Assistant Winemaker - Houghton Wines

Houghton Wines
10460 Vasse Highway
Nannup, WA 6275
08 9756 3641 (Main Phone)
Application Closing Date
Experience Required
Qualifications Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
No Travel
Job Description
The Assistant Winemaker works with a hands-on approach to creating Houghton and other wines in Accolade Wines' WA premium portfolio.

Working with guidance from the Winemakers on site and the Group Winemakers, and within established parameters, the Assistant Winemaker contributes to the management of all winemaking operations.

Key Accountabilities;
• Monitor the winemaking program and laboratory schedule in conjunction with the Winemakers and Laboratory Manager
• Drive exceptional levels of winery hygiene and general housekeeping
• Ensure the relevant analysis and amelioration of juice/wine on site is performed as required to ensure compliance with wine specifications
• Carry out cellar work as required, following all work instructions and safety procedures
• Undertake winemaking trials as required
• Report on site operations in a timely, accurate and clear manner
• Oversee grape intake and processing according to supplied schedule
• Conduct press cuts and juice assessments
• Participate in the daily ferment tastings during vintage and the subsequent delivery of work orders
• In the absence of the Cellar Supervisor, maintain supplies and storage condition of winery materials as requested and required

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a range of benefits including a wine allowance, health and wellbeing initiatives, and access to our brand new rewards program.

Job Requirements
The right person for this position will have a degree in winemaking and a passion for all things wine! You've been exposed to premium cool climate wine production, and have completed at least two vintages working in a premium winemaking facility. Ideally, you have some experience working as an Assistant Winemaker or Winemaker.

From this experience you can demonstrate that you are enthusiastic, reliable and energetic; with strong communication skills and a desire to learn and grow your career.

You hold (or are willing to obtain) a high risk work license to operate a forklift.

Employer Contact Information
Houghton Wines - Accolade Wines
10460 Vasse Highway
Nannup WA 6275
Houghton Wines - Accolade Wines Jenny Styles
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Houghton Nannup Winery is a premium winemaking facility that produces quality wines. The Houghton Nannup Winery site is 300km South of Perth and approx. 65km East of Margaret River in Western Australia.

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