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Assistant Winemaker & Vineyard Manager

Advertiser: Mount AvocaMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
13 Sept 2019
Location
Ballarat & Central Highlands
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Winery & Viticulture

Full Time Role – Start Spring 2019

Mount Avoca is a family owned estate vineyard and winery established 50 years ago in the Victorian Pyrenees Ranges. The 60 acre ACO organic certified vineyard and winemaking facility grows, makes and bottles a broad selection of ultra-premium organic cool-climate table and sparkling wine styles befitting of a James Halliday 5 Red star rated operation.

If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a quality focussed environment, have a wide range of skills, a passion for excellence, a desire to constantly improve and learn and believe you can add value to our business read on.

Reporting directly to the Manager Winemaking-Viticulture-Estate, the Assistant Winemaker/Vineyard Manager is a physically demanding hands on role that encompasses a wide range of activities.

Our perfect candidate would possess the following key attributes:

  • A qualification in oenology and viticulture. (degree or diploma equivalent)
  • A passion for wine.  
  • Customer facing sales/cellar door experience.
  • Winery, Vineyard and bottling/packaging experience.
  • Operation of Vineyard, Winery and packaging machinery and equipment, including a forklift licence.
  • Fluent in performing all typical wine laboratory applications and ledger (Ezywine).
  • An ability to listen and learn how to plan, manage, multi-task and troubleshoot any given winery and vineyard situation.
  • Good people management skills, with an ability and confidence to take charge and manage.  
  • A hard-working team player with a friendly, honest and inclusive work ethic.

This salaried position would ideally suit a person recently qualified with some domestic and international winemaking experience, who is looking for a step up and a challenge.

The allocation of duties throughout the role would typically consist of 50% Winery 40% Vineyard and 10% general estate maintenance.

Our commitment to constant improvement at a corporate, professional and personal level encourages the successful applicant to achieve world’s best-practice in all facets of premium winemaking and winery/vineyard operations and management.

Applicants are asked to give a brief explanation as to why they are attracted to this unique all-encompassing role.

Applicants must have Australian citizenship/residency or a valid existing Australian work visa.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • What's your highest level of education?
  • Do you own or have regular access to a car?

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