He is a cofounder and working as a managing director of Rhythm Winery, a subsidiary of Hill Crest Foods and Beverages Pvt. Ltd., playing an instrumental role in Production, Research and Development, and exploring new markets.
Akalpit hails from Pune, Maharashtra. An engineer by education, he has over 19 years of experience in the fields of software, construction as well as foods and beverages, of which, he has over 10 years of relevant experience in wine making. His journey in wine started a decade ago, when he visited the winery in Napa Valley, USA on a business trip and got passionate about wine making and tasting. To venture into the wine business, he completed a course from the Wine Spectator School of USA, and developed mastery over fruit wines such as pineapple, kiwi, strawberry, peach and plum among others.