a passion for wines that are made with a
relentless commitment to quality.

Andrew Vesey – 

Chief Winemaker

Andrew began his wine career at 18, working in retail liquor before transitioning to a Bachelor of Applied Science in Viticulture and Winemaking.  Since graduating he has been involved with international wine production through France, Portugal, Italy and New Zealand. 

Andrew primarily worked in North East Victoria from 2002 to 2012 producing aromatic whites, rich reds and Italian varietals.  From 2014 Andrew has been based in the Great Southern of WA working for West Cape Howe and contract making wines for many other local and bespoke brands and now most recently excitedly heading up the team at Castelli Estate from December 2020.

In his spare time, he runs a few sheep, grows cherries with his wife and 3 kids on his 20 ha property just north of Mt Barker.

Luca Castelli – Director

After a lifetime of annual visits back to his parents’ homeland, Luca grew up experiencing what was involved in viticulture through his hands-on assistance in the vineyard with his grandfather ‘Nonno’ Germino. While completing his double degree in Science and Engineering, Luca developed his knowledge of the wine industry over several years working as a cellar hand in the state’s Swan Valley. Amongst his involvement in the power generation industry, Luca oversees and coordinates the operation of the family’s wine businesses with a vision to develop Castelli Estate into a respected member of the Western Australian wine industry.

Sam Castelli – Director

Sam’s passion for wine started as a young worker on his family’s farm in Italy. Sam’s extensive history in the engineering and construction sectors saw him, with the support of his wife Maria, enter into a successful business partnership with three other Italian migrants to develop what is today the ASX-listed United Group Limited (UGL). Sam oversees the operation of the Castelli family’s various businesses and, like Luca, frequently lends a hand on the estate and in the winery with his trusty and well-conditioned toolbox. He’s also not shy of showing his truck driving ability and his friendly wine delivery service, where it’s not unusual to experience his personable approach and very Italian sense of humour!

James Majer – National Sales & Export Manager

James joined the team in 2012 as manager of sales and marketing, he started out in the hospitality industry at an early age, originally behind the scenes doing accounting and payroll for a well known Perth bar. James has gained vast experience in all areas of hospitality from venue management, retail, as well as wholesaling and importing. James’ passion for fine wine developed over a period of 8 years managing Perth’s premier wine store ‘Steves Fine Wine’ in Nedlands, where he developed a love of European wines.

Ana Fiore – 


With a couple of vintages under the belt, while studying Viticulture and Oenology and plenty of passion for Western Australian wines, Ana joined the Castelli group after various roles across the wine industry both in the South West and Swan Valley. 


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