Luiz Barichello is the grandson from an Italian Family from the Veneto region that arrived to the South of Brazil in 1885 and founded the city of Garibaldi, known by their production of wines and sparkling wines. He grew up surrounded by the viniculture environment and inherited from his father and grandfather their passion for vineyards and wine, creating, this way, a sentimental and olfactory memory he tries today to reproduce in his wine. He studied Business Administration and was Chief Financial Officer on two major corporations in Porto Alegre.
Parallel to his professional activities, he kept this love for the land and wine alive with several trips to Italy and France, where he met some of the most important wine producers, including Giuseppe Quintarelli, with whom he shared business opportunities.
Barichello started his activities as a wine producer in 2001. Along with the young talent Luca Fedrigo, previously tutored and groomed by Quintarelli, he founded the company Barichello & Fedrigo SRL, to start the production of L´Arco wines in Valpolicella, in the Verona surroundings. Still in 2001, he broadened his passion and experience as a wine maker in a project called Villa Bari, in Southern Brazil, a region with soil and weather suitable for the growing of grapes proper for Valpolicella style wine production (with dried grapes).
In 2005 he increased his activities by founding Villa Triturris, in the Chianti region, close to Florence, and, in 2008, launched the Villa Agrelo project in Mendoza, Argentina.