Assistant Winemaker - Maternity Leave Position

Wirra Wirra Vineyards
McMurtrie Road
McLaren Vale, SA 5171
08 8323 8414 (Main Phone)
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Fixed Term
No Travel
Job Description
Historic McLaren Vale producer, Wirra Wirra Vineyards, seeks a talented and dedicated assistant winemaker to join its respected winemaking team for 12 months starting in January 2019.

Job Requirements
Working as a part of the winemaking team, you will have:

• Solid technical skills and a precise attention to detail
• The experience and knowledge to assist in the coordination of all cellar operations
• Positive leadership
• Excellent communication skills
• An understanding and commitment to safety, environmental and quality control systems
• Computer literacy, including experience in the use of cellar management software
• The ability to contribute positively to a team culture that believes making wine is a serious
business but should always be fun
• A desire to make great wine, challenge yourself and those around you

So if you are tertiary qualified with a minimum of two years’ experience in a similar position and are looking for a 12 month appointment in a winery with a reputation for excellence, innovation and fun, we want to hear from you.

Please send your CV and cover letter via email using the 'APPLY FOR JOB’ link above.

Applications close end of business Monday 12th November 2018.

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

“Never give misery an even break, nor bad wine a second sip.
You must be serious about quality, dedicated to your task in life,
especially winemaking, but this should all be fun.”
Greg Trott (1934 - 2005)

Employer Contact Information
Wirra Wirra Vineyards
McMurtrie Road
McLaren Vale SA 5171
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Where no idea is deemed too big, outlandish or improbable; where eccentricity has been the rule rather than the exception and having fun is a serious business.

If your winery is home to a 3/4 tonne bell that you ring either on occasion or randomly; a boundary fence known as "Woodhenge" made from massive threaded redgum posts; a giant outdoor "bush" sculpture of a cricket bat, ball and stumps...

If you celebrate your late "second founder's" annual birthday by hurling watermelons into a vineyard from a giant medieval siege machine (trebuchet) and you acknowledge Australia's most famous equestrian race by running around the grounds with your colleagues astride a broomstick topped with a cut-out horse head...

If you are serious about the wine you make, the wines you drink and the biodynamic vines you grow - but believe that everything else should be fun...

then welcome to the Wirra Wirra tribe

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