DIMAPUR: An entrepreneur from Nagaland named Lucy Ngullie has produced an organic dragon fruit wine.
The 100 per cent organic dragon fruit wine has been formally launched by the Public Relations Officer of the Dimapur district of Nagaland at the lady's dragon fruit farm located in the Dimapur district of Nagaland.
Lucy said the main objective for producing this wine was to give value addition to her farm so as to keep her dragon fruit farm sustainable.
Notably, the ingredients used in the wine are imported from Canada.
The newly introduced dragon fruit wine is available in two varieties white and red white and for purchase, it needs to be pre-ordered.
District Public Relations Officer, Dimapur, Lolano Patton, formally toasted the 100% organic wine/juice along with the farm owner Lucy Ngullie at the farm estate.
Meanwhile, the DPRO congratulated Lucy, the proprietor/owner of Dream Dragon Fruit Farm, for adding another feather to her cap and expressed optimism that the new venture would boost the local economy.
Lucy said she took up the new venture primarily as value addition to her farming inputs and as a way forward towards self-sustenance.
"Also dragon fruits are seasonal and perishable fruits, so I thought if I can convert some of the abundant harvests into wine or juice, then the fruits won't go waste", said the entrepreneur.
"I humbly hope that this venture would encourage and inspire fellow Naga farmers to learn how to be self-reliant and not always depend on government subsidies or intervention," Lucy said.
The 100% organic two-year-old wine comes in two variants– white and red- and a bottle of the Organic Dragon Fruit wine costs Rs 1,100.
Lucy said the wine/juice would be up for sale through an order by February next.
"I have already a queue or orders for the wine and because of the limited quantity, I guess this year we wouldn't be doing retail market," she added.