Cellar Hand / Assistant Wine Maker - Eling Forest Winery

Eling Forest Winery
12587 Hume Highway
Sutton Forest, NSW 2577
02 4878 9499 (Main Phone)
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Experience Required
Degree Required
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Work Schedule
Full Time - Casual
No Travel
Job Description
Eling Forest Winery is looking for a Cellar Hand/ Assistant Wine Maker to join the team. Our winery is located at Sutton Forest in the Southern Highlands of NSW, currently producing premium, cool climate wines including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. Many of our wines are for export. The position will be a fulltime beginning mid-February 2019 for approximately one year.

You will be reporting to the Winemaker and General Manager. You will need to be able to multi task and be involved in day to day cellar operations as well as maintaining winery hygiene, presentation and upkeep of the cellar. You will also assist with regular maintenance of equipment and machinery.
As we are a small team you will also be required to assist with the cellar door operations. You will also need a good knowledge of occupational health and safety to be applied to all operations.

Job Requirements
Job tasks and responsibilities:

• Vintage operations including receival of fruit, unloading of trucks
• Press operation, crusher and pumps
• White and red ferment management
• Some lab operations
• Filter operation
• Barrel work including, racking, topping, sampling and washing
• Blending
• Preparing wines for bottling
• Bottling
• Tanker loading, unloading
• Daily cellar cleaning and hygiene
• Minimum 2 vintages as a cellar hand and or assistant wine maker
• Forklift license
• Knowledge of pumps, presses, crushers and filtration
• Wine knowledge
• 1st or 2nd year Wine making students desirable, but not essential
• Sensory skills
• Cellar Door Sales/operation
• Current RSA certificate preferred

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

Please forward a copy of your CV and cover letter via email using the 'APPLY FOR JOB’ link above.

Employer Contact Information
Eling Forest Winery
12587 Hume Highway
Sutton Forest NSW 2577
Whether you are looking for a wedding venue in the Southern Highlands, great food in our cafe and wine from our cellar door, or a beautiful place to stay, Eling Forest Estate is the place to visit.

In the Southern Highlands, Australia's newest wine-producing region, Eling Forest Estate is one of the most established and well-known wineries, committed to crafting cool climate wines of rewarding complexity and distinctive taste.

Set on historic grounds, Eling Forest Estate is more than just a winery.

We also have a heritage colonial era cottage and homestead offering charming accommodation plus on-site facilities to cater for weddings, functions and conferences from 10 to 180 people.

All within the grounds of an historic property in an idyllic rural setting.

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