Barbara Gruber, Proprietor

Barbara recently discovered her passion for winemaking during an internship in Napa Valley. She has decided to leverage the potential of Lacules Estate and convert it into a small winery. She has an MBA from ESADE Business School in Barcelona and previously worked as a business consultant.

Jörg Salchenegger, Winemaker

Jörg is our winemaker at Lacules Estate. As a chemist he knows and comprehends the chemical processes behind winemaking and can work with a minimum of intervention in the cellar. He has a PhD in chemistry and previously worked in R&D for a pharmaceutical company.

Friedrich Gruber, Founder

Friedrich Gruber is the founder of Lacules Estate. 30 years ago he started a wine cellar construction business, where he was able to merge his two passions: historic architecture and wine. This eventually led him to build his dream home and launch a “hobby-winery”.