Fruit Wine Research in India

Shrikant Magar – winemaker

Every once in a while, I meet a person truly passionate about winemaking. That is someone that seems to be talking about wine, making it or drinking in all the time. Someone intimately involved in product development and refining wines of all types. They do it, not because they are getting paid for it (which of course is always a bonus) but because of the love of wine. One of these people is Mr. Shrikant Magar of Nashik, India.

Now, Nashik is known in India as wine HQ. I have been there on several occasions and it is a truly beautiful area which huge winemaking potential. While mostly grapes grow in the region, plenty of quality fruit also does and really nice and interesting fruit grows throughout India. There is a lot of research and development being done in the region and wines from India are increasing in quality very fast.

Shrikant who is involved in the industry has started an ambitious project of refining homemade fruit wine recipes. This will be useful to wine lovers throughout India and elsewhere and show that great wines can also be made with other fruits aside from grapes.

A brief excerpt of the project on making wines from fruits available in India such as pomegranate, papaya, strawberry and sapota is viewable here:

Indian Home Fruit Wine Making

He can also be contacted through me or directly for anyone needing assistance with his or her home made or commercial wine.

I feel that the potential of fruit wines in India to be immense and people like Shrikant will make this happen. This is a guy to keep an eye on, as he will become an important part of the Indian wine industry.

Anyone out there who has an experience to share in regards to fruit wines, let me know! I would love to feature you, your project or experience to fruit wine lovers worldwide.

24 thoughts to “Fruit Wine Research in India”

    1. I am 72 years old and made three lots of wine from grapes, pineapple and pomogranate. Grapes was very good. Pineapple was good but needs improvement.Pomo is still brewing.

      I now want to improve quality by controlling ph etc.
      Can you help me with this?

      Vijay Sarup

  1. Awesome!!!……. I tried all of them …… wow …… papaya tastes amazing……Thank you so much Shrikant!!! Keep posting more n more like this…….. Good luck…..

  2. Really U did a great job, keep it up. All the best wishes for your future projects.

  3. Hi Shrikant,
    I wanted to get in touch with you regarding sapodilla wine making. It would be of great help if you could share your contact information.
    My email id – [email protected]

  4. Hi, i am starting a fruit winery in bangalore. I would get a nod from government in short time, please contact me as there are few areas i would like to hear from you.
    Awaiting reply
    [email protected]

  5. Good afrenoon, I live in Phuket and have been making my own saki for a few years and I want to make some wine with sapodilla fruit. Do you have a basic recipet I could use to start with. I really want to try some of the other fruits available in Thailand. Thank you for your time and will let you know how they turn out. Glenn

  6. we are willing to set up fruit wine industry in uttrakhand help of need of machine and suppler rate and technically support please

  7. I wanted to get in touch with you regarding pomegranate wine making. It would be of great help if you could share your contact information.
    my contact info [email protected]

  8. Dear Shrikant
    Right now I’m making maracuja wine, and it’s good! Finaly wen can make a product wich preseves fruits from our island. We are living on Brava, Cabo Verde, the most remote island of Cabo Verde. If in season we have lots of papaya’s, mango’s and guaves. Who has the perfect recepy to make wine out of these fruits?
    Kind regards,

  9. Would like to get in touch with you with reference to chickoo wine making near Wada (palghar taluka). Looking g forward.

  10. Can I have your phone number. We are planning to produce pom. Wines and looking for some winery to initially produce for us and kick start the project.

  11. I am cultivating 2000 pomegranate plants of Bhagwa variety. They are about two and a half years old. I am advised to harvest the first fruit in December when the plants will be three years old. I am fascinated with the idea of producing pomegranate wine. Is it legally permitted in Haryana near Delhi? From where can I acquire the best equipment. And how can you help or guide me. Thank you.

  12. Pls let me know investment cost for setting small scale pomegranate wine unit in Jodhpur.

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