Peter Lehmann fans, take note: the 2017 vintage will be under the hands of a new winemaker at this award-winning Shiraz producer. Via Winetitles Media, Nigel Westblade takes the helm at Peter Lehmann from Casella Family Brands as a Vintage Winemaker. This fills the role left vacant last year after Chief Winemaker Ian Hongell left to join Torbreck Vintners after 18 years with Peter Lehmann.
So what changes are in store for Peter Lehmann wines? In the near term, not much — the winery is doing all it can to ensure continuity. Peter Scholz, Winemaking Consultant for 37 years, will remain on the team to help continue the legacy of Peter Lehmann. Scholz worked with Lehmann himself during his early years with the winery. Six-year Peter Lehmann veteran Tim Dolan has also been promoted to Senior Winemaker.
- Nigel Westblade Joins Peter Lehmann as Chief Winemaker – via Winetitles Media