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Work experience

Mar 2013Mar 2014

Chief Winemaker

Cumbum Valley winery Pvt ltd
  • Directly involved in all activities from Vineyard to bottling in India's first Indigenous grape wine making team.
  • In-charge of 1 million liter capacity Unit with all ISO and HACCP standards. 

In a very innovative way of selecting grapes and/or wines, fermenting, aging (including barrel fermenting and aging), blending and bottling, my challenge has been to build up a tight web of human and production resources, all directed to the tailoring of modern style Indigenous wines.

Apr 2012Jan 2013

Assistant Winemaker

SDU winery pvt ltd, Karnataka
  • In-charge of first Premium boutique winery of India.
  • Participated in all decision making phases related to build up a new wine unit.
  • Directly responsible for wine making under the Guidance of renowned Italian winemaker. 
  • Worked in tandem with a solid viticulture team to bring the best out of this very unique terroir in Karnataka. 
  • Handling all the laboratory analysis; pH, TA, Free/Total sulfur, VA, Alcohol test and all enzymatic test.
Jan 2012Apr 2012

Vintage Winemaker

Sula Vineyards pvt ltd
  • Wine making in charge of 7 lakhs  liters capacity Unit.
  • Crushed both red and white wines
  • Involved in making of Flagship white varietal; Light bodied Sauvignon Blanc and Red varietals; Medium Bodied shiraz and Cabernet sauvignon, Fruity style carbonic Malbec.
  • I was also part of making the very first Medium bodied fruity style Tempranillo Red wine in India.


Jul 2010Jul 2011

Post/Graduate Diploma In Oenology

University Of Adelaide
  • Basics on viticutural science.
  • Introductory wine-making
  • Winemaking at Vintage
  • Cellar and Winery Waste Management
  • Stabilisation and Clarification
  • Sensory studies
  • Wine Marketing
Aug 2005Apr 2008


Bangalore University
  • Major: Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Genetics
  • Group Industrial Report on Poultry Farm for the 'Analysis of difference in Traits of Poultry of different regions'.
  • Group Project on wine making using Oranges.
  • Report on Chromosome numbers of drosophila.


laboratory analysis
Performed laboratory analysis in all wineries with highest accuracy rate.
Worked with different international winemakers and has proved my potentials in each and every firm I have worked.
A strong skill in canopy  and spraying management  of different terroir in India
Wine tasting
Have successfully cleared the WSET level 2 with whole round of tasting world wine.
Team Management
Have incorporated a team of 40 and taught them to work in different condition, taking care of all the labor law rules.


Mar 2015Mar 2015

Wines and spirit certificate for level 2

WSET london
Jul 2010Jul 2012

Post/Graduate diploma In Oenology

University of Adelaide, South Australia

Bibber Pragyesh kumar Interview


R.Ragu, Managing Director

Cumbum valley winery pvt ltd, Tamil Nadu

Alok Chandra, CEO

SDU winery pvt ltd, karnataka

Ajoy shaw, chief winemaker and Vice President

Sula Vineyard pvt ltd, nasik

Stephen Clarke, Professor

University Of Adelaide, South Australia