The Fratelli Story
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The word Fratelli translates to mean 'Brothers'. It refers to the coming together of the Secci brothers, Andrea and Alessio from Italy, along with Sekhri brothers Kapil and Gaurav and the Mohite-Patil brothers, Ranjitsinh and Arjunsinh.
The name was adopted to represent the desire that each of the promoters nurtured in their hearts - to create a product of truly international standard but one that was made in India using centuries-long Italian wine making traditions.
The brothers were also clear in their mind that a good wine is made in the vineyards first. Thus, they decided to plant their own vineyards and not source grapes from vineyards over which they had no viticultural control.
Their passion, love and labour saw the birth of Fratelli Wines, a modern winemaking facility in Akluj, a town in the Solapur district, about 170 kms south of Pune. Long, neatly planted rows of vitis vinifera adorn the Fratelli owned estate covering an expanse of about 240 acres across three different sites at Motewadi, Garwad and Nimgaon.
The viticultural and wine-making expertise has been provided by Piero Masi, a leading name in the world of winemaking. Piero is justifiably renowned in Tuscany and is credited with production of some fabulous wines that are acclaimed by connoisseurs and critics alike.
He is also attributed with the creation of the famous 'Chianti Classico Casa Sola'. So refined is his art of winemaking that his wine brand 'Fattoria dell'Agenda' for vintages 2004 and 2006 (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) were sold out even before bottling. Piero's Italian heritage and love of wine are reflected in his commitment towards Fratelli Wines, where he owns a small stake in the business.
Fratelli translates to 'Brothers' in Italian
Fratelli was set up with the intention of making international standard "Indian" wines. Fratelli didn't do contract farming but made wines in their own vineyards so as to control quality.
Sekhri brothers, Mohite-Patil brothers and Secci brothers (Italy) come together along with Piero Masi, chief winemaker to form Fratelli Wines.
Fratelli's first vintage launched in the market with three wines made that year
Fratelli becomes the second most distributed wine brand in the country with 17 different wines on offer.