Doug Lehmann passes away

Barossa identity Doug Lehmann has passed away.
Barossa identity Doug Lehmann has passed away.

Well known Barossa identity Doug Lehmann, son of the late Peter Lehmann. has passed away, just a year and a day after his father of an apparent heart attack at his Barossa home on Sunday, June 29. 

Peter’s oldest son, Doug, was a sixth generation Barossan who went out on his own as a winemaker/manger at Basedow Wines before joining his father at Peter Lehmann Wines. 

He was an inaugural member of the Barossa Grape and Wine Board and he maintained an intrinsic role in Peter Lehamnn Wines after his retirement in July 2010 as a non-executive Deputy Chairman on the Peter Lehmann Wines Board. 

Jeff Bond said Doug Lehmann epitomised the values of family and community.

“Doug was a team man, and always said it was people that make great wines. With that, he always led by example,” Mr Bond said.

“He upheld the legacy of his father, which remains in every aspect of the company today, and will continue to.”

Doug was also a passionate car enthusiast through the Sporting Car Club of South Australia and was a rock behind the promotion of the Angaston Hillclimb. He also has been a long time supporter of the children’s charity Variety Bash and was this year awarded a Variety Presidential Citation.  

During his time as a Bash entrant he was instrumental in raising almost $500,000 and his big heart and bashing spirit have seen him awarded the Outright Winner of the Bash in 1998, 2000 and 2007, along with Best Individual and Bashers Choice awards, Best Presented Vehicle and Best Fun theme.

The 62-year-old is survived by Ingrid, his wife of 40 years, sons Michael and Harry, and daughter Annika.

For the full story read the Herald on Wednesday.