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10/10/2014

Industry honours Riverland legend

John Angove, Angove Family Winemakers managing director was awarded the Honorary Life Membership at the South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) annual general meeting last month.

Representing the fourth generation of the family-owned winery, John joined the business in the 1970s, becoming managing director in 1983 and then chairman in 2001, as reported on the Riverland Wine website.

SAWIA said John had been a key member of the state's peak body and the industry for many years representing the interests of grapegrowers and wine producers of his regional association on the SAWIA board. That period included terms as vice president and president.

John presently serves on the board of WFA and the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI).

The Angoves were pioneers of South Australia's Riverland region and have been recognised over the years for their achievements and contribution to the community.

"It was the Angove family who worked with the Chaffey Brothers to pioneer irrigated crops at Murtho," Riverland Wine said in a statement.

"It was John’s father who first patented wine casks almost 50 years ago — a world first.

"The Murtho vineyards are presently investing heavily in organic wine production and the Angove label is undoubtedly one of the best recognised Australian wine and brandy icons.

"We are indeed privileged to have John Angove’s commitment, influence and wisdom in all things to do with Riverland viticulture, winemaking and wine marketing."

Riverland Wine and Winetitles congratulate John on receiving the Honorary Life Membership.

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