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Farm To Bottle. Our Promise

Our Story

Our Founder, Mr. Shrikant Save, started Hill Zill in 1985. His aim was to establish Hill Zill as a hospitality icon in the Konkan region. We are proud to say that his dream has come true. Today, Hill Zill receives visitors from across the globe, and has been further expanded by the Founder’s daughters to include a Winery with brands that are each changing the realms of the alcohol industry – Fruzzanté, Bear, Arka, and Mel’O’Mel.

Barring all obstacles, in 2016, the family started a state of the art Winery at Hill Zill. The aim was to produce alcoholic beverages made with locally sourced fruits. The immediate goal was to be the World’s first Winery to craft an alcoholic beverage made from Chikoo. And, we even won an award while at it! In 2017, Fruzzanté Chikoo won a silver medal in Drink Outside the Grape, USA, competing against 145 other meads and ciders around the world.


In April 2020 Mr. Deepak Bhatnagar became a part of the company. With more than 30 years of experience in Sales and Marketing of Wines and Spirits, he is now a part of the core team at Hill Zill Wines. A well-known personality in the alco-beverage industry, he is spearheading the company’s efforts towards creating a niche in the global market and achieving new heights.