Assistant Winemaker - Leura Park Estate

Leura Park Estate
1400 Portarlington Road
Curlewis, VIC 3222
03 52515628 (Main Phone)
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Full Time - Permanent
No Travel
Job Description
Multi award winning Winery and Vineyard on the Bellarine Peninsula seeks an Assistant Winemaker to join our team.
Our brands include Leura Park Estate, Jack Rabbit Vineyard, Yes Said the Seal, Cat out of the Bag & Flying Brick Cider Co.
This appointment is designed with a view for someone who will proudly take ownership and personal responsibility to become the Winemaker for one of our brands.
The position will be a hands-on role in carrying out the day-to-day tasks & operations of the winery cellar.

The Role:
Reporting to the General Manager - Winery & Vineyard Operations. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to all cellar operations, quality control, record keeping, wine/cider analysis, upkeep and maintenance of winery plant & equipment, grape sampling and maturity analysis, grape & apple processing, cleaning, fermentation management, wine vinification, barrel work, filtration and bottling. You will also be responsible for developing more junior members of the team.

Job Requirements
All About You:
• You will have at least 5 years’ experience in wine making and winery and vineyard operations
• Currently studying or completed Oenology qualification and have a passion for the wine industry
• Proven ability in winemaking, wine tasting and assessment, and wine chemistry
• You have a strong focus on quality, cellar hygiene and team work
• Physically capable and able to lead and manage workflow
• You are passionate about leading and developing Cellar Hands
• You enjoy representing great brands at trade and consumer events
• You will have experience in a wide variety of tasks in and around the vineyard & winery and are prepared to work across both the vineyard and winery as needed
• You are self-motivated, enthusiastic and reliable with excellent organisation and communication skills
• You are hardworking, proactive and work well in a small team environment
• You have the ability to work autonomously at times
• You are prepared to work flexible hours and extended shifts when required
• A current driver’s license and forklift license is a must and a truck license will be advantageous
• Chemical user accreditation highly regarded

Occasional extended hours during the week (specifically Vintage) and over weekends as required.
MUST have unrestricted work rights in Australia.
Offering a competitive salary that will commensurate with the role and experience of the successful applicant.

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

Employer Contact Information
Leura Park Estate
1400 Portarlington Road
Curlewis VIC 3222
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Established in 1995, Leura Park Estate has firmly established itself as a renowned producer of premium cool maritime climate wines.

Leura Park Estate wines are 100% estate grown and predominantly hand picked. A commitment to grape integrity, voice and ‘methode traditionelle’ is showcased in a stable of wines boasting a distinctive and delightful French-style subtlety.

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