It is very common in recent days a French/Foreign wine maker working in Indian Winery. But Mr. Frederic Dezauzierf has started his Indian experience from 1991 onwards. That time, we can hardly find foreign wine maker in India and also we had hardly few wineries in India. I had very nice opportunity to meet and share his Indian Experience and his future vision on Indian Winery Industry.
About Frederic Dezauzierf: Mr. Frederic is currently consultant wine maker for Flamingo (Wine Park), Mountain View (Nasik), Zigma, Neera (Barmathi), Mohini Winery in Solapur.
Frederic was born and grown up 40 Kilometers near famous French Broadax region. His 80% of family members are in the wine and Coniyac making business. He lives in a place almost every business making wine or coniyac. He started his wine/Coniyac making job about 35 years back after successfully completing his education in Wine Making and Viticulture from Angoulme Collage, Charinti, France
His company in France sent him to India in 1991 to make Brandy for Tilak Nagar Company (Tilak Nagar Industry is located at Shrampur 80 Kilometer from Nashik). His version of Nepolian courier brandy became very popular Brandy in India now. At the same time he was teaching in Viticulture collage in France and started exchanging students from Vasanthdada Sugar Industry to give advance training in the Viticulture at France for to make Brandy for them
His opinion about Indian Wine Industry:
India has unique soil and climate compared to any other region in the world. The wines are produced in India has unique spicy taste; you can only experience that tasting of it and it suites very well with Indian food. This spicy taste you will not find it in the France. Considering all the parameters like unique soil and climate, he does not want to make or duplicate the French Style wine here in India.
He suggests Indian government should classify the regions in wine grape growing area like Nashik, Pune, Sangali regions due to soil in these regions are different from each other. This classification should be communicated to wine consumers, it will help the wine lovers to find the differences and exact wine they would like to drink. Just like foreign countries Indian government should also separate the wine shops from liquor shops. Currently most of the states in India sell wine in the Liquor shops.
Mr. Fredric feels, wine revolution is going on in India and it can not be reversed, he worried about few Indian wineries not conducted any market research before starting winery. He has strong feeling those wineries will have lesson to learn soon in the market.
He also suggests that Indian wine culture is growing from the root and Indian wineries should make wine that is easy to drink. They should avoid complex or complicated wine varieties. Some growing pain and mistakes are happening, with support of wine clubs, wine labs, wine universities India can produce world famous wines in the future.
“Wine is for enjoyment” and it is not competition, one should share the experience with others, so he is willing contribute if government starts the wine university in India. Instead of sending resources to aboard to get training on Viticulture/wine making, India should start quickly here itself.
His favorite wine is Burgundy wines from France, food in Nashik is Puran Poli and he enjoys it with Mountain View Vineyards Late Harvest Chenin Blanc.
Great Job! Mr. Frederic Dezauzierf