Australian-based Yarraman Winery has appointed a former Allied Domecq New Zealand executive to its board of directors.

Yarraman has named Brian Johnston, the former MD of Allied Domecq NZ, known as Montana Wines, to its board. Johnston had previously worked with Australian wine group Southcorp.

Yarraman chairman of the board Bill Stubbs said: "We are very pleased Brian has joined Yarraman's board. His more than 18 years experience managing and directing international wine companies is expected to be a valuable resource for us as we continue our development as a global purveyor of wines in the coming years."