Making the best wine in the vineyard
Viticulturist Luciano Caravia joined Josef Chromy Wines in the role of Vineyard Manager in 2018. Combining a scientific background and a practical outlook, Luciano uses a systematic approach to achieve optimal productivity and quality in the vineyard, traits that also shine through in the finished wines.
After 7 years as a Viticulturist and Vineyard Manager in Chile’s Casablanca and Leida Valleys, Luciano moved with his family to Adelaide in 2011. Here he completed his PhD in Viticulture, and was recognised with a Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Research Thesis Excellence. During this time, Luciano worked as Vineyard Technical Assistant at Adelaide’s Waite Campus vineyard.
After completing his postgraduate study, Luciano stepped outside of the wine industry briefly, working with Tasmania’s Costa Berries as Senior Horticulture Manager, before taking up the role at Josef Chromy Wines.
As a Viticulturist, Luciano is passionate about adapting vineyard management through continuous improvement. He aims to achieve vine balance, excellent grape quality and cost efficiency and recognises the importance of building a great team that share his passion for nurturing the Josef Chromy Wines vineyard estate.
When the muddy boots come off at the end of the day, Luciano spends his time running, fishing and relaxing with his family.
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Cellar Door - Open 7 days 10am - 5pm
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370 Relbia Rd
Relbia TAS 7258
03 6335 8700