Founding Partners

Venugopala Reddy
Late Dr. Venugopala ReddyMentor & Founder-Chairman
Dr. Reddy was one of the main promoters and prime driving force behind the creation of the Classic Group. He was associated with us as the primary mentor of our business strategy, resulting from his brilliant business acumen.

His visionary zeal and foresight prompted the move of the group to property development, and the property SBU befitted significantly from his application of innovative business ideas and style of working. Dr. Reddy was very well travelled and introduced a range of business practices into the Group's working as a result of his exposure to and study of international business practices.
D M Purnesh
D. M. PurneshManaging Director & Founder
D. M. Purnesh is a coffee planter hailing from Chikmagalur,and represents the fourth generation of a coffee growing family. He has a natural flair for managing people and systems.

This trait, combined with an innate quality to foresee the next big trend and international exposure ensured that the Group has always been ahead of the game in every outreach. He is passionate about everything he gets involved and the cornerstone of his business philosophy is ensuring quality in everything that we do.

This focus on excellence extending across various segments that the Group has been associated with over the years has resulted in our emergence as a corporate house of repute, renowned for the quality of offerings and value enabled.

Classic Group is a leader in diverse sectors, including:


Premier distribution partner of a wide range of leading multinational and retail brands.

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Classic Group pioneered the concept of liquor sales through modern trade formats with Not Just Wine & Cheese, its retail outlet chain.

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Export and domestic branded products in prime-grade coffee cultivated at the Group’s owned estates in Chikmagalur and Sakleshpur.

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Real Estate

Classic Group pioneered the concept of liquor sales through modern trade formats with Not Just Wine & Cheese, a chain of stores for gourmet-liquor products.

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Own ventures and joint ventures to create differentiated and premium leisure offerings.

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