Joan Esteve Julià

Joan Esteve Julià


Born in a winegrower family at the Penedes, has been always involved with the wine industry.

He studied Agricultural Engineer at Lleida University and, later on, he got a M.S. in Plant Science at California Fresno State University were he worked as research assistant in several viticulture research projects.

He started working for different companies related to winemaking and viticulture, when in 2000 he joined Codorniu Group as Viticulturist, managing up to 2.000 ha of vineyards in several AO such as Penedès, Raimat, Rioja and Ribera del Duero. During this period, he has conducted many research projects to improve quality, manage vineyards organically, developed precision viticulture tools and improve sustainability in all these farms. Fruit of this work, he cofounded within the company, Agropixel, which gives precision agriculture consulting services to many wineries. In addition, he has cooperated in several organizations, such as Rioja University Foundation, A.O. Costers del Segre, Raimat Pest Advisors, and so on.

In 2019 he assumes the direction of Raimat Winery in order to improve wine quality, sustainability and growth.

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