General Services & Engineering Manager

Luke will be speaking in Session 8. Solving problems with technology. Click here to see more.

Biography

Luke is the General Services and Engineering Manager at Yalumba Family Winemakers. He is also Deputy President and a Director of the Winery Engineering Association. Luke is a Chemical Engineer and holds a Graduate Diploma in Oenology. He has 17 years’ experience in the wine industry.

In that time, Luke has been involved in projects focusing on filtration and dissolved gas management and control in wines. He has a strong belief in the application of process sensors to wine to better understand and automate functions for consistency and quality. Key projects include the implementation of Lees Crossflow Filtration to replace RDV earth filters, design and installation of an inline bottling filtration and control system and the application of a gas contact membrane system for dissolved gas management prior to bottling.

Luke has a keen interest in the automation of data and information gathering, optimising business processes and information flow for better decision making.