Assistant Winemaker – Best’s Wines

Best's Wines
111 Best's Road
Great Western, VIC 3374
03 5356 2250 (Main Phone)
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Full Time - Permanent
Light Domestic Travel
Job Description
Assistant Winemaker – Best’s Wines

Established in 1866, Best’s Great Western Wines is a fifth-generation Australian family owned wine company. Its legendary reputation is based on unique vineyards and is attested by a long-established 5 (red) star rating from James Halliday and Exceptional/ Outstanding wine classifications from Langton’s. See: In recent years, the company has achieved notable growth through maintaining its focus on regional wine excellence, outstanding winemaking and contemporary sales and marketing initiatives.

A rare opportunity has arisen to join the winemaking team. Based at the winery in Great Western, Victoria, you will work closely with the Chief Winemaker and the production team in all facets of wine production. This involves, but is not limited to: participation in all cellar operations, bottling and vineyard activities, planning, implementation of procedures, staff management, client liaison, managing and achieving production targets, maintaining health and safety standards, acquisition and maintenance of materials and equipment, marketing and promotion.

Job Requirements
This role calls for a passionate wine industry professional. The successful candidate will have a winemaking degree or equivalent, several years of experience in different facets of fine wine production and a proven ability to achieve goals as a team leader. The assistant winemaker will have a strong palate with the ability to judge and review wine quality, conduct wine analyses, review and understand technical information and the ability to communicate and work with staff at all levels in all areas of the business.

The right candidate will be an excellent communicator, able to embody the family’s culture and values and be able to work both within a team environment and independently. The successful applicant will be happy to be living in a rural community and must have valid residency to be able to work full time in Australia.

An attractive salary package will be offered commensurate with your experience and ability.

To apply for this role in confidence, please email a specific letter of application and CV using the 'APPLY FOR JOB’ link above.

Only applicants selected for the next stage will be contacted.

Employer Contact Information
Best's Wines
111 Best's Road
Great Western VIC 3374
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Founded in 1866, Bests Great Western Wines is an Australian icon. Still family owned and managed by the Thomson family, Bests produces an extraordinary range of super and ultra-premium varietal wines from some of Australia's oldest vineyards. These include the legendary Bin O Shiraz as well as Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet and Dolcetto.

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