Journey in wine: 125 years of Angove family winemakers

Monday 21 October 2013

Journey in wine: 125 years of Angove family winemakers

Presented by Geoffrey Bishop

Angove Family Winemakers was established in 1886 at Tea Tree Gully by Cornish-born Dr W.T. Angove. Today with its base at Renmark and McLaren Vale it is one of Australia’s largest and most successful family-owned wine companies. The presentation will look at the company’s early history, some of its best known labels and its continued growth under successive generations of the Angove family.

Geoffrey Bishop studied agricultural science at the University of Adelaide, graduating with a PhD in Plant Pathology, and currently works with Environments by Design in natural resource management. Historical research is a serious hobby, with a special interest in horticultural and wine industry history. Other research has concentrated on the East Torrens district where the Bishop families have been orchardists since 1851. Geoffrey has published ten works on the district’s history, in addition to his published works on the wine industry. Amongst numerous other things he is currently President of the Historical Society of South Australia.

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Journey in wine: 125 years of Angove family winemakers

Presented by Geoffrey Bishop

Angove Family Winemakers was established in 1886 at Tea Tree Gully by Cornish-born Dr W.T. Angove. Today with its base…

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