You are currently viewing the International Edition. You can also switch to the Hong Kong Edition.
Saturday 4 July 2015

Barossa mourns Doug Lehmann

30th June, 2014 by Gabriel Stone

Doug Lehmann, deputy chairman of Peter Lehmann Wines, has died almost exactly one year after his own father, the company’s founder, passed away.

Doug Lehmann

Doug Lehmann

According to a statement from Peter Lehmann Wines’, 62-year-old Doug Lehmann suffered a suspected heart attack over the weekend at his home in Barossa.

Having joined the family business in 1990, as managing director he expanded Peter Lehmann Wines’ export focus by opening up markets in Europe and the US.

After retiring in July 2010, Doug continued to work closely with the company, which has been 86% owned by Hess Group since 2003, as non-executive deputy chairman.

Paying tribute to Doug, his successor Jeff Bond, CEO of Peter Lehmann Wines, said: “Doug was a team man, and always said it was people that make great wines. With that, he always led by example. He upheld the legacy of his father, which remains in every aspect of the company today, and will continue to.”

Outside the wine industry, Doug was known as a car fanatic and significant fundraiser. Since 2011 he had chaired the children’s charity Variety Bash, during which time he raised more than AUD$5 million.

Doug is survived by his wife Ingrid and children Michael, Harry and Annika Lehmann.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

If that's interesting, how about these?

Champagne needs to 'create a new occasion'

Champagne needs to "create a new occasion" and better communicate its brand if more...

Cockburn’s wins the boat race

Cockburn’s has won the 2015 Barcos Rabelos race, featuring the boats that more...

Yealands sells majority stake

Yealands Family Wines' owner Peter Yealand has agreed to sell 80% of the more...

Warehouse Supervisor

London, United Kingdom

£27,000-£30,000 depending on experience

Mumm releases vintage collection

Champagne Mumm has released a new “Collection du Chef de Caves”, featuring more...

Sutcliffe steps down from Sotheby’s role

Serena Sutcliffe MW has stepped down from her position as worldwide head of more...

Fire devastates New Zealand winery

A fire has ripped through a New Zealand winery destroying its offices, kitchen more...

PR Manager

Competitive

Q&A: John Barbier, the Colorado cook-vintner

“I have never followed a recipe in my life, I’m a man of instinct”, more...

Beaujolais pushes for sparkling AOC

Beaujolais is trying to gain AOC status for its sparkling wines which, with it more...

Oregon producer takes international view

One of Oregon’s youngest wine estates has partnered with Jackson Family Wines more...

UK Sales Manager

London, United Kingdom

Louis Latour Agencies signs Gosset

Louis Latour Agencies marked its 25th anniversary last night with the more...

UK customs seize 550,000 litres of alcohol

More than 550,000 litres of illegal beer, wine and spirits have been seized by more...

Castel feeds aperitif thirst

Europe’s largest wine producer, Castel, has unveiled a raft of new products more...

Global Wine Buyer

London, United Kingdom

Competitive

Oddbins woos Naked staff with love letters

Oddbins has allegedly been sending love letters and bottles of wine to key more...

English fizz attracts new deal

English sparkling wine producer Jenkyn Place has stepped up its ambitions by more...

Rioja revellers soaked in wine battle

Thousands have taken part in Rioja's annual wine fight, drenching each other more...

Marketing and eCommerce Manager

London, United Kingdom

Competitive, includes equity options

Auction house snaps up online wine specialist

Online auction firm Bid for Wine has been sold to The Fine Art Auction Group in more...

Santa Rita launching new Irish campaign

Chilean wine producer Santa Rita Estates is spending €500,000 on a new more...

Final call for Liberty apprentice scheme

Liberty Wines is inviting final applications for its apprentice programme, more...

Wine Buyer

London, United Kingdom

Based on experience

Delegat aims high with new Barossa brand

Oyster Bay owner Delegat has launched “a new global brand” from more...

Tour de l'Oc raises £30k for charity

Last month’s Tour de l’Oc bicycle challenge across France has raised over more...