Vintage Wines Pvt Ltd that produces the Reveilo label has come a long way. It was established by Yatin Patil as a boutique winery in 2004 at his ancestral village of Geeta Kunj in Nashik.
Reveilo wines recently received accolades at the Asian Wine Review 2016 in Hong Kong. The Reveilo Late Harvest 2013 Chenin Blanc (flavours of tea, raisins, orange peel and marmalade) won a silver medal, while the Grillo 2014 and Syrah Reserve 2012 got a Bronze medal.
In 2003, while setting up the winery, Patil travelled to Vinitaly with his father to seek professional help about producing good wine. They tied up with Italian oenological consultant Enofly and signed on Andrea Valentinuzzi, who came with 25 years of winemaking experience under his belt. He continues to be their chief winemaker to-date and Reveilo wines are most certainly an expression of Valentinuzzi’s love for making quality wine.
Hailing from a family of farmers, Patil who holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from a top school in Mumbai and his spirited wife Kiran run the show at the 32,000 sq feet winery. It was initially planted with French varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc; later Italian varietals such as Nero D’Avola, Sangiovese and Grillo were included.
Speaking about the win to Sommelier India, Yatin Patil said, “The Asian wine industry is developing at an incredible speed and now seems to be maturing and finding its own. The development in the Indian wine industry is hard to ignore and the number of Indian wines winning awards at the Asian Wine Review 2016 bears witness to the quality of the wines that are now being produced here.
“Reveilo has clinched three awards – Silver for the Reveilo Late Harvest Chenin Blanc and a Bronze each for the Reveilo Grillo and the Reveilo Syrah Reserve. Events like these serve as a great motivator for us to outperform ourselves year on year. It is an excellent opportunity for the wineries from across Asia to increase their reach and establish the brand on a bigger platform. We hope that this will be an annual event and there will be many more to follow.”