An agronomist and Umbrian to the core, Chiara Lungarotti is CEO of the Lungarotti family estate, recognized world-wide and operating in the viticultural and winemaking sector –with wine estates in Torgiano and Montefalco- tourism, and culture, through the activities of the eponymous Foundation that manages the Wine Museum and the Olive and Oil Museum of Torgiano.
Her motto: to preserve, progress, innovate and develop, while respecting tradition and her own roots.
Chiara grew up with a love for her land ever since childhood and she entered the company in the early 1990’s flanked by her sister Teresa and guided by her father, Giorgio, one of the great pioneers of Italian winemaking.
She rose through the ranks, gaining experience that was precious when she took the helm of the Lungarotti companies after her father’s death in 1999.
Her specific training and her enthusiasm are the basis of the innovations and transformations in the winery and family-owned vineyards according to avant-garde sustainability techniques.
A dynamic entrepreneur, she inherited her love of the land from her father and confesses that she could recognize its scent and flavor blindfolded.
Alongside her professional skills, Chiara passionately cultivates cultural interests, aware of the fundamental role that the culture of wine and olive oil have had in the development of civilization, economy, history and art, both in Umbria and in Italy.
Married to Matteo Lupi Grassi and mother of a 15-year-old boy, she is a Councillor of Federvini and of Unione Italiana Vini, an Academic of Accademia della Vite e del Vino and of Italy’s most prestigious agricultural institution, Accademia dei Georgofili in Florence.