Assistant Winemaker - Katnook Estate
Coonawarra, SA 5263
Application Closing Date
Full Time - Permanent
Enrich Your Everyday
At Accolade Wines, our purpose is to enrich everyday moments through our amazing wine brands. It goes without saying that everything we do as an organisation and as individuals is in service of fulfilling this purpose.
As one of the world’s leading wine companies, our award-winning portfolio includes loved brands such as Hardys, Grant Burge, St Hallett, House of Arras, Petaluma, Banrock Station, Mud House, Jam Shed, Tatachilla, Houghton and many more.
The driving force behind our business is our people, their expertise, their passion and their professionalism. With over 1,400 dedicated employees in Australia, the UK, Europe, Asia, South Africa, New Zealand and North and South America, it is our teamwork that sets us apart.
About the Role
The Assistant Winemaker works with a hands-on approach as part of the team creating Katnook Estate wines as well as other wines in Accolade Wines' premium portfolio.
Working with guidance from the Senior Winemaker and Winemaker on site plus Group Winemakers, and within established parameters, the Assistant Winemaker contributes to the management of all winemaking operations.
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 and laboratory 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
Maintain supplies and storage condition of winery materials as requested and required
You have a degree in winemaking and a passion for all things wine! You've been exposed to premium cool climate winemaking (or can demonstrate a passion), 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 licence to operate a forklift.
About the Offer
This is a full-time, permanent role based at our estate winery in Coonawarra.
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.
Sound like your kind of drop? Please apply before Friday 6 August 2021.
Employer Contact Information
Rich in heritage and tradition, Katnook is a James Halliday 5-star awarded winery located in Coonawarra in South Australia, one of Australia’s finest wine regions. Established in 1867 by Scottish immigrant John Riddoch, Katnook Estate is one of the oldest existing wineries in the regions and its vineyards stretch over 155 hectares on the famous terra rossa soil strip that runs through Coonawarra.
Katnook produces a premium, iconic Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon and Prodigy Shiraz, its flagship Katnook Estate range and the more contemporary Founder’s Block range. These wines epitomise Katnook’s philosophy of crafting wines from carefully selected parcels of fruit that offer great intensity of flavour, fine balance and integrity of regional and varietal character.
Katnook was recently acquired by Accolade Wines, one of the world’s leading wine companies, with an award-winning portfolio including lHardys, Grant Burge, St Hallett, House of Arras, Petaluma, Banrock Station, Mud House, Jam Shed, Tatachilla, Houghton and many more.