Leti Catoira-Rice
Jackson Family Wines, Oregon

A native of Mendoza, Argentina, Leti had an early interest in wine and agriculture which led her to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Enology and Viticulture from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in her home town. After beginning her career in the wine industry of Argentina, she broadened her experience by working in California and New Zealand, ultimately arriving in Oregon to pursue her true passion: growing premium quality Pinot noir and Chardonnay grapes. She has been developing her winegrowing career in the Willamette Valley since 2010, working for Argyle, the Stoller Wine Group and joining the Jackson Family Wines’ team in 2014.

Beyond the scope of her work in the vineyards, Leti is very involved in the Oregon wine community where she teaches viticulture related classes to Spanish speakers at Chemeketa Community College. She has also shown her commitment to sustainability serving as LIVE’s Technical Committee Chair for the Willamette Valley since 2017. When not in the vineyards, you can catch her engaging in an outdoors activity like a beautiful hike across the Pacific Northwest or simply enjoying a glass of her favorite Oregon wine or Argentinean Malbec.

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