THREE GENERATIONS OF GRAPE GROWING EXPERIENCE
Established in 2001 by the Carypidis Family, Light's View is one of Australia’s family owned wine companies, offering exceptional wines with regional sophistication and strong varietal flavours, to the local and export markets. Based at Virginia, South Australia, the Light's View team has 3 generations of grape growing experience behind them, dating back to the early 1950's in Greece.
Our philosophy is simple - produce high quality Australian wine that people all over the world love to drink.
The Adelaide Plains lie north of Adelaide and South east of the Barossa valley (Mount Lofty Ranges Zone, South Australia) 34° 41's, 138° 34'E; Altitude 20-50m (66 feet). We are bounded east by the Adelaide hills and west by the coastal waters of the Gulf of St Vincent. The cool coastal breezes and abundance of sunshine create ideal weather conditions for this grape growing region.
The soil is a mixture of dark heavy loam and sandy loam over limestone. Both are alkaline, and perfect for grape growing. We use drip irrigation from both recycled water and underground aquifers as the annual rainfall in the region is generally low.
Harvest generally takes places from late January to mid-late March. Our hot summers make for perfect ripening conditions enabling us to achieve high quality fruit for our wines.
The Carypidis family first settled in the Adelaide Plains region of South Australia in the 1970’s, bringing with them a fountain of knowledge on grape growing and horticulture from their early days in Greece. In later years, Ken Carypidis, owner and winemaker, recognised the potential to expand the vineyard operations, and as a result created Light’s View Wines. With the involvement of the rest of the family, Light’s View has embarked on a mission to create and offer exceptional Australian wine to the local and world markets.
Ken has over 40 years’ experience in the vineyard. He is passionate about sustainable farming and has developed extensive knowledge on organic farming practices over recent years. Ken completed his winemaker’s course in 2001 and since then has worked closely with Jim and Joanne Irvine.
Grape Grower and co-owner of Light's View Vineyards
Chris is one of the Managing Directors of Yarravale Estate. He plays an instrumental role in the maintenance of the vineyard and quality control of the grapes. He has been working the land for over 30 years and has a sound knowledge of organic farming practices.
Chief Winemaker Consultant
Joanne has trained and worked in the Barossa and California before becoming involved with Wine Wise Consulting. The success of this wine consultancy has been proven with the results achieved for many brands, both nationally and internationally, including Light’s View.
Sales and Operations Manager
Teresa oversees the day to day operations of the winery and is responsible for coordinating the bottling, labelling, logistics, developing local sales and export sales in Canada and Hong Kong.
Marketing and Communications Manager
Jackie is responsible for the design and development of our wine labels, promotional material and websites. She has over 12 years' experience in marketing, having worked locally as well as in the UK for national wine agencies.
Natalie works in administration and our accounts payable and receivable division. She works closely alongside the team and offers support to all areas of the company where needed.