“Healthier wines for healthier people, but also a healthier land and a healthier environment to pass on to future generations.”
Laura is a dynamic and cheerful agronomist with a decade’s practical experience managing vineyards and olive groves in Tuscany. She graduated in Forestry and Agriculture from the University of Florence. She brings a deep appreciation of nature to her daily tasks of overseeing the smooth running of the vineyards.
Adriano’s expertise and commitment have helped us to move successfully to biodynamic methods across the entire winery. His work experience in New Zealand, India and France have helped him to understand that the biodynamic method, wherever it is employed, should be simple, practical, efficient and in sync with the natural biorhythms of a given place.
Working at Avignonesi gives Ashleigh the opportunity to combine new world winemaking techniques with the traditions of the old world. She attended Australia’s most respected winemaking and viticulture university, the University of Adelaide. Extensive and varied experience in Australia and European wineries have given her a true understanding of terroir.
Florentine by birth, Matteo’s sensitivity to the terroir is reflected by the wineries at which he chose to start his career. He studied oenology and viticulture at the University of Florence and later gained a Masters in Oenology from the University of Bordeaux, where he also improved his knowledge of vineyards and wine while working for a number of prestigious wineries.
Giampaolo, our consultant winemaker, has worked in every major wine region in the world and is a font of wisdom and knowledge. He is a graduate of the highly renowned San Michele all’Adige Agricultural School in Trento. His philosophy about wine is as reassuringly calm and generous as he is: “do not disturb - the wine knows which path to take."