I was wondering past few days about Grover Vineyards, who is filling up the shoe for Mr. Abhay Kewadkar role, Recently Abhay Kewadkar left Grower to Join UB.
Finally, Grover able to find the new, young and energetic wine maker Mr. Thibaut Verdenal from Loire Valley region in France, joined as a Chief Technical officer. His role includes controlling the quality, supervisor and co-ordination in the production. He has completed the Master degree and viticulture and oenology from Ecole Superieure d'Agriculture", Angers, France <www.groupe-esa.com>. He is specialized in production, research and development, quality optimization and marketing. Before joining Grover Vineyards, he has 2 years experiences in two wineries in Bordeaux region of France.
Grover is the process of doubling up the production from 1 million bottles to 2 million bottles and that requires lots of changes in process control. Thibaut is very existed about taking part in the fast growing industry in India. He will be working with Mr. Balakrishna (Current Wine Maker) to improve the quality in the production. He is setting the norm and quality, implementing HACCP norm security food and ISO certification.
Thibaut feels Indian market has big market potential and very much interested to work in Grover Vineyards. He feels India will take the own time to grow in the wine business.
I have invited him to recommend a wine for the “Wine of the Month” for the March Month. He would like to introduce the Grover’s Chenin Blanc and he says this is the good wine to start with based on several facts.
Good luck! Thibaut.