A leading winemaker and wine business development consultant with over 30 years of international experience


John Worontschak is a leading winemaker and wine business development consultant with over 30 years of international experience in both large and small wineries on every continent.

John’s winemaking philosophy is a hybrid of the New World and the Old: a modern winemaking approach that blends traditional local winemaking knowledge with modern procedural, analytical and financial controls. His goal is to ensure wines reveal the unique typicity of variety, style and place.


Vineyard planning

Winery design and build

Production consultancy

Contract English Winemaking

Investment due diligence

Management advice

World-wide sales and marketing

Wine judging and communication


"The country's most accomplished winemaker."

Andrew Jefford, Evening Standard

"The ... Group has an admirable range of wines which I have served with pride."

Jancis Robinson MW, Financial Times

"John Worontschak's wines sing a tune which I find thrilling. God bless him - I hope they don't revoke his work permit."

Oz Clarke, Webster’s Wine Guide

"Outspoken wild man of wine John Worontschak can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned. His Four Corners range of wines is consistently good and represents some of the best value for money bottles I have tasted this year."

Jane MacQuitty

"Winner of five out of the last seven Gore-Browne trophies, our top wine prize, this innovative, brash wine pioneer has crammed in two decades of vintages in a dozen or more classic wine-producing countries besides Uruguay, Brazil and Mexico."

Jane MacQuitty, The Times Magazine, Saturday

"John Worontschak is the kind of brash Australian who can rub many a sensitive soul the wrong way, but who epitomizes the irreverence toward tradition allied to consummate technological skills that has transformed Australia. He arrived in England to revitalize a wine industry demoralized by consumer indifference and indifferent grape varieties by applying and Aussie attitude and fanatical attention to detail"

Oz Clarke at the New York Wine Experience, sponsored by Wine Spectator.

More news and articles relating to John’s work can be found at litmuswines.com/news


Email: john@worontschak.co.uk

Mobile: +44 (0) 7714718980

Office: +44 1306 879829

Fax: +44 (0) 207 9122149

Skype: johnatlitmus

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