Cellar Door Manager

Maxwell Wines
Corner of Olivers & Chalk Hill Roads
McLaren Vale, SA 5171
08 8323 8200 (Main Phone)
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
From $50,000 To $60,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Light Domestic Travel
Job Description
Established in 1979 and built into a limestone hill, Maxwell Wines offers visitors a window into the world of a working winery and vineyard. With fine wines and meads showcased in an award winning restaurant, a century old limestone cave producing the freshest mushrooms a pine hedge maze the Maxwell Experience extends beyond the cellar door.


As the Cellar Door Manager you will play a hands on role in overseeing and developing the tasting experience at Maxwell Wines. You will be excited and motivated to lead a team and drive the standard of customer service across wine tastings and new food and wine experiences.

Reporting to the Direct Marketing and Communications Manager you will play a key role in executing Direct to Customer strategy including wine club growth and initiatives, as well as managing the day to day operation and administration of a busy cellar door. Most importantly you will be able to lead by example in demonstrating exceptional customer service and sales abilities as well as a passion for wine and food. You will have a keen attention to detail and good administration and time management skills.

This position will suit someone with previous experience in a similar role, however a highly experienced and ambitious cellar door or hospitality professional ready to take the next step into management could also be considered.

Job Requirements
Key competencies:

• Experience managing a team (preferably in a hospitality, tourism or cellar door environment)
• Ability to train and motivate staff to deliver exceptional customer experiences and meet sales targets
• Experience with Wine Club recruitment and administration
• Strong wine knowledge
• High standard of personal presentation and communication skills.
• Basic IT skills (Outlook, Microsoft Office)
• Strong time management, organisational and administration skills
• Stock control
• Ability to assist in the organisation and management of functions and events

Experience working with CRM systems or databases would be advantageous.

This a full-time position that includes weekends and some out of hours’ work. A competitive salary commensurate with experience along with a wine allowance will be offered to the right candidate.

To apply please forward a resume and a cover letter via email using the 'APPLY FOR JOB’ link above.

Applications close on Tuesday 7th March.

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

Employer Contact Information
Maxwell Wines
Corner of Olivers & Chalk Hill Roads
McLaren Vale SA 5171
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Family owned since 1979, Maxwell Wines is found in the heart of the McLaren Vale wine district in South Australia.

A premium boutique producer, the Maxwell Winery is surrounded by estate vineyards growing the varieties of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Grenache, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo, Verdelho and Viognier.

The family has also produced the famous Maxwell Mead honey wine for almost 50 years.

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