Christian Canala is the owner and managing director of Vinify, an importer and distributor of fine wine from Europe and Australia. Vinify’s customer-obsessed approach has seen the business recognised among Australia’s fastest growing companies in the Australian Financial Review’s Fast 100 2022 and acquire representation for some of the world’s leading estates including Bruno Giacosa, Le Potazzine and Giacomo Fenocchio (Italy), Domaine Fumey-Chatelain (France) and Sybille Kuntz (Germany). An optimist, Canala sees Vinify having an increasingly influential role on the wine industry’s sustainable future.  

A self-confessed nebbiolo and sangiovese tragic, Canala’s formative wine experiences featured the finest wines of Italy. He is fortunate to return to the nation yearly on business visits.