Portugal: CDQ appoints new winemaker

28 June, 2013

Portuguese wine company Companhia Das Quintas (CDQ) has appointed John Worontschak as group winemaker on a consultancy basis. He is to oversee production at the group’s six winemaking facilities.

CDQ sells over 500,000 cases of wine per year.

Worontschak’s role will be to work with the separate winemaking facilities to create wine styles for export and to "consolidate production facilities". He will work closely with the sales and marketing department.

Worontschak said: “It is a huge privilege to be asked to work with CDQ. Portugal is making some awesome dry wines and the opportunity to work with a company that has access to fruit from the Duoro, Beira, Bucelas, Alentejo and the Lisbon region is incredible. It is an entire country within one organisation. CDQ is a complex business and I see my role as integrating operations and honing wine styles whilst maintaining respect for the winemaking integrity of each region.”

Worontschak begins in July 2013 in preparation for the 2013 harvest.





Digital Edition

Drinks International digital edition is available ahead of the printed magazine. Don’t miss out, make sure you subscribe today to access the digital edition and all archived editions of Drinks International as part of your subscription.

Comment

Tess Posthumus

Staffing crisis could open opportunities

The pandemic has thrown many challenges at bar owners over the past couple of years and the ones that survived the various lockdowns and restrictions deserve a pat on the back. However, while revenues are returning and bars are beginning to recruit once more, we’ve come up against a whole new set of problems, one of which is a global starring crisis.

Instagram

Facebook