Luis Reginato is a third generation winemaker and viticulturalist. He has been working with Nicolas and Laura Catena for more than 20 years, 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’s winemaking talents run in his blood. His grandparents came to Argentina from the Veneto and Marche regions of Italy and settled in Mendoza, where they took advantage of the abundant farming opportunities. Luis ́s grandfather was a barrel maker and viticulturist, and his father Jose and brother Pepe also grew up in the wine business and today they are well-known in Mendoza for the elegant sparkling wines that they produce at their family winery. Most recently, he was responsible for working with the Catena Institute to create a Sustainability Certification for Argentina and to provide the scientific basis for establishing new formal appellations in the Uco Valley.