Tim Lockwood will help Australian Vintage expand in Europe

Tim Lockwood will help Australian Vintage expand in Europe

Australian Vintage (AVL) has appointed Tim Lockwood to the newly-created role of business manager for Europe.

Lockwood will join the company on 1 September, and will be based in Berlin. He joins from Grant Burge Wines, where he was European sales & marketing manager. He has also worked for the Australian Wine & Brandy Corp, supporting wineries with market entry in continental Europe.

Julian Dyer, general manager UK & Europe, said: "AVL has seen a tremendous growth in the UK market in the last 12 months, and with our McGuigan wine brand now being the fourth largest in this market, we feel the time is right to expand further into Europe."

Last month, trade body Wine Australia appointed a market entry manager for the US.