Winemaker (McLaren Vale)

Maxwell Wines
19 Olivers Road
McLaren Vale, SA 5171
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Full Time - Permanent
Light Domestic Travel
Job Description
An opportunity arises at Maxwell in the McLaren Vale region, we look to appoint a self-motivated, well organised person with a quality–focused approach to fill the position of Winemaker.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a winemaker to manage a 400 tonne winery and 100 acres of premium estate fruit. Come to understand the unique terroir of our limestone hill and how to get the most out of it for every wine sourced from our estate.

This full time permanent position reports to the general manager, you will be responsible for the overall wine production from harvest through to bottling and the effective performance of the day to day activities of the wine company. This role will also be responsible for the viticulture requirements, focused on growing quality fruit and continue the development and production of Maxwell Mead.

You will have knowledge and demonstrated experience of handling grapes from white and red varieties, especially Shiraz, Grenache, and Cabernet.

Job Requirements
The successful candidate will be passionate about making exceptional wine, sustainable viticulture, self-motivated, possess leadership skills and be able to work effectively within a small but tight knit team. The candidate will possess a tertiary qualification in oenology and have previous winemaking experience of at least five years in another highly regarded winery.

Other requirements are;
• Delivering the finest quality wine reflecting the attributes of each variety and style
• Working with management to achieve budget and production goals
• The ability to prioritise tasks to achieve objectives that maximise productivity and efficiency
• Experience in supervising staff and people management as well as an effective team player
• Excellent communication skills, self motivation and commercial acumen is imperative.
• Excellent record keeping skills and the use of standard office software packages including Excel and a competence in LIP reporting
• A valid driving and High Risk licence (First aid certificate is an advantage)
• Good personal presentation and good physical health and reasonable strength (no allergic reactions to SO2)
• Applicants must have Australian citizenship/residency or a valid Australian work permit

If you have the knowledge, skills and experience described above, we would like to hear from you.

An attractive salary will be offered to the successful candidate, based on experience.

Please forward your application by email only before the 19th June 2018.
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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