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Interview of Mr. Ravi Gurnani – Director (Sales & Marketing) – York Winery for AsiaImportNews – Exclusive
Could you please tell us the story of your winery, when it was created and how it developed decades after decades ?
Our winery was founded in 2006 with the first vintage taking place in 2008. It was the vision of my father Lilo Gurnani to setup the winery and produce premium wines from the Nasik region. Our wines were launched in the market in 2010. We also opened our Tasting Rom at the winery the same year to promote wine tourism and awareness. Today our wines are available in India in Mumbai, Nasik, Pune, Delhi and Rajasthan. They are also exported to Norway, UK and Australia.
What sort of wines are you producing ?
In whites we produce Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon. Also soon to be launched a blend with Chardonnay. In reds we have Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Merlot, a barrel aged Shiraz-Cabernet and a soon to be released Temperanillo blend. There is also a Rose from Zinfandel. In Sparkling there is a Brut styled Blanc de Blancs and a Rose Sparkling, both made by the Traditional Method.
How important are your export distribution compared to national distribution ?
Export distribution is about 5% of our sales today. But it is equally important to us as there is a lot of scope to grow it with increasing awareness of Indian culture and cuisine abroad.
What sort of distributors are your customers ?
Our customers are usually small or niche distributors. Indian wines are very new on the global market so its important to give it attention to increase the awareness. A big distributor may not be able to do that as it would become just another wine in the portfolio.
Why your wines are different from other wineries in your area ?
Our wines are made in a fruit forward style. My brother Kailash Gurnani is the Winemaker and has done his Oenology degree from Adelaide University in Australia. His approach to winemaking is New World since India does not have any history or tradition of making wine. It is important to keep an open mind and adapt the best practices. Balance is something we try to strive to achieve in our wines.
Do you produce grapes in a organic or environmental friendly method, or with general methods ?
We produce grapes with the general methods.
Are your wines already distributed in Asia, and if not what are the countries you are looking for new distributors ?
Our wines are not currently distributed in Asia. We would be interested in the Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan market.
Is there anything who want to add about your wines, story or any news ?
Our wines have won many recognition over the years at the HK International Wine & Spirits Competition. Recently our Sparkling for a Silver at the Asian Wine Review. This reinforces our vision for producing quality wines from India. We are also India’s only fully family owned and operated winery. This allows us to closely monitor all aspects of the business right from wine making to sales & marketing.
Thank you Mr. Ravi Gurnani – Director (Sales & Marketing) – York Winery for your time and answers!
York Winery: www.yorkwinery.com
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