Angus Barnes has been appointed general manager of Mount Pleasant in the Hunter Valley.
Hailing from Australia’s oldest wine region, Angus is returning ‘home’.
The Pokolbin-born senior wine executive has extensive experience in marketing, sales and business development.
Angus spent 15 years at Pernod Ricard Winemakers followed by a two-year position as sales, strategy and marketing manager at See Saw Wines.
He most recently worked as executive officer of the NSW Wine Industry Association and continues serving as treasurer of Wine Communicators of Australia. He was awarded a life membership this year.
“My experience in the industry has been extensive both domestically and internationally,” Angus says.
“I look forward to focusing on larger strategic goals for Mount Pleasant while leading the team and continuing to produce iconic, elegant and expressive wines.”
Angus was born into the wine industry.
He is the son of Hunter ‘Legend’ Christopher Barnes, a previous winner of the Graham Gregory Award for services to the NSW Wine Industry and recipient of a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the wine industry.
The Medich Family Office bought Mount Pleasant from McWilliam’s last year and has invested heavily in the winery, cellar door and vineyards.