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Larry Levin heads to Chile and VIA Wines



Maule winery, VIA Wines, has appointed US enologist Larry Levin to work as a consultant with VIA’s head winemaker, Rafael Tirado, on the Chilcas brand. Levin will also participate in the Oveja Negra “Lost Barrel” icon wine tasting panel.

Levin has nearly three decades of experience working with fine wines in the winegrowing regions of California and Washington, as well as in Australia, New Zealand and Chile. He worked for many years with renowned experts as Michel Rolland, Jacques Boissenot and Philippe Melka and in major wineries including Quintessa, Mondavi, Franciscan, Mount Veeder, and others. He has also collaborated with Aurelio Montes in his Napa wine and Paso Robles projects. 
Levin’s efforts will focus primarily on Specialty and Icon wines. He will work closely with Rafael Tirado, touring vineyards and participating in winemaking decisions and tastings.


1 March 2010 - Felicity Murray