Students of S.Y. and T.Y. Hospitality Studies, St. John College of Humanities & Sciences were taken to Wine Information Centre, Nashik for the Industrial Visit. The objective of this Industrial Visit was to learn and gain the practical knowledge of wine making process.
Transportation (bus) was arranged for them from the Palghar station where they gathered at 6 a.m. All the students seemed excited for the trip to Nashik as the weather too was very pleasant. The bus left at 6.15 a.m from the Palghar station and had a halt at a small restaurant for the breakfast at 09.30 a.m. All the students and faculty had breakfast and the journey continued thereafter. The bus reached the destination, students were served with their lunch in the way, which had typical Maharashtrian cuisine with all the spiciness and delicacy.
After the lunch, students left for the vineyard and winery visit where they examined the entire process of “Farming to Bottling’. This was the first ever that the students witnessed the process of wine making practically.
After the winery visit all students reached to the WIC, Wine Information Center, students had a good rest and were ready for a seminar and wine testing session was arranged where they tested white wine, red wine and sparkling wine. The session was very interacting as their querries and questions were answered.
Later, students were allowed to settle in their camp and get freshen up. In the evening, the dinner were arranged for the students. After dinner, the students proceeded to their camp for the rest. The next day, after the breakfast, students left the WIC to go back to Palghar. The bus reached the Palghar in the evening and the students headed back home.
The trip to Nashik vineyard is a memorable experience for all the students as they could experience wine making process live and taught them a lot of things.