Assistant Winemaker (Cellar Management Focus) - Coonawarra Jack Winery

Coonawarra Jack Winery
15025 Riddoch Highway
Coonawarra, SA 5263
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Experience Required
Qualifications Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Light Domestic Travel
Job Description
Coonawarra Jack Winery is family owned and operated, soon to celebrate 50 years of operation at the famous site in the heart of Coonawarra. We are a large winery with a capacity of 10,000 tonne, however are dedicated to batch winemaking and individual expressionism.

We have an opportunity for an Assistant Winemaker to join our winemaking team and become involved in the creation of our exciting portfolio of wines, as well as help support our contract winemaking clients.

You must be, above all things, a passionate and driven individual who has a thirst for knowledge and a keenness to help push boundaries. A strong work ethic and attention to detail are highly valuable traits we also seek.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join our team who will be there to nurture your development as you take another step in the development of your winemaking career.
Job Requirements
As the Assistant Winemaker with a focus on cellar management, you will play a crucial role in the winemaking process, within our Winemaking Team and in all aspects of cellar operations. You will be responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the cellar, maintaining the highest standards of wine quality throughout the production process, and assisting in creating a large array of exceptional wines.

Key Responsibilities:
• Participate in the Winemaking Team in all aspects of winemaking, from grape processing to cellar operations.
• Oversee cellar operations, including vintage operations, fermentation management, barrel work, racking, and blending.
• Manage cellar inventories and ensure accurate record-keeping of all cellar activities.
• Monitor wine quality throughout the winemaking process, conducting sensory evaluations and making recommendations for adjustments as needed.
• Collaborate with the production team to develop and implement cellar protocols and procedures.
• Train and supervise cellar staff, providing guidance and support as needed.
• Assist in the development of new wine products and participate in tasting panels and blending trials.
• Ensure compliance with all safety regulations and quality control standards.
• Potential management of our bottling line production.

• Bachelor's degree in Oenology, Viticulture, Food Science, or related field.
• 3+ years of experience in a winery cellar, with a focus on cellar management.
• Strong technical knowledge of winemaking processes and cellar operations.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
• Strong attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality wines.
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
• Flexibility to work extended hours and weekends during peak production periods.
• Forklift certification and experience is preferred.

Competitive salary will be offered, commensurate with experience. Opportunities for professional development and advancement within the company will also be available.

If you are a passionate and driven individual with a strong background in cellar management and a love for winemaking, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity to join our team at Coonawarra Jack Winery.

Further enquiries can be directed to

Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your relevant experience and qualifications.
OR via email using the 'APPLY NOW' link above.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Applicants must have Australian citizenship/residency or a valid Australian work permit.
Employer Contact Information
Coonawarra Jack Winery
15025 Riddoch Highway
Coonawarra SA 5263
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Coonawarra Jack Winery Pty Ltd is located centrally within the famous terra rossa strip of Coonawarra. Coonawarra Jack Winery is quickly developing a respectable reputation for crafting it's own unique quality branded wines, offering reliable contract wine grape processing and secure wine storage.

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