Our small and passionate team proudly carries on the pioneering traditions of our rich history.
Our close knit team in the winery is led by Chief Winemaker Luke Whittle. Lukes career in wine began in New Zealand, working part time in a West Auckland winery in 2007 while completing a degree in Wine Science at the University of Auckland. After several vintages in New Zealand Luke made the move to Central Victoria to work with the Balgownie Estate in 2011.
Having gained experience in vintage wine making in Canada and Germany, Luke was drawn to Pipers Brook and Tasmania for vintage 2015 to pursue an ever-growing passion for cool climate wines. Luke returned in 2016 and was appointed as Senior wine maker with Pipers Brook Vineyard. In 2019 Luke was appointed Chief wine maker and oversees the portfolio of wines for Kreglinger Wine Estates.
Viticulturist and vineyard manager Luciano Caravia joined the team in late 2021 and brings with him over 16 years of industry experience, not to mention a Bachelor of Agriculture and a PhD in vine physiology under heat stress. His journey in viticulture has brought him all the way from the Casablanca Valley Chile, to South Australia and now to the Tamar Valley Tasmania where he's proud to lead our vineyard team.
He's passionate about the ever changing challenges that each vintage here in Tasmania presents, and how every step in the vineyard plays a part in the resulting wine.
When he kicks of the work boots, you'll find Luciano spending time with his wonderful family, cooking, kayaking, running and fishing.
Callum Czyz has been part of the Kreglinger Wine Estates team for over 6 years. A born and bred Tasmanian, his passion for wine has been an ongoing love affair. He leads our sales team in the trade with over 10 years experience in hospitality having managed some leading Tasmanian restaurants and bars in Hobart. Callum has been exposed to both sales and customer experience management roles, which plays a major part in his position within Kreglinger Wine Estates.
In 2018 Callum was joined by Paul Laskey. With experience managing hotels and bottleshops overseas and interstate, he's also managed a fine wine cellarage and has earned his WSET level 3 accreditation. Paul brings this comprehensive insight into the Tasmanian wine industry, coupled with his love for his home state of Tasmania and it's beautiful cool climate wines to his role with Kreglinger Wine Estates.
With a background in sales, marketing and cellar door experience, Rachel joined the team in 2017 and is the voice on the other end of the line for all our club members, ensuring they enjoy access to their regular shipments and club benefits. A native Tasmanian, Rachel is a passionate advocate for Tasmanian wine, produce, and the tourism industry. She also manages marketing and communications across the Kreglinger Wine Estates portfolio.