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Published:  23 July, 2008

Douglas Green Bellingham (DGB) has made consultant winemaker John Worontschak director of operations for its Douglas Green brand. Worontschak, who has worked with South African wine producer DGB since 1995, will continue working with oenologist Jaco Potgieter in the production and style maintenance of the Douglas Green range. However, he will have the added responsibilities of building brand awareness and sales by working in conjunction with agents Western Wines. John is now brand champion for the Douglas Green range in the UK, seeking opportunities to penetrate the market and grow the brand to its potential,' said DGB CEO Tim Hutchinson. Mike Paul, MD of Western Wines, said: We always like to see winemakers closely involved in sales and promotion and look forward to working with John.'