Chief Winemaker - Feathertop Winery

Wine Network Consulting Pty Ltd
6619 Great Alpine Road
Porepunkah, VIC 3740
03 5962 2427 (Main Phone)
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Qualifications Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Moderate Domestic Travel
Job Description

Based near Bright in the Victorian High Country, Feathertop is seeking an astute, independent Chief Winemaker to take the reins of a very unique portfolio. This is a rare opportunity to drive quality and be part of a creative, dedicated team with a holistic business focus.

Established in 1988 as one of the pioneering houses of the Alpine Valleys, today the 18 Ha vineyard has an amazing range of varieties with several Italian classics, including 4 clones of Nebbiolo and 7 clones of Sangiovese. The winery is well-appointed, maintained and situated in the most stunning location at the base of Mt Buffalo. The portfolio offering is comprehensive: from sparkling through a range of fine white wines to medium-bodied reds and even a small set of fortifieds.

The business model is modern, sharply focussed on the consumer experience and relationships, making the ambassadorial and leadership responsibilities central to success. In addition to the DTC focus of the business, the site boasts unique member-only access via the significant, expanding wine club.
Job Requirements

Reporting to the business owner, the Chief Winemaker will be responsible for the efficient and safe operation of vineyard, winery and bottling activities plus overall wine quality. Driving this while part of the tight, nimble leadership and management team, plus engaging with the broader wine community makes it a demanding, complex role. It requires a high level of organisation, professionalism and commitment to the business’ standards of wine quality, customer value, safety and environmental responsibility.

Feathertop has a strong culture of professional development and an attractive remuneration package is available to the successful candidate.

A detailed position description can be seen at
Employer Contact Information
Wine Network Consulting Pty Ltd
Office 4 5-7 Green Street
Healesville VIC 3777
Wine Network Consulting Pty Ltd Rachael Sutcliffe
Established in 1994, Wine Network and its personnel are established and highly respected professional resources for the wine industry in Australia and overseas.

Wine Network offers a full range of advisory services for wine and viticultural businesses aimed at optimising wine quality, operational efficiency and business sustainability.

Our consultants and associates have extensive industry experience, and we offer tailor-made advice services to suit both new and established businesses of varying sizes.

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