Luis Reginato is a second generation winemaker and viticulturalist who has been working with Nicolas and Laura Catena since he graduated from Agricultural Engineering school in Mendoza in 1999. Today Luis is vineyard director for the Catena Zapata family vineyards and an active participant in the Catena Institute's viticultural studies.
Luis has a keen interest in the deep technical and artisanal sides of viticulture and winemaking. He has thrived working at Catena and has honed his skills over the last 15 years.
Alongside Nicolás Catena Zapata and Laura Catena, Luis is committed to ongoing research to uncover different ways to produce top quality wine. Luis has been an integral part of the work the Catena family has done over the last 20 years to advance the Mendoza region.
Most recently, Luis was responsible for working with the Catena Institute to create a Sustainability Certification for Argentina and to provide the scientific basis for establishing Paraje Altamira as a new formal appellation in the Uco Valley of Mendoza.
Luis is responsible for planting many of the Catena family's high altitude vineyards over the last 15 years and he has worked closely with Laura Catena on sourcing old vines from the Uco Valley for the Luca wines.