Antony Worch

Antony WorchChief Operating Officer/Winemaker

A native Frenchman, Antony parlayed his vast oenological studies in France into a force to be reckoned with in the New Zealand wine industry. He has vast experience in viticulture and winemaking in many regions of France as well as in South Africa and New Zealand. Based full-time in New Zealand since 2010, Antony served as the manager and full-time winemaker at Alexandra Vintners in Central Otago. Antony started making wine for Vela in 2012, and in 2013 he became the COO for all Vela operations in New Zealand. He is involved from grape to glass and applies his extensive knowledge of cool-climate viticulture and winemaking to help Vela produce the best possible wines now and for the future.

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