Nikki (Visootha) Lohitnavy
B. of Oenology
Hons. in Viticulture
Oenologist and Winemaker
Nikki is the first and only fully-qualified winemaker of Thailand. She is the General Manager and Oenologist and Winemaker of her family property, GranMonte, Asoke Valley since 2008. Graduated from the University of Adelaide in December 2008, she is the only scholar in history of University of Adelaide who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Oenology together with Honours in Viticulture. Her research was published in two respected scientific journals, Journal of Food Quality and Preference (UK) and Vitis (USA).
She returned home to the non-traditional grape-growing region of the ‘tropics’, the newest and most exciting wine region of the world. New winemaking innovations and techniques are adapted by Nikki on her vineyard and wines to further accelerate GranMonte and Thai wines to the highest international quality.
For her accomplishments, Nikki has recently been listed in Forbes’ Inaugural 30 Under 30 Asia alongside other “top promising young leaders, daring entrepreneurs and game changers” in the manufacturing and energy sector.