Leading the new female generation of South Australia’s world-class wine industry is Victoria Angove, joint Managing Director (alongside her brother Richard) of Angove Family Winemakers, Australia’s leading and largest certified organic grape grower and winemaker.
The wine industry has long been dominated by men, but things are quickly changing. According to the NSW Wine Industry Association, the number of women employed in the wine industry is estimated to be 38 percent. However, when it comes to leadership and senior roles, female representation has been estimated at 10 percent or less.
Angove is an entrepreneur that has been instrumental in establishing the Angove Family Winemakers business as the number one organic grape grower and wine maker in the country working across all aspects of the business. Now she has her sights set on global domination for the business. Results in the past year with the certified Angove Organic exports have doubled with no signs of slowing down. The team at Angove Organic Wine says “our future is very much about premium wine sales. We are shrinking – on purpose! We have for some time wanted to sell less but better quality in line with the way consumers have been moving for a few years now in all markets around the world. This is also very much in keeping with our sustainability goals.”
In addition, Victoria is a Director of the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia, the national representative body, Director on the Board of the RAA, and a Director of Australian Grape and Wine. Together with her brother Richard, Victoria is committed to driving the family business forward, with a strong focus on sustainability, quality and authenticity.
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