THE ANGOVE FAMILY

Now in its fifth generation of family leadership, Angove Family Winemakers is dedicated to embracing evolutionary ideas, with a focus on maintaining relevancy and ensuring sustainability for future generations to come.

VICTORIA ANGOVE

Joint Managing-Director | Current

Victoria is John Angove’s eldest daughter and has been interested in the family business and wine industry from an early age. Victoria completed a degree in commerce at the University of Adelaide. Following extensive time travelling and working overseas, Victoria joined the sales and marketing team at the beginning of 2001 and has been involved with export, domestic sales, marketing, and public relations. Victoria serves as a Director on the Board of Australian Grape and Wine.

RICHARD ANGOVE

Joint Managing-Director | Current

Richard is joint Managing Director, along with his sister Victoria, appointed in 2017.

Richard, John’s son, completed degrees in business and winemaking at the University of Adelaide. On completion of his winemaking degree, he fine-tuned his skills working vintages in multiple wineries in both the north and south hemisphere. Richard has an outstanding palate achieving top accolades at the Australian Wine Research Institute’s Advanced Wine Assessment course, leading to invitations to judge at the Adelaide Wine Show, Victorian Wine Show and the Great Australian Shiraz Challenge. Additionally, Richard is passionate about sustainable and organic viticulture and winemaking.

Richard joined the family business in 2008, overseeing the family’s McLaren Vale interests, and assisting in sales, marketing, and winemaking activities.

SOPHIE ANGOVE

Viticulture | Current

Sophie joined the business in 2017 after spending her early career working in education. On completion of a degree in environmental science and a postgraduate degree in viticulture and oenology, Sophie began working at the family’s historic Warboys vineyard in McLaren Vale as a viticulturist. Sophie has a passion for plant sciences and sustainability and a deep understanding that great wine starts in the vineyard.

JOHN CARLYON ANGOVE

Chairman | Current

Fourth generation, John Carlyon Angove, began working in the family business after studying science and economics, at the University of Adelaide, and a stint in the Australian Wine Centre in London. John’s vision for the business was to make regional wines of provenance. He has overseen major redevelopment of the Nanya vineyard; vineyard expansion into McLaren Vale; upgrades to the winery including the establishment of the small batch micro-winery within the larger site, and new state of the art bottling facility.

John become Managing Director in 1983 and Chairman in 2001. He has served the Australian Wine Industry tirelessly throughout his career at the regional, state and federal level. 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 remains Chairman of the company after stepping down as Managing Director in 2017.

THOMAS WILLIAM CARLYON ANGOVE | 1917 – 2010

Thomas (Tom) William Carlyon Angove joined the business in 1940 after finishing Dux of his degree in oenology at the University of Adelaide. Tom significantly expanded the winery’s crushing and processing facilities as well as establishing the 480-hectare Nanya vineyard – at the time the largest single vineyard in the southern hemisphere. 

Of note, was Tom’s early development of the ‘Bag in Box’ concept for storing wine. Tom was one of the most respected figures in Australian wine, awarded a Patron of the Wine Industry in 1993 and an AM, Member of the Order of Australia, for service to the industry in 1994.

THOMAS ‘SKIPPER’ CARLYON ANGOVE | 1880 – 1952

'Skipper' was the son of Dr. Angove, who despite 2 world wars, saw the business develop from a small hobby enterprise to a multi-regional wine business producing a diverse range of fine wines for local and export markets. 

Skipper was instrumental in establishing the first ever winery and distillery in Renmark in 1910. He firmly cemented Angove Family Winemakers as a major player in the Australian wine scene, producing fine, still, and fortified wines, as well as developing one of Australia’s most iconic spirits, St Agnes Brandy.

DR WILLIAM THOMAS ANGOVE | 1854 - 1912

Angove Family Winemakers was founded in 1886 by Dr William Thomas Angove after he and his young family emigrated from Cornwall in England to Tea Tree Gully in the Adelaide Foothills of South Australia. 

After establishing his medical practice, Dr Angove soon found himself experimenting in winemaking, at first using what he produced as tonics for his patients. He quickly found a growing customer base, turning his hobby into a business and rapidly increasing his vineyard holdings from 4 to 40 hectares.

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JOHN CARLYON ANGOVE

Chairman | Current

Fourth generation, John Carlyon Angove, began working in the family business after studying science and economics, at the University of Adelaide, and a stint in the Australian Wine Centre in London. John’s vision for the business was to make regional wines of provenance. He has overseen major redevelopment of the Nanya vineyard; vineyard expansion into McLaren Vale; upgrades to the winery including the establishment of the small batch micro-winery within the larger site, and new state of the art bottling facility.

John become Managing Director in 1983 and Chairman in 2001. He has served the Australian Wine Industry tirelessly throughout his career at the regional, state and federal level. 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 remains Chairman of the company after stepping down as Managing Director in 2017.

THOMAS WILLIAM CARLYON ANGOVE | 1917 – 2010

Thomas (Tom) William Carlyon Angove joined the business in 1940 after finishing Dux of his degree in oenology at the University of Adelaide. Tom significantly expanded the winery’s crushing and processing facilities as well as establishing the 480-hectare Nanya vineyard – at the time the largest single vineyard in the southern hemisphere. 

Of note, was Tom’s early development of the ‘Bag in Box’ concept for storing wine. Tom was one of the most respected figures in Australian wine, awarded a Patron of the Wine Industry in 1993 and an AM, Member of the Order of Australia, for service to the industry in 1994.

THOMAS ‘SKIPPER’ CARLYON ANGOVE | 1880 – 1952

'Skipper' was the son of Dr. Angove, who despite 2 world wars, saw the business develop from a small hobby enterprise to a multi-regional wine business producing a diverse range of fine wines for local and export markets. 

Skipper was instrumental in establishing the first ever winery and distillery in Renmark in 1910. He firmly cemented Angove Family Winemakers as a major player in the Australian wine scene, producing fine, still, and fortified wines, as well as developing one of Australia’s most iconic spirits, St Agnes Brandy.

DR WILLIAM THOMAS ANGOVE | 1854 - 1912

Angove Family Winemakers was founded in 1886 by Dr William Thomas Angove after he and his young family emigrated from Cornwall in England to Tea Tree Gully in the Adelaide Foothills of South Australia. 

After establishing his medical practice, Dr Angove soon found himself experimenting in winemaking, at first using what he produced as tonics for his patients. He quickly found a growing customer base, turning his hobby into a business and rapidly increasing his vineyard holdings from 4 to 40 hectares.

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