Thursday, September 28, 2017
New Management Changes in Sula’s Winemaking Team
After 17 years with Sula Vineyards, Ajoy Shaw has decided to move on and hand over to a bright young wine making team.
Karan Vasani and Gorakh Gaikwad will head winemaking at the Maharashtra and Karnataka wineries respectively.
Kerry Damskey who has taken the role of Director of Winemaking will also be seen spending more time in India.
Rajeev Samant, Founder and CEO, Sula Vineyards, said,“Ajoy Shaw has been a part of Sula’s success story all these years and of course it’s sad to see him move on. We wish him all the best with whatever he chooses to do. I am sure many more successes await him.”
He added, “Congratulations to Karan and Gorakh for their richly deserved promotion. With the two of them working closely with Kerry, Sula’s winemaking will be even stronger as we head into our whole new future.
Kerry is spending much more time here with us, given all his amazing experience, that’s going to give our winemaking especially of our premium wines a huge boost.”
Sula Vineyards is by far India’s first choice in wine. Their award-winning wines are available nationwide at the finest hotels and restaurants, and are also exported throughout the world. Sula is on track to sell a million cases of wine in 2018.
Sula is also a pioneer in India’s wine tourism opening the country’s first winery Tasting Room in 2005, first vineyard resort Beyond by Sula, in 2007 and India’s first heritage winery resort The Source at Sula in 2017. With over 250,000 visitors last year, Sula is one of the most visited wineries in the world and the #1 spot where Indians first taste wine.
Sula Vineyards won the prestigious Drinks Business Award 2016 for the ‘Best Contribution to Wine and Spirits Tourism’! This is the first time an Indian company has won a Drinks Business Award.
Firmly committed to remaining at the forefront of Indian wines, Sula continues to experiment with new varietals, engage in sustainable agriculture and support the local rural economy. Sula is well on its way to becoming one of the world’s most sustainable wine producers.