Cellar Production Manager in the beautiful Mudgee Region - Pieter van Gent Wines

Pieter van Gent Winery & Vineyard
141 Black Springs Road
Eurunderee, NSW 2850
02 63733030 (Main Phone)
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Job Description
Pieter van Gent Wines, located in the beautiful Mudgee Valley, is seeking an experienced Cellar Production Manager to join our dynamic boutique wine business. We are seeking a person who has a passion for making premium wines and ports and is able to work with cellar door staff and liaise with vineyard contractors in addition to local growers and several contract winemaking clients.

Reporting to our General Manager, the Cellar Production Manager will oversee for production of wine for the PvG brand and for several other local Mudgee cellar door brands. You will be responsible for maintaining a safe and efficiently run workplace, driving continuous improvement and ensuring regulatory compliance and quality standards are met.

This position will involve:

• General production duties include all cellar operations from grape receivial through to fermentation management, overseeing blending, oak management, sensory bench trials, and preparation for bottling. Includes a hands-on approach including racking, cleaning, barrel work, transfers, filtrations etc.

• Liaising with contractors and continued development and evolution of wine styles.

• Managing and overseeing the bottling & packaging including the operation of a small scale fully-automated bottling line

• Some vineyard work and management work as required

• Some work in the cellar door.

• Day to day production planning

• Ensuring all records are kept up to date

• Adherence to specific product styles for in house lines as well as for a small number of contract winemaking clients

• Vintage management and scheduling

• Storage and ullage management

• Oak selection and management

Job Requirements

• Minimum of 5 years experience working in wineries; Oenology qualification preferred but not essential

• Australian Forklift licence

• Drivers licence

• Strong organisational and communication skills, both verbal and written essential

• Must be able to work autonomously in a hands-on role and also mange staff

• Good administration and computer literacy skills

• Must have an Australian citizenship/permanent residency or full rights to work and live in Australia without restriction.

• Suited to physical work and will be prepared to work flexible hours as well as long hours over the vintage period

Applicants must have Australian citizenship/residency or a valid existing Australian work visa

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

Employer Contact Information
Pieter van Gent Winery & Vineyard
141 Black Springs Road
Eurunderee NSW 2850
Pieter van Gent Winery & Vineyard Philip van Gent
We are proudly celebrating our 42nd anniversary of Pieter van Gent Winery in Mudgee. In this short time, we have seen the wine industry in Mudgee grow from a few wineries to over forty-five cellar doors. Working through floods and droughts, it's hard work and requires determination and passion to survive, but in the end it's all for the industry we love.

Our founder, Pieter van Gent, had determination and passion. He made the first Chardonnay wine in Australia in 1971 at Craigmoor Winery, before going on to win every wine medal possible during his career, including the coveted Adelaide Wine Show's Montgomery Trophy in 1974 for Best Burgundy.

Phil van GentIn 1979, Pieter set up his own Winery and Vineyard, bringing Chardonnay cuttings from Craigmoor Vineyard- the oldest in Australia. Pieter retired in 2006 after achieving a successful career and building a sound business.

Philip van Gent, son and winemaker, leads this company forward with his own determination and passion. Our future respects the environment through organic farming, recycling and restoration of native wetlands and billabongs as we forever move forward.

 We align ourselves with organisations and individuals who share the same drive and dedication, such as select sporting events and support for youth in the arts and education.

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