Project title: - A study on marketing analysis and strategic distribution of wines.

Objectives of the project:Following are the objectives, 

To determine the size of wine market.  To identify the market share of the other brands of wines
available in the market. 

To identify the effectiveness of advertising and sales
promotion schemes of the company. 

To identify the pricing aspects of the product.  To identify the market potential with reference to the various
marketing strategies of the company.

Research methodology:In research methodology we have used the following methods to collect the information. 1. Primary data: - It is collected with the help of structured questionnaire. 2. Secondary data: - It is collected with the help of 

Company manuals and records  Websites on the internet
3. Research instrument: - Questionnaire


4. Sampling plan:- 

Universe: - All wine shop owners, distributors and

Frame: - All the individuals between the ages of 20 to 65

Sample size: - The project maintained a sample size of 25.
5. Contact method: - The method of personal interview was conducted to gather information in detail.

Findings:Analysis and interpretation of information collected 

Analysis of advertising information  Analysis of sales promotion activities  Analysis of the channel of distribution  Analysis of the prices  Analysis of impact of the advertisement

Price sensitivity  Promotional schemes  N.D Shoppe  Availability of the product  Database and information  Bottling and labeling





India has about 1, 23,000 acres of vineyards, but only seven percent of these acres are used for wines. Only five major wine companies are currently producing wines in Maharashtra namely,

Chateau Indage Limited ,pune N.D. wines, Nasik Sula Vineyards, Nasik Vinsura wines, Nasik Vintage wines, Nasik


The overall production of these units is approximately 210,000 cases (Each case is of 12 bottles). In addition, they also import about 30,000 cases of wines in bulk and bottle them in other plants. About 120,000 cases of inferior quality wine are produced by small local winemakers which is called ³pro-wine´.


There are basically three types of wine:
1. Premium Wines (Still wines) 2. Sparkling Wines 3. Fortified wines

This report focuses on the largest and most important category of wines (Premium wines), ignoring the cheaper country-made fortified wines, which is also not yet made or regarded as quality wines. In the Still wine or premium wine category the Indian market is divided mainly into two major categories:

White and Red wines. Note: Sparkling is generally considered in White

category by many consumers. Further all the wines available in the above categories is divided in following three categories




The Indian Market largely can be classified into two Segments ,
1. Domestic 2. Foreign Tourists

1. Urban

The Urban population amounts to 48% of the total population in India and the target segment amounts to 1% of the total urban population. E.g. the Total Population of Mumbai is 1.5 crs The Total Urban population is 70 lacs, so the target population is 7lac. The characteristics of the target urban population,
a. Income above Rs. 10 lac

i. Self employed ii. Service class
b. Income between 3 lac to 10 lacs (Great Indian Middle Class)

i. Highly educated upwardly mobile ii. Small business families
c. Income between 3 - 6 lacs

1. Upper Middle class

2. Rural

a. Large farming community b. Small business class


c. Govt. Service class The tourism boom has resulted in 2.5 million of tourist visiting India last year with a projected growth of 15 %. Embassies in the country also provide good market for Indian wines.



The importance of supply chain in wine industry. For wine segment the distribution channel involves importers, distributors & retailers the enclosed distribution chain will put more light on the level and cost implication at various stages . This is following:






It is imperative to create awareness about wine among Indian consumers, primarily to shrift their preferences from other alcoholic drinks. The liberalization policy has provided an entry to renowned foreign wine brands into the Indian market. The availability of the foreign brands is increasing as one can pick up the brand of one's choice from the neighborhood wine store. Wine can be relatively light on the pocket (there are a whole range of wines to choose from, starting at Rs. 280 per 750 mi. Bottle) and fashionable. In addition, recent reviews arc indicative that wine has positive health effects In India, the target segment for the product has to be affluent and the young "upwardly mobile" consumer. Obviously creating brand awareness would be the primary target of any marketing strategy and the launch of the wine needs to be done with a "splash". Advertising of alcoholic drinks is banned in India and as such a promotion through "wine & cheese" evenings or a dinner party would be the only alternative. Publishing of articles on wine in select food magazines, emphasizing wine suitability to accompany Indian vegetarian and non -vegetarian food is also worthwhile Creating retailer, dealers, and push for the brand: It is essential to create a strong push strategy aimed at dealers and retailer for the brand. This is the most crucial sales channel and a commission of around 12% would have to be set aside for these sales channels. A beginning can be made


with the training distributors on wine basics, and most importantly storage and transportation requirements. This would be an important aspect in the relationship building exercise and would also he beneficial to ensure that the wine we produce is handled correctly. Meeting with retailers would provide an opportunity to obtain key inputs in understanding the preference and psyche of the target consumer within the target market towns. The retailers could be taken for a guided tour to the vineyards during grape crushing festival and/or to see the entire process as well as the establishment. The F&B staffs of star hotels and restaurants are also a crucial sales channel and promoting the brand with them before launch would also be essential.


Intense promotional campaigns would need to be conducted at premier locations such as up market Pubs, Bars and Clubs, particularly pubs, where anything new is always welcomed and patronized. Business & Recreation Clubs: - These are the places where wine is consumed on a selective basis. Generally it is as these clubs where one can find the real Connoisseur of wine. They are the people who are fond of drinking different types of wine and make their own judgment of wine. Premium Category Caterers: -Caterers will be an important segment to market the company's wine as they organize events for the "elite". Event Managers: This is a recent phenomenon in India and these specialized professional agencies organize mega activities/ events,


arranging corporate luncheons, dinners, conventions , etc, for which they are by and large the 'decision makers' in terms of food and wine. These activities can be organized through a strong sales team, perhaps organized district wise


Maharashtra's grape policy 2001 (source MIDC)

Accordingly, to give impetus to the grape processing and wine industry in the state, preparation of a separate policy was under active consideration of the State Government.

Declaration as a Preferential Area:

As the Winery industry does not fall in the preferential area of granting loans, the financial institution like NABARD does not grant loans in such industries. Therefore to get the high price of the product for farmers and to create better employment in the state, NABARD may be requested to declare preferential area for Winery Induct rise, enabling to grant such requisite loans.

Declaration as a Small Scale Industry:

Within the limits of investments prescribed for the Small Scale Industry, wineries should be considered as a Small Scale Industry.

Concessions in Excise Duty:

For those wine industries whose production has been started before 19 th September, 2001, the excise duty will be charged at the rate of 50 per cent of the production expenditure incurred by such units instead of present 100 per cent rate. For those wine industries whose production have been started or would be started on or after 19th September, 2001, the excise duty will


be charged at the rate of 25 per cent of the production expenditure incurred by such units. Such concessions will be admissible for period of 5 years.

Concessions in Sales Tax:

It has been decided with the consent of all states in the country that the floor rate of Sales Tax on liquor will be at the rate of 20 per cent. However, the Wine Process is totally different from the Liquor Production Process and wine unit is considered as agriculture process unit by the Central Government. Therefore, to encourage the Grapes Processing Industry in the state, a request will be made to the Empowered Committee of Finance Min isters of all states constituted by the Government of India to reduce the floor rate of Sales Tax on wine.

Wine Sales License:

Wine will be permitted for sale by Beer Bars and also licenses will be given to Wine Bars to sell wine on the basis of Beer Bars.

Wine Sales License Fee:

An amount of Rs. 5000/- per year will be charged for License Fee for the sale of wine And this rate will not be changed for next 10 years.

Simplification in the system of License/Permission for Wine Production:

If Wine production is taken in Winery Park as declared by the State Government, Wine Product License will be given at district level at the time of allotment of Plot. In other places for Wine Production, by simplifying the system of

License the Collector of the district level will be empowered with a binding condition to issue licenses within 30 days.

Establishment of Wine Institute:

To maintain the quality of Wine at the International Level and to make available trained manpower, a separate Wine Institute will be established. For setting up of the Wine Institute, Government/ MIDC will allot the plot at the nominal rate as given to the other educational institute. Such Institute will look after the work of training, checking the quality of wine, research and information centre for the Wine Industry. These institutes will be established by forming separate trust firstly at Sangli and Nashik. For this purpose, by choosing appropriate alternative from the following

alternatives, training institutes will be established:-

a) To help the existing trust for formation of training centre. b) To establish training institute in joint venture with the existing trust. c) To establish training institute by creating a separate trust.

One Window System:

For Winery Industry, essential license, plot, electricity supply, telephone etc infrastructure will be made available with One Window System.

Establishment of Grapes Board:

A Grape Processing Industry Board would be established for Wine and other Grape Processing Industry in Maharashtra. The Board will consist of representatives from the concerned industry, Grapes producing farmers, State Government, government laboratories, wine institute etc. The organization and functions of similar kinds of Boards existing in other

countries will be examined before establishment of Grape Board in Maharashtra on same standards. The jurisdiction of the said Grapes Board will be as under:

a) To inspect and control the Quality of Grape Cultivation and Wine Production. b) To give approval to Labels. c) To inspect Quality and Standard Norms. d) To draft various Schemes for Sale of Processed Grape Products on the Global Level.

Facilities of Food Processing Industries:

The facilities which are given to the food processing industry units, will be given to The Winery Product Units by giving them the status of Food Processing Units.

Wine Product Units - Permission for the Tourists:

In foreign countries, permission is given to watch the Wine Product Units. In similar manner, in Maharashtra also, permission will be given to the tourists to visit Wine Product Units for testing the, licenses will be given to such Wine Product



1.The Indian alcoholic beverages market is gradually opening us as quantitative restrictions are being lifted; import duties are being lowered and domestic regulations are being simplified. These developments are attracting the attention of foreign players, who are faced with a slowdown in developed markets.

2. According to some recent reports, by 2009, the total supply of liquor in the world will be close to 345 million hl. But consumption will be only about 248 million hl. In such scenario, India would be an attractive market for foreign players.

3. Alcohol is a broad term that covers three categories: spirit, beer, wine. Spirit includes whisky, rum, vodka, brandy, and gin .In dia imports about 3 million liters of spirit and 7500 cases of wine from Europe. French wines are still the largest imported, but wines from Australia and California are making strong inroads.

4. Maharashtra has recorded a 60% growth in its wine productio n over the last year. The state continues to dominate the country's wine industry, producing 94% of India's grape wine. According to the Times of India which reported the story, the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation's (MIDC) department of wine production show that 2.11 crore liters of wine were produced across the state's 57 wineries this year, as compared to the 1.32 crore liters produced last year. This represents an

annual growth rate of 40%.

The state's total investment in wine-making is around Rs. 328 crore and close to 8,000 acres of land are now under cultivation for wine prod uction.

5. According to industry statistics, the domestic wine consumption has increased from three million liters in 2003 -04 to 7.60 million liters in 2005-06 and 11.25 million liters in 2006-07. The Indian wine market is growing at about 30 to 40 per cent and is expected to maintain this pace for the next five to six years. Reports The Hindu newspaper.

6. The wine market is growing at 40 per cent a year, nearly three times as fast as beer, Whisky or rum, which together makes up 45 percent of the total. Export currently makes up about 10 -15 per cent of total output. The perception of wines as being up -market and sophisticated is helping i n bringing about this change. One sigh of the changes happening is the emergence of wine clubs in a number of cities. The per capita Consumption in India is only 0.07 liter/person/year.

7. According to a Times of India report, in 2008, India had 62 wineries with total production at 2.25 crore liters. Of these, 58 wineries were in Maharashtra, producing 2.11 crore liters. In 2009, another 10 more projects were started at Nashik, Sangli, Pune, Solapur and Osmanabad taking number of wineries to 68, but production dipped to 1.32 crore liters by March, when the new crushing season started.


8. Up to 80% of wine is consumed in the major Indian cities. The consumption pattern is Mumbai (39%), Delhi (23%), Bangalore (9%), and the foreign tourist dominated state of Goa (9%), where as Rest of India has only 20%consumption.Not only has the number of imported wines increased exponentially, the Indian producers, too have introduced a number of new label and wine styles. Approximately 72 wineries are presently operating in the country with a total production of 2.54 crore liters annually Maharashtra is leading among the state with 68 wineries and 2.11 crore liters production.

9. A staggering 2.12 crore liters of wine is lying unsold for the past few months across vineyards in Maharashtra. Wine producers have been forced to cut production dramatically as the global recession has taken its toll on the wine industry. It is not only affecting the vineyard owners but also the farmers and importers. Everyone is suffering and the terrorist attacks in Mumbai last winter only made matters worse.

10. The recession is hurting everyone including the farmers. Last year many could demand Rs.35 a kilo for their grapes. Now they're getting prices as low as Rs.10 and are even having to throw the grapes away in a few instances.

Sources 1. Times of India article (www.indiawines.com) 2. The Hindu newspaper

Today the overall sales are around 600,000 cases a year. Table wines account for 88-90 percent of the market and expensive varieti es of vintage wines account for the remaining 10 -12 percent.

Though the base of the market is small at 6 lacs cases / year. Currently the wine industry in India is growing at the rate of more than 35% per annumn. There are three big companies presently making 'Premium' wine are Indage, Sula and Grover Vineyards. Others (Shaw Wallace, McDowells and the six Goa-based companies) produce cheaper wines from table grapes. However, more and more wineries are being set up with the aim to produce mainly 'international style' wines, namely Vinsura, N.D and Vintage wines.

While Indage is the market leader, Sula's volumes grew by over 65 per cent last year. Already there are more than 50 wineries operational with over 130 Indian brands. Australians being the best exporters are already here with Howling Wolves wine Group (HWWG), Ironstone vineyards, Green point wines. Others include Terraza, Casa Lapostolle from South America along with old liquor majors in India like Seagram's and UDV. Sopexa, a French marketing and promotion board has setup office in India with a plan to increase French wine import in India by 50% in next two years.

In the next few years, there would be over 100 wineries of varying sizes operating in the country, and with the government supp ort in reduction of duties, the prices would reduce leading to the growth in this industry. We

believe that this will lead to consolidation in the wine industry with few big players and few small players in the market.


Not many people are aware that a host of new wineries have come up in Maharashtra in the last two years, following the forward -looking 'Grape Processing Industrial Policy of the state government announced in 2001. I visited some of these units, most of the new vignerons are grape farmers who have invested anything from Rs 50 lakh to Rs 5 crore (from Rs 5 million to Rs 50 million) to set up their units - and while it's early days as yet, some of their wines are of a surprisingly good quality. No surprise, since our farmers know how to grow good wine grapes (every year is a Vintage' year!), and one cannot make good wine unless you have the 'right stuff!

It all started with Sula vineyards the first winery in Nasik. They have recently increased capacity from 200 to 900 liter of wine annually, and are now bringing wines to us in every possible way. They make wines from grapes ('Made in India'), import wines in bulk and 'Bottle in India, as well as have a portfolio of imported (Bottled in Origin) wines from 10 different countries ranging in price from Rs 700/bottle (Astica, Hardy's) to Rs 5,000 /bottle (Greppone Mazzi Brunello di Montalcino). They've recently brought out a Dindori Reserve Shiraz (Rs 650/bottle) which is to die for matured in wood for 12 months, the wine is mellow,

smooth, fruity and spicy, and worth searching for as distribution is limited even in Mumbai.

Sankalp Vineyards was the first winery in the Vinchur Wine Park (35 km from Nashik), and has a range of wines under the brand Vinsura (with a grapevine leaf on the label), all priced under Rs 500/bottle in Mumbai. Their Chenin Blanc is medium-bodied, crisp and fruity, while the Sauvignon Blanc is dry and herbaceous almost spicy; I thought the Rose (white Zinfandel) was simply delicious, while the Red Zinfandel is a big, peppery, almost brashly complex wine. Their latest offering is a sweet dessert wine made from the Symphony (Muscat) grape -- lip-smacking, watch the girls flip!

N D Wines is near Pimpalgaon, in the heart of the Nashik wine country. Beautifully located on the banks of a lake with rolling vineyards in every direction, this winery supplies much of the grapes and wine to better-known producers - no wonder that their own varietals (sold under the same name as the company, and recently re -priced at about Rs 400/bottle) are not well known or widely distributed.

The last unit visited was the most interesting it was Vintage Wines and it was different, as the owners (Suresh Patil is a farmer while his son Yatin an MBA) are one of the few who have successfully cultivated the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes in this region.

What's happening in Maharashtra is nothing short of a revolution in wines and wine making and the movement can only gather momentum.


Maharashtra itself has 23,000 hectares under grapes - of which only about 1,610 hectares are wine grapes - so there's a huge growth potential.

Now this year in India there are 72 wineries are established. With time, volumes and quality will increase and prices will decrease, so perhaps what's needed is for all of us to drink more wine - after all, if "an apple a day..." works, think what benefits a glass of wine a day will deliver! Cheers!



There are numerous producers small and big across four major wine producing regions in India. There are private individual¶s spreads out all over the country trying their hand at producing wines in their own back gardens. But the major producers are, listed below 1. N.D. WINES 2. SULA VINEYARDS (Samant Soma Wine) 3. VINSURA (Sankalp Winery) 4. INDAGE (Champagne Indage) 5. BOSCA (Baramati Grape Industries) 6. BLUESTAR WINERY 7. DAJEEBAH WINES (Data cone Wine Industry) 8. FLAMINGO WINES 9. GROVER VINEYARDS 10. N.C. FINE WINES 11. PRATHMESH WINES 12. PRINCESS (In-Vogue Creations) 13. PYRAMID WINES 14.RAJDHEER WINES 15. RENNAISSANCE WINES 16. SAILO WINES (V.M. Agro soft) 17. SAIKRIPA WINERY 18. SHAW WALLACE 19. VINBROS&CO. 20. VINICOLA


This are the wine industry which doing good wine business in India and also outside the country but are in India the Maharashtra Main three wine industry show there performance in wine market This are the follows:


BIG PLAYER IN WINE SECTOR 1. INDAGE (CHAMPAGNE INDAGE) Capacity: 30, 00,000 Operations from: 1987 Brands/ Varietals Export only

1. Anarkali Red 2. Chhabri White 3. Omar Khayyam BRUT 4. Soma Red 5. Soma White 6. C.S. Sparkling wine 1. Joie, cuvee close non-vintage. 2. Marquis de Pompadour, Brut

2. SULA VINEYARAD (samant soma wine) Capacity: 25, 00,000 liters Operations from: 1997 Brands/Varietals Sparkling: 1. Sula Brut 2. Sula Seco Whites: 3. Sauvignon Blanc 4. Chenin Blanc 5.Madeira white Reds: 6. Sula Cabernet/Shiraz 7. Madeira red Roses: 8. Blush zinfandel 9. Madeira rose


Capacity: 9, 00,000 liters Operations from: 2004 Brands/Varietals

1. N.D. Sauvignon Blanc 2. N.D. Cabernet Sauvignon 3. N.D. Chenin Blanc 4. N.D. Syrah 5. N.D. Cabernet-Syrah 6. N.D. Sauvignon Blanc 7. N.D. Cabernet Sauvignon

4. VINSURA (Sankalp Winery)

Capacity: 2, 00,000 liters Operations from: 2003 Brand and varieties

1. Cabernet Sauvignon 2. Zinfandel 3. Sauvignon blanc 4. Chenin blanc 5. Syrah And sparkling wines


Indage is the oldest wine maker (1986) with the largest product range (14

labels) and the highest volumes {30, 00,000 raises), two wineries at Narayangaon in Maharashtra, and 500 acres of vineyards. Their business is volume centric, and their portfolio covers all price ranges.

Grover has been operating since 1992 at Dodballapurnear Bangalore.

With only 4 labels and a market share Tahout 35.000 cases, its emphasis is on steady growth. The company has 150 acres of leased land for their vineyards.

Sula, in the market since 1999 has a winery near Nasik, with 325 acres

of its own vineyards, the company also sources grapes from local growers. It has 7 labels and a share of about 15,000 cases. Sula is by far the most aggressive and "market savvy" producer. Balance 60,000 cases are imported label wines.

McDowell Winery at Baramati produces 'Bosca' (only brand name usage)

from local grapes.

ND Wines is very well know brand in the market and widely accepted by

the customer as the premium wine maker . we have strong holds in major states across India like Maharashtra ,Goa ,Diu Daman, Silvasa Rajasthan ,UP, Chandigarh , Karnataka , M.P ,Delhi e tc .We Are very proud to announce that N.D Wines is one of the wine served in prestigious and luxuries trains Likes ³The Deccan Odyssey´ promoted by Maharashtra

Government and ³Palace on Wheel¶s Pr omoted by Rajasthan Government. ND has also won the international level ³Excellence Award for Entrepreneurship´ from J.M.C.C.I presented by his Excellency S.M

Krishna Governor of Maharashtra in June 2005.




Mr. Ashok Gaikwad and his friends together established N. D. Grapes Pvt. Ltd. in the year 1993; N. D. Grapes started exporting table grapes to various countries all over the world. After regular and stringent checks the renowned supermarkets in the U. K. like Tesco and J. Sainsbury have conferred the certificate of merit to N.D. Grapes for adopting world class standard for preserving the fruit and maintaining and storage plants. N. D. Grapes is the regular and sole supplier to J. Sainsbury, Tesco and Mark¶s & Spencer¶s. Within a short period N. D. Grapes became the most favored brand in countries like Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Africa, Europe etc. N. D. Grapes is the first company to get the distinction of single largest exporter of India.


After enjoying huge success N. D. Grapes have now ventured into ancient and exquisite art of wine making under the banner of N.D. Wines Pvt. Ltd. The beautifully landscaped winery is located on the lake side and surrounded by lush green vineyard. At the winery the time tested art of wine making has gained greater height under the expert eye of the famous French wine master Mr. Jean Manual Jacquinot. The state of the art winery is well equipped with all imported machinery made by th e renowned French companies. With growing demand from the customers, we have enhanced our crushing capacity from 200 tonnes to 1400 tonnes. N. D.

Wine is geared up to fulfill the rising demand of today¶s international wine market.


At ND Wines we believe Good taste is an important so ingredient so utmost care is taken to produced the best quality wines is made as per French standard with all imported machinery. The winery has a tank

Capacity of 9, 00,000 liters for storage of wines. ND Wines adopts world class manufacturing and storage techniques for making and preserving Wines.


N.D. Grapes is the single highest exporter of home grown grapes for past several years. The 700 acres highly cultivable and spread out across the foothills of the Sahyadri range has been the mainstay of our vine yards. N. D. Wines is the first winery in India to grow the world famous Cabernet Sauvignon-reserve and Sauvignon Blanc- reserve used in making reserve wines on the virgin soil. We have also mastered the art of growing Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc the are specially used in making different variety of wines.



In short span of time N. D. Wines is very well known brand in the market and widely accepted by the customers as the premium wine maker. We have strong holds in major states across India like Maharashtra, Goa, Diu, Daman, Silvassa, Rajasthan, U.P., Chandigarh, Karnataka, M.P., Delhi etc. We are very proud to announce that N.D. Wines is one of the wines served in prestigious and luxurious trains like ³The Deccan Odyssey´ promoted by Maharashtra Government and ³Palace on Wheels´ promoted by Rajasthan Government. N. D. has also won the international level ³Excellence Award for Entrepreneurshi p´ from J.M.C.C.I. presented by his Excellency S. M. Krishna Governor of Maharashtra in Jan. 2005.


In continuation of our legacy to produce globally approved quality grapes, now our mission is to offer world class Wines to all customers.


With growing popularity of our wines in domestic market our vision is to be the leader in world market and be known as the quality wine producer from India.

Source : - www.ndwines.com

















Thi wi

i made from Syrah, grown on the virgin soil of the Sahyadri

hills located in Nasi , the climate here is very similar to that of the South of France. Before pressing the grapes are specifically selected and picked at perfect maturity level. N. D. Syrah has the color of the royal insignia, deep purple. The overpowering nose is a reminder of the warm climate of the area, the strong aroma of bell peppers blends well with soft aroma of cherries and blackcurrants, and N.D. Syrah feels velvety to taste with a distinct peppery flavor that lingers in the mouth. N.D. Syrah goes well with Indian cuisine and is ideal with food cooked in the Tandoor as well as with spiced vegetables. Best served at: 18ºC.


This wine is made from Cabernet Syrah, grown on the virgin soil of the Sahyadri hills located in Nasik. Before pressing the grapes are specifically selected and picked at perfect maturity level. This wine has got a rich deep red color and is perfectly balanced. All the characteristics of the nice fruity aromas from the N.D. Syrah are present and are reinforced by the full bodied structure of the N. D. Cabernet. The Length of this wine is perfect. This wine is perfect with all the Indian Foods. Best served at: 18ºC



This wine is made from Cabernet Sauvignon, grown on the virgin soil of the Sahyadri hills located in Nasik. Before pressing the grapes are specifically selected and picked at perfect maturity level. This wine comes in a striking deep red color. The nose develops a lilting aroma of bell pepper, cherries and blackcurrants. Cabernet Sauvignon tastes like the warm Indian climate with a touch of silk. This exotic wine can be served during and after dinner & goes well with all Indian cuisine. Best served at: 18ºC to 20ºC.



This wine is made from Cabernet Sauvignon, grown on the virgin soil of the Sahyadri hills located in Nasik. Before pressing the grapes are specifically selected and picked at perfect maturity level. This wine comes in a striking deep red color. The nose develops a lilting aroma of bell pepper, cherries and blackcurrants. Cabernet Sauvignon tastes like the warm climate of India, melting with the tannin coming from the mature seed and the after taste lingers in the mouth. This wine is ideally served at dinner with any Indian dish. Best served at: 18ºC to 20ºC.




This wine comes from Sauvignon Blanc grown on the virgin soil of the Sahyadri hills located in Nasik. Before pressing the grapes are specifically selected and picked at perfect maturity level. This wine comes in a striking green gold color. The nose develops a pleasant aroma of pineapple, banana, guava and the typical aroma of grapefruit. Sauvignon Blanc is tangy, with a rich freshness that leaves behind a lingering citrus and lemon flavor in the mouth. This richly flavored wine is the perfect appeti er that goes well with any variety of fish, as well as steamed lobster. Best served at: 10ºC.



This wine is made from Chenin Blanc, grown on the virgin soil of the Sahyadri hills located in Nasik. Before pressing the grapes are specifically selected and picked at perfect maturity level. The color of this wine is pale yellow with touches of green. The intense nose develops the pleasant aroma of pineapples, grape fruits and native guavas, besides the flowery aroma of rose. The tangy taste of the N.D. Chenin Blanc tickles the palate and leaves a lasting flavor and aroma of fruit in the mouth. This wine is a perfect appeti er and goes well with food cooked in light spices followed by fish. Best served at: 10ºC.


This wine comes from Sauvignon Blanc grown on the virgin soil of the Sahyadri hills located in Nasik. Before pressing the grapes are specifically selected and picked at perfect maturity level. N.D. Sauvignon Blanc comes in enchanting pale gold green color. The nose develops exotic aromas of blackcurrant leaves touched with a sweet whiff of pineapples, grapefruits, bananas and guavas with a noticeable aroma of grapefruit. N.D. Sauvignon Blanc carries a lemony flavor which leaves a tingling freshness in the mouth. This wine is an ideal appeti er that can be served with cashew nuts and almonds. It is suitable for all types of fish and steamed jumbo prawns and goes well with delicately spiced Indian cuisines.

Best served at: 10ºC


The following are the objectives behind the setting up a winery

1 To promote wine in India. . 2. To fill the gap and provide high quality wine at affordable prices. 3. To promote the Indian wine with Indian food concept both in India and abroad. 4. To export up to 25% of production. The winery will develop a vineyard near its location in near future to produce high quality grapes, and the entire wine production system will be set up in to ensure that world class wines are produced.




The need was felt at "ND Wine Pvt.Ltd.to estimates the markets potential wines in domestic & export market - The research had to be carried out with preference to wine marketing. In this research we had to find out the size of the potential markets, existing brands of wines in the market, and their market share.

Following are the objectives of the study 

To determine the size of wine market.  To identify the market share of the other brands of wines available in the market.  To identify the effectiveness of advertising and sales Promotion schemes of the company,  To identify the pricing aspects of the product.  To identify the market potential with reference to the various marketing strategies of the company.

Considering the above objectives, we had to carry out a research and find out the facts and figures, which later had to be analyzed and

presented to the company. While working on this project we had to collect various information for the company we had recommend suggestion to the management, which could help them to design better strategies for market penetration .


The scope of this project is large, which goes to many area of marketing. In this project or study, we had to analyze the market strategies for wines.

We also had to find out many facts about the domestic marketing potential for Wine. We had to check out the market share of all available brands of Wines in domestic markets.

We also had to analyze the demographic and psychological characteristics of the markets. The effectiveness of the various marketing strategies, planned by the company had to measured and analyzed.

We also had to measure the future marketing capacity of the company t o sell the Wines in domestic mar ket. We had to make analysis of present market conditions for Wines. So the findings of the project themselves have a great scope as that will be useful for the company to start its plant and marketing operations within the domestic market.


The research methodology comprises of the following steps.

1. Research design 2. Data source 3. Research instrument 4. Sampling plan 5. Contact method 6. Data processing and analysis 7. Finding 8. Recommendation 9. Conclusion


Research design is a plan, structure, strategy of investigation conceived so as to obtain answers to research question and control variance.

There are three types of research design system.

‡ Exploratory Research ‡ Descriptive Research ‡ Casual Research

There are two types of data:



According to the primary data collected in our research we came to know that the state of ND wine has increased by 10% because of the commercials of ND Wines to test this claim in Nasik region we conducted the research. We also want to know that whether the commercial has encouraged the consumers for the consumption.


The project given by the company had to be carried out through research. It was a qualitative as well as quantitative research based on the secondary data available with the company As the research is totally based on secondary data, following sources of the data are tested and the required information was collected. a) Company manuals and records b) Magazines and Newspapers c) Websites on the internet


In research instrument questionnaire has been used.


After deciding on the research approach and instruments, the marketing researcher must design a sampling plan which comprises of 1. Universe 2. Frame 3. Sample Size 4. Sample Method

1. Universe:

The universe of the research was all wine shop owner, distributer, and whole seller.
2. Frame:

All the individuals between the ages of 20 to 65 years.
3. Sample Size:

The project maintained a sample size of 25. The sample size was decided on the basis of available time, resources and budget of the research.
4. Sample Method:

Non probability sampling method was used for selecting the respondents. Since the city is very large the respondents that were most accessible population members.
5. Contact method

The method selected is survey method. A Survey was conducted by: Personal Interview

This method was chosen because along with the study of project's primar y objective i.e. study of retailers, distributors and dealers and their awareness about Wine & contact with manufacturer.


ANALYSIS OF RETAILER¶S QUESTIONNAIRE There are 43 wine shoppers in Nasik among them 25 are surveyed & following came into light which are presented in tabular and graphical from in terms of percentage.


Table No.1 1) Beverage preferred by customer BEVERAGE WHISKY BEER RUM VODKA WINE TOTAL Preference in % 25% 25% 20% 15% 15% 100%

There are 43 wine shoppers in Nasik among them 25 are surveyed from that above 100% record of dirking habit of the people are drawn about which drink are they recommended and finding is that the beer and whisky are 25% respectively. Chart No 1


2) Have you keep N.D.Wine? Yes 80% No 20%

Table No:-2

This question is of major importance, we found that 80% of wine shoppers have keep different N.D Wine brands.

Chart No.2


Have you keep N.D wines?

80% Yes No



Preference in % 30 20 20 13 10 7 100

T e question was asked, which wine brand the customer most preferred? From which the above data are collected & from wine

brands which Sula, N.D&Vinsura and Indage are 30%, 20% each and 13 % are mostly recommended. Chart No 3
Wine preferred by customer
7% 10% 30%


N.D Vin ura
Indage 20% 20% Vino


Table No. 4 4)Wine recommended to customer by retailers BRAND Recommendation in % SULA 52% N.D 20% VINSURA 18% INDAGE 10% TOTAL 100% The wine brand that mostly recommended by the wine shoppers was sula with highest 52% and others like N.D,Vinsura and Indage are 20%,18% and 10% respectively.


Chart No.4
Wine recommended to customer by retailers

2 %
Sula 28% 52% %


Table No.5 5)Reasons for prescribing the above Wine REASON EXPERIENCE MAXIMUM SALE PROFIT MARGIN DEMAND TOTAL

In % 15 40 10 35 100

The reason for prescribing the particular wine brand from the wine shoppers was the maximum sale of that particular wine brand i.e. 40%.






N.D Vin ura

Demand was also one of the important reasons i.e. 35%. Chart No.5
Reason for prescribing the perticular wine brand

35% 40% Experience

Maximum ale Profit margin


Table No.6 6) Have you seen the commercial advertisement of N.D Wines? Yes 15% No 85%

The question was asked about the commercial advertisement of N.D Wine, 85% of the wine shoppers hadn¶t seen any commercials of N.D Wine. Chart No.6


Have you seen the commercial of N.D wine




Table No.7 7) What makes customer to shift from one wine brand to another particularly in your outlet? REASON In % PRICE 15 TASTE 10 AWARENESS 40 HOARDINGS 25 OTHER 10 TOTAL 100





The question was asked about the shifting of customers from one wine brand to another, the wine shoppers gives the reason of awareness of the particular wine brand. The hoardings of particular wine brand also impacts on the customers mind to buy that particular wine brand. The other reason was quality.

Chart No.7
Reason for shifting from one wine brand to another




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INDIAN WINE MARKET DATA (Source by www. indiawine.com) According to Indian market data by indiawine.com the current last three year data which given below according to volume, region, sales, revenue of wine data is given below. 1. CATEGORY WISE DATA 2005-2009 A) Volume wise data in liter




Table No. 8 2005-200 354 30 47432 4020 2 28551 687578 200 -2007 443287 52177.2 4 54 2 2 7 2 745254 2007-2008 558542 573 3 15 34 314781 30716 2008-200 25 2 3132 755724 330520 1086244

Premium wine Sparkling wine Sub total Cheap fortified wine total Chart No.8




Premium wine Sparkling wine Sub total Cheap fortified wine Total

2005-2006 161.7 34.2 1 6 41.11 237

2006-2007 1 6.8 36. 234 35. 8 270

2007-2008 2008-200 254.7 315.8 41.3 43. 2 .60 360 37.77 3 .66 333 3




2. REGION WISE DATA 2005-2009 A) VOLUME WISE DATA OF PREMIUM WINE TABLE NO.10 Region Year 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 North 110100 137626 172032 213320 South 74078 90376 111162 134506 West 191178 238973 298716 367420 East 23184 27357 32008 37129 Total 398541 494331 613918 752375






2005-06 57 37 96 11 202

2006-07 68 43 116 13 240

2007-08 85 53 147 15 300

2008-09 105 65 176 18 364

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100 50 0



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As per the data collected by the questionnaire prepared for getting the response of the retailers and consumers have analyzed that advertisement really plays important role in attracting and influencing the customers but it is difficult to do the advertisement of wine or liquor products because as per the government rules we cannot show the commercials of the wine on any media .As advertising done on the basis of POP material ,banners and in direct hoardings of wines create impact on the mind of customers and retailers, It helps to create awareness among the consumer. Advertisement is helping to reach large group of buyers. It is helping to increase sales. In the present marketing scenario it has become life breath of the modern business economy.
b) Analysis of sales promotion activities:

As we analyzed that customer rely more on the quality and taste of the wine rather than the promotional gifts to push the sales. In Nasik another part of the India there are very few wine drinkers, people are more interested in hard drinks, in such case some times the promotional schemes becomes useless. As a part of the promotional schemes free wine tasting programmers is useless for the promotion because there are few consumers which can afford wine and understand the taste of wine and really know how to enjoy the wine, for lower end it is waste because to convert them as a consumer or to influence them we have to make wine

affordable for them and it is not possible, so we have to only target middle and high income level consumers which can converted into potential consumers. The most efficient way to promote the wines is to give good incentives and launching schemes to the retailers because they come directly in contact with the consumers. So they ca n influence the consumers by directly recommending the wine to the consumer. Among the gift items free wine opener plays important role in attracting the consumers. Tie -ups with the barman can motivate the consumers.

c) Analysis of the channel of distribution:

As per the survey, I feel channels of distribution plays vital role in success of the wines as per my analysis of the distribution channels in Maharashtra and other parts the country, I have found that the distribution channel in Maharashtra is very complicated and it is adversely affecting the wine market of the Maharashtra. As the manufacturer cannot directly sale its product to the retailers or bar owners and hotels, he has to follow the channel as per the law, one cannot go the outlets so dealers are taking benefit of wine manufacturers as the wine is not so much fast moving item in Maharashtra - so dealers are taking advantage of small manufacturers, they are not ready to store and market their wine, they are demanding extra margin and other facilities so small wine manufacturers cannot fulfill their demand and they are not able to compete in market.


d) Analysis of the prices:

The wines as on comparing the prices of various wines in Nasik market we came to know that Nasik market is the mix market. Generally elite class consumers prefer the quality wine of the wine grape. The middle end consumers demand the prices of those wines that are high in comparison to the wines made up of table grapes. These consumers just want to taste the wine and they are not regular drinkers. The prices of Wines are less as compare to other brands of wines because wines are in introduction stage and to increase the mar ket share price is important tool in the hands of the manufacturers to capture the market but the prices are high as compare to N.D. Wines, Flamingo, Figura, -indage, vinsura, vino etc, because Sula target consumers are elite class and wines are made up of the special wine grapes and cost of product is high so the prices are reasonable and compatible.



Though the market shares of wine among the alcoholic beverages in surely but steadily increasing, still it is a very primary stage. The challenge before the winemakers in India is to develop the domestic market as a majority of the India consumer prefers beer, whisky, rum and sometimes even home brewed spirits over champagne and wine. The statistics on the Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) shows that the consumption of wine in India is not more than 2% of the entire IMFL consumption. The international market is a promising arena for the India wine. The Indian wine industry though at its infancy stage, is hoping to change the supremacy it wine making countries in an effort to gain a foothold in the international wine market. Though they get most of their technology and advice from Europe, Indian winemakers are now promoting themselves in a big way to catch the attention of the rest world. The favorable climatic conditions and superior quality of Indian grapes would provide an added advantage to attain this objective.


If the per capita consumption of India is converted in simple terms it is equivalent to half of the tablespoon. Assuming the per capital consumption in India goes to Consumption in India is only 0.07 liter/person/year.



We wanted to test our claim at least with in our sample in Nasik Region. Another major focus of study was to check if the commercial for N.D. had in any way affected the consumer and influenced the distribution

channel. We wanted to study if the commercial for N.D. had in anyway encouraged the consumer for the consumption.

Packaging is obviously crucial and the bottle, labels, etc. must be distinctive and eye catching. Initial sales could perhaps be accompanied with a pair of wine glasses or some such promotional gift. The Company also intends to introduce certain concepts for the first time in Indian market i.e. a press release is essential while launching the product, particularly as direct advertising is not permitted. The press can also be given tasters and also wine tasters can be invited for this press release. The press may also be actively involved in the educating process by having a similar guided tour for them as suggested for the retailers. Various sales promotional strategies are adopted by the company which is mentioned hereunder: 1. Providing Wine opener free with every two bonks of wine, 2. Merging the slow moving brands with fast moving like 5+1scheme, 3. 90 Days credit facility. 4. Showcase and other POP materials like tent cards, banners, display stand. 5. Wine tasting programmed for retailers and consumers. 6. Online orders and free home delivery. 7. Corporate tie ups for business meets and conferences.


Price of any product plays very important role in success and failure of any product. Price should always be reasonable in terms of quality as wine is a luxurious product so quality plays an important role in fixation of prices. Basically there are various types of wines available in the markets, Wines are classifieds two broad categories depending on the type¶s grapes, hence prices are defined. Wines made of table grapes are much cheaper that wine grapes. Mainly the wines of Sula, Indage and N.D.Wines price range starts from Rs3OO to Rs.600 where as prices of Figura, Margo starts from Rs-110 and above. These wines are made up of table grapes, targeted to middle class consumers Where as the wines of Sula, Indage, N.D. Wines target elite class consumers. Prices of the brands of ND Wines are below,




1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Galaxy red Galaxy white Chenin Blanc Sauvignon Blanc Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Syrah Syrah

195 195 375 425 350 410 450

115 115 205 225 195 225 330



STRENGTHS y y y y Nascent Stage, few players Growth rate per annum 30% Urban population increasing every year Good Climate for growing wine grapes

WEAKNESSES y Poor Quality of wine y Poor awareness on wine y Stringent and regressive government rules with different taxation across various states. y High custom duties and levies for foreign players.



Large domestic market with increasing Disposable income Population, changing life style accepting new trend Exporting potential to rest of the world Growing tourism in India

New player enter in fast in this sector Foreign player also enter in Indian wine market They tie ups with Indian winery Liquor king Vijay mallya ties with Indian winery (United beverage limited)



There should be reduction in price of the Product so as to make it price competitive, and to compete in the market with other companies.

More & more schemes should be provided to the dealers, so that an interest could be created in the dealers mind to promote ND WINE PVT Ltd. The dealers should be getting good margin on sales, so that they will be constantly interested in selling and promoting the product.

A separate ND Shoppe could be opened in various parts of the city which would be exclusive company showroom, where all the varieties of N.D. Wines could be available for the people. This will help to increase the retail sales of the company and also would help in creating a Brand name of the company.

The Product should be supplied and made available to the dealers on time, as & when it is required by them. The company should also make sure that the stock of the product should be available with the dealers too, so that the customers get the delivery in time with no damage done to the product.



Proper database about the dealers and customers should be maintained to establish good relationship with outsiders. Required information about the competitors, different markets, consumer preferences, changing trends in markets etc. should also be available with the company. This will help the company to maintain healthy relationship with there dealers and customers.

Bottles are to be selected very carefully keeping in mind the cost constraints and also the attractiveness. Generally bottle should be of green colour. It is advisable to use different shapes of bottles for different varieties of wine. Bottles may be of different size depending upon the quantity of wine to be marketed Packing of wine bottle with a wood-class label that attracts consumer¶s attention. The labels are to be got designed from graphic designers.

So, the above recommendations were made to the company, after the findings and analysis of the study. The above points were true and were very specific in nature. The company should be benefited by focusing on the above point, which will help them in there future strategic.



The winery units were started in Nasik valley due to special incentives provided by the Government of Maharashtra.

Due to the establishment of wineries, the farmers are encouraged to have more grape cultivation. The wineries provide market for their products. Farmer can sell grapes to wine industry so that farmers get double advantage as high quality grapes can be exported and less quality grapes used for wine industry. The wine produced competes not only with domestic industry but also in international markets. This has led to opening of global market which ultimately benefits to the govt. of country in terms of foreign exchange.

The wine industry also provides employment opportunities to the people around the area in which it is located.

Initially wine manufacturer targeted upper middle class segment because of high price, but industries are now able to target all segments of people by introducing different quality of wine for different segments of people as per their income level to the expansion of the market and by providing intensive distribution of wine to sell Retailers, Bars and Hotels etc. The findings of research report will definitely have its scope regarding marketing strategy formulation of wine marketing in India .


³Marketing Management´ By Philip Kotler  ³Marketing Research´ By G.C.Beri  ³Agrowon´ newspaper  Company manuals and records

www.ndwine.com  www.wineindia.com  www.indiawine.com  www.agrowon.com


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