The vineyard team at Luis Felipe Edwards ensures that the vines are grow to their maximum potential and produce the high quality grapes. This means dedication, skill and team work in every step of the vineyard management throughout the year.
Eugenio Cox the director of vineyard management, is responsible for over 800 hectares of vineyard in the Colchagua, Leyda and Maule Valleys. High on his list of priorities is to manage all the vineyard activities in an environmentally sensitive and sustainable manner.
“As the Director of this group I am the responsible to supply grapes to the LFE winemakers according to their quality and production potential with “healthy” conditions for the consumers. Some of my specific jobs are: New farms purchases for future plantings projects, proper site selection within an specific farm to develop a new planting (soil maps, climate information, varieties selection, drip irrigation design, trellis system, etc), monitoring the technical management of our own vineyards in production , monitoring the technical management of grape growers vineyards.” Eugenio Cox
The family’s largest estate is Fundo San Jose de Puquillay which has 350 hectares of planted vineyards in the area of and is also the site of the bottling plant. The team also includes;
Daniel Cerda vineyard chief of the hilltop vineyards. “My responsibility as a Chief of the mountain vineyards is producing the best quality grapes using all available resources, team responding to production targets. Physically monitor and ensure compliance with all field work assigned from planting to harvest such as: soil preparation, planting, pest and disease control, weeding, thinning, fertilization, irrigation and harvesting itself.” Daniel Cerda
Rene Osorio is the chief for the valley floor vineyards. He has worked for Luis Felipe Edwards for over 30 years and knows the farm very well from each plantation to each person he is working with. You can spot him driving his quad bike, finding his way through the vines to see that everything is in perfect order.
Rodrigo Navarrete is in charge of the vineyards at Fundo el Retiro farm in Maule Valley, where we have 400 hectares of land. His assistant is the vineyard chief Pablo Morgado, who works alongside him to keep the vineyards in best possible order. ” My job as a Viticultorist is to manage the vineyard so as to achieve the objectives set by the company, this means that from the pruning to the harvest, we should seek the best quality grapes grown for making wine that can achieve the highest level." Rodrigo Navarrete
Gonzalo Martinez is the manager at Leyda Valley’s El Canelo farm, where we have 162 hectares. Gabriel Sepúlveda is the chief of the vineyards who works alongside Gonzalo. “My greatest responsibility as a Manager of Leyda vineyard is to produce the best grapes in cold climates of the company. For this I have to plan, implement and control the annual vineyard. Ensuring the quality of all the tricks that go between the pruning to the harvesting of which apply the latest technologies and knowledge of the area.” Gonzalo Martinez