Foster's Wine Estates has appointed Matthew Parish to the position of vice president of premium winemaking in the US.

Reporting to Michael Kluczko, vice president for wine production in California, Parish will oversee Foster's Americas-based winemaking activities for all premium brands.

Prior to joining Foster's, Parish worked at Constellation for five years, most recently in the position of director of group winemaking for California, the Pacific Northwest, and internationally.

From 1994 to 2003, Parish held various winemaking and production positions in New Zealand, Australia, France and Italy.

"Matt Parish is a great addition to our team at Foster's," said Kluczko. "He's a strong and practical leader with advanced technical expertise, great team management skills, and a broad knowledge of the marketplace - all of which will serve him well as he helps further develop our premium winemaking group into a centre of excellence."