Alberto Bianchi is back at Newton as Winemaker, following a year-long stint in 2014 as part of the Early Career Winemakers Program initiated by Estates & Wines – an intensive period of training that took him first to Argentina, as Assistant Winemaker at Terrazas de los Andes, and finally to Cloudy Bay, New Zealand.

Prior to joining LVMH, Italian-born Alberto had gained a Bachelor’s degree in Viticulture and Oenology from the University of Milan, following it up with a double Masters in Oenology and Viticulture Science from the Universities of Turin and Lisbon. He then travelled extensively, discovering the great winemaking destinations of the New World, notably Blenheim, New Zealand, and Cape Mentelle, Australia.