Cellar Hand (full-time/permanent) - Sunshine Creek, Yarra Valley

Sunshine Creek
350 Yarraview Road
Yarra Glen, VIC 3775
03 87504213 (Main Phone)
Job Start Date
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
No Travel
Job Description
DEPARTMENT: Winemaking
REPORTS TO: Chief Winemaker and Assistant Winemakers

Located in the heart of the Yarra Valley, Sunshine Creek is a state-of-the-art facility focused on the production of premium Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Bordeaux blends.
Our 300 tonne winery also looks after production for a range of contract customers, providing the opportunity to work with a range of varieties and wine styles.

We are seeking a motivated, well organised individual to join our team on a full-time basis. This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside our winemaking team in a hands-on role with good training and task diversity. This is primarily a cellar-based role with involvement in all areas of winemaking, as well as seeing the product through bottling and packaging.

Job Requirements
• A mechanical aptitude
• Bottling line experience
• Excellent problem solving
• Keen attention to detail
• High standards of cleanliness
• Ability to follow instructions with safety of yourself and others as a primary consideration
• A comprehensive understanding of basic winemaking principles
• Strong teamwork and communication skills with an ability to maintain and build a positive work environment
• Ability to work autonomously and unsupervised


• To ensure that all processing operations are carried out to the highest standard
• Carry out all cellar operations in a safe and efficient manner meeting our quality, food safety and workplace health and safety standards
• Ensure that housekeeping practices are carried out to a high standard
• Meet company expectations in relation to standards of punctuality, attendance and teamwork


Cellar Operations
• Work closely with the winemaking team to maintain high standards and performance outcomes
• Vintage tasks include running processing equipment and presses, pump over’s, transfers, additions and sanitation of tanks and lines.
• Other tasks may include filtration, barrel work, bottling line maintenance and operation

Housekeeping and Maintenance
• Maintain a safe and tidy working area
• Return all equipment, fittings and lines following use
• Ensure all pumps lines and fittings are in a satisfactory physical and biological condition before starting
• Reporting any breakdowns of equipment to relevant person
• Wear required personal protective equipment
• Reduce and eliminate wine loss
• Report any wine loss or loss in wine quality to relevant person
• Read work orders prior to starting jobs and if any questions, consult relevant person
• Complete and sign off work orders promptly once jobs are complete

Workplace Expectations
• Present for duties with sufficient time to start work at the prescribed time
• Notify relevant person directly and promptly in the event of an unplanned absence from work
• Undertake relevant training
• Carry out regular physical work on a day to day basis
• Ability to work longer hours during vintage period

• Ensure compliance with all OH&S policies and procedures.
• Participate in regular OH&S meetings
• Maintain familiarity with Sunshine Creek’s Standard Operation Procedures
• Participate in the implementing and improvement of Sunshine Creek’s Operating Procedures and OH&S policy
• Report hazards or near misses promptly to relevant person
• Wear appropriate clothing and PPE for tasks
• Maintain a reasonable care for yourself and others within the workplace

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

Employer Contact Information
Sunshine Creek
350 Yarraview Road
Yarra Glen VIC 3775
300 tonne state-of-the-art winery and vineyard located in Yarra Glen, Yarra Valley.

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