Winebusiness.com - Homepage for the Wine Industry

Doug Lehmann Passes


Date: 06/30/14

The Barossa, Australia (June 30, 2014) Doug Lehmann, deputy chairman of Peter Lehmann Wines, past managing director, and son of founder Peter Lehmann, passed away over the weekend following an apparent heart attack at his Barossa home. He was 62.

A sixth generation Barossan, Doug embraced all facets of winemaking and wine business from his father before forging a successful career of his own.

He joined Peter Lehmann Wines in 1990 to grow the business his father founded in 1979. As managing director, he opened markets in Europe and USA, and established Peter Lehmann Wines as one of Australia’s most respected wine producers.

Following his retirement in July 2010, Doug maintained an active role with Peter Lehmann Wines as non-executive deputy chairman, working closely with his successor, CEO Jeff Bond, on the future direction of the winery.

Jeff Bond said Doug Lehmann “epitomized the values of family and community.”

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

Away from the wine industry Doug was a passionate car enthusiast and fundraiser. He was Chairman of the children’s charity Variety Bash since 2011. As a participant of the Bash over the past 25 years, Doug was consistently in the Top 10 fundraisers; and over his four year tenure as Chairman, more than $5 million was raised.

Doug Lehmann is survived by Ingrid, his wife of 40 years, sons Michael and Harry, and daughter Annika.

Region: Australia

submit people news

Submit your press release and photo to people@winebusiness.com

wines & vines directory

Search wineries, growers, distributors, and industry suppliers in North America

latest used barrels

- used barrels  •  Nov 25, 2014 at 9:40AM PST
- used barrels  •  Nov 20, 2014 at 6:55PM PST
- used barrels  •  Nov 20, 2014 at 6:55PM PST
- used barrels  •  Nov 20, 2014 at 6:55PM PST
- used barrels  •  Nov 20, 2014 at 12:40PM PST

latest real estate

- real estate  •  yesterday at 7:53AM PST
- real estate  •  Nov 25, 2014 at 9:51AM PST
- real estate  •  Nov 24, 2014 at 8:44AM PST
- real estate  •  Nov 13, 2014 at 8:19AM PST
- real estate  •  Nov 10, 2014 at 2:38PM PST

latest used equipment

- used equipment  •  Nov 25, 2014 at 8:44AM PST
- used equipment  •  Nov 21, 2014 at 11:12AM PST
- used equipment  •  Nov 21, 2014 at 8:33AM PST
- used equipment  •  Nov 21, 2014 at 8:33AM PST
- used equipment  •  Nov 21, 2014 at 8:23AM PST

latest services & supplies

- services & supplies  •  Nov 19, 2014 at 9:09AM PST
- services & supplies  •  Nov 15, 2014 at 9:18AM PST
- services & supplies  •  Nov 14, 2014 at 12:25PM PST
- services & supplies  •  Nov 12, 2014 at 10:49AM PST
- services & supplies  •  Nov 10, 2014 at 12:32PM PST

industry events

Search Events:

Copyright© 1994-2014 by Wine Communications Group. All Rights Reserved. Copyright protection extends to all written material, graphics, backgrounds and layouts. None of this material may be reproduced for any reason without written permission of the Publisher. Wine Business Insider, Wine Business Monthly, Grower & Cellar News and Wine Market News are all trademarks of Wine Communications Group and will be protected to the fullest extent of the law.