Assistant Winemaker

Katnook Estate
Riddoch Hwy
Coonawarra, SA 5263
Australia
08 8737 0300 (Main Phone)
Application Closing Date
7/11/2018
Manages Others
Yes
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
Yes
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Travel
No Travel
Job Description
Katnook Estate is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced Assistant Winemaker to join its team.

The role is highly varied and comes with a high level of responsibility. You will be
involved in all aspects of the winemaking process working closely alongside the Senior Winemaker.

Katnook Estate is a medium size, quality producer located in the cool climate grape growing region of Coonawarra. Katnook Estate is a member of the Wingara group which in turn is owned by the Freixenet (Spain) group.

With a history stretching back to 1867, Katnook has two wines in the prestigious Langton’s Classification of Australian Wines, two Jimmy Watson trophies and a five-star rating in James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2019.

Katnook is focused on producing outstanding wines from the core varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Smaller planting of Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Grenache, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Viognier also exist on the estate.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic winery team that is ready to move toward a new and exciting future.

Job Requirements
• Degree in Oenology from a University offering a recognised Oenology and Viticulture course.
• Practical ‘hands on’ winemaking experience
• Experience working with and managing a cellar team
• Good organization, time management and record keeping skills
• Good interpersonal and social skills
• Experience with “Ezy System” is an advantage
• A sense of humour, team spirit, self-motivation and thirst for a challenge are a must!

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

A remuneration package commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience will be offered.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume that demonstrates their suitability for the role to Tim Heath using the 'APPLY FOR JOB’ link above.

Applications close on the 7th November.

Employer Contact Information
Katnook Estate
PO Box 6
Coonawarra SA 5263
Australia
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Katnook lies in the heart of the fabled Coonawarra region, South Australia. With a history stretching back to 1867, Katnook has three wines in the prestigious Langton’s Classification of Australian Wines, two Jimmy Watson trophies and a five-star rating in James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2017. We are also the official wine for Opera Australia, the nation's largest arts organisation.

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