John Carlyon Angove
After studying science and economics and a stint in the Australian Wine Centre in London, fourth generation descendant John Carlyon Angove returned to work in the family business in the 1970’s becoming Managing Director in 1983 and Chairman in 2001. John’s vision for the business was to become a maker of regional wines of provenance. He has overseen major redevelopment of the Nanya Vineyard, upgrades to the winery including the establishment of the small batch micro winery within the larger site and new bottling facility. Vineyard acquisition in McLaren Vale further enhanced the premium stable of vineyards owned by the Angove family. John is an Executive Councillor of the Winemakers Federation of Australia (WFA) and has been since its inception in 1989. He has been Chairman of both the Technical and Brandy Committees of the WFA and was also a Councillor of the WFA’s predecessor, the Australian Wine and Brandy Producers Association. John has been Vice President of the South Australian Wine Industry Association and was the SAWIA President for 3 years. He has also been the Chairman of Riverland Wine Industry Development Council and currently sits on the board of the Australia Wine Research Institute. In 2011 John was awarded an AM, Member of the Order of Australia for services to the Australian Wine Industry, the Arts and his charity work. John stepped down as Managing Director in 2017 but remains as Chairman of the company.