by La Plage with Rajeev Samant, founder of Sula Vineyards; the lovely restaurateurs Florence, Morgan and Serge, the team behind the gorgeous La Plage.

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The lovely pastel shades bring out vibrant energy at Soleil by La Plage while the opened layout and subtle décor make the space very relaxing.

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The music lingers in the air. It’s a very beautiful space.

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Florence told us Soleil recycled the scraps, parts and used materials from the estate and winery.

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For example, the old crates are used to make tables, and the wine bottles are painted and used to make chandeliers; some of them are also used as vases.

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Colorful, funky paintings are on every wall, fresh sunlight and mellow breeze freely flows in the restaurant. Each set of furniture is unique which makes every spot in the restaurant special.

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There are cozy corners with soft couches, books and recycled arts.

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The delectable French menu is served at Soleil by La Plage. Rajeev explained the the farm-to-table concept practiced in Soleil. The kitchen works with fresh organic produce grown in the property.

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Sula produces their cheeses, seasonal vegetables, grapeseed oil, etc.

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Even the flowers in the restaurant are picked from the garden around the property.

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The property is self-sustainable.

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The bar is exuberantly stocked with wines, champagne, sparkling wine and their new Chenin Blanc Reserve.

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The beauty of Soleil by La Plage at Sula Vineyards is not to be missed. It’s an ideal place to dine during a relaxing weekend with friends and family. I plan to go back there again with my boys and my foodie gang, Pune Foodiez, to explore the property more.

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Soleil by La Plage

Sula, Vineyards, Govardhan Village,
Off Gangapur-Savargaon Road,
Nashik 422 222, Maharashtra, India.
Tel.: +91 253 302 7777

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