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Chapel Hill Winery announces appointment of new CEO

Chapel Hill Winery at McLaren Vale in South Australia has just appointed Marc Allgrove as chief executive officer, replacing Jim Humphreys who is retiring after 40 years in the industry.

Humphrys remains a director of Chapel Hill Winery.

Allgrove joins Chapel Hill after 15 years with HWC/Constellation, most recently as general manager – principal brands & international sales.

He brings to Chapel Hill a wealth of knowledge and experience, including many years of sales and marketing and a period of working in the UK as European Trading Director.

He has held senior positions responsible for the success of some of Australia’s best export-selling wines, including the Hardys, Chateau Reynella, Leasingham, Banrock Station and Houghton brands.

Allgrove was also responsible for the development of Starve Dog Lane from the Adelaide Hills and Limestone Coast’s Stonehaven, along with the re-launch of Yarra Burn, in particular its Yarra Valley sparkling.

“I am excited about having the opportunity to be at Chapel Hill and working in McLaren Vale. The brand has a long pedigree and acceptance among consumers and trade,” he said.

“We have some exciting plans in place to further enhance the reputation of Chapel Hill and the McLaren Vale region. We look forward to welcoming more and more people to our cellar door and unique Retreat, and to them enjoying our wines & hospitality,” Allgrove said.



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