Chief Winemaker - Turkey Flat Vineyards

Turkey Flat Vineyards
67 Bethany Road
Tanunda, SA 5352
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Experience Required
Qualifications Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
International, Interstate & Intrastate Travel is required
Job Description
Turkey Flat is tucked away on the edge of Tanunda in the beautiful Barossa Valley, surrounded by historic vineyards dating back to 1847. The name Turkey Flat Vineyards derives from the Prussian settlers of Bethany and Langmeil in the early 1840s. They noticed that a large native bird frequented the rich flats located towards the lower end of the Tanunda Creek. They called the site ‘Turkey Flat’, as a result the significance of the bird and the original landscape it came from, symbolises the artwork on the Turkey Flat Vineyard’s wine labels.

We are now delighted to re-launch this exciting, busy, rewarding key position, ideal for a hands-on wine maker wishing to lead and work with a small team of passionate wine professionals. You will be the person who wants to show your creativity through expressive wines, by controlling all aspects of wine production.

Job Requirements
Key areas of responsibility include:
• Vintage Co-ordination
• Blending to the style of Turkey Flat ready for onsite bottling
• Winery Management and coordination
• Winery Maintenance
• Oversee the Warehouse and Bottling line manager
• Work closely with the Vineyard Manager to achieve quality fruit production
• Wine focused public relations activities

Completed tertiary qualification in Oenology with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role is strongly preferred.

An attractive remuneration package will be offered commensurate with your qualifications and experience.

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

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Please forward a copy of your CV and cover letter via email using the 'APPLY FOR JOB' link above by 5pm on Tuesday 5 July 2022.

Employer Contact Information
Turkey Flat Vineyards
67 Bethany Road
Tanunda SA 5352
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Turkey Flat, a family-owned estate which plays a vital role in the Barossa Valley’s rich cultural heritage. Situated on the banks of Tanunda Creek in the heart of Barossa where bush turkeys once roamed, reside Shiraz vines from 1847, some of the oldest in Australia. Christie Schulz is the fourth generation to become caretaker of this remarkable estate. We are a true estate winery, growing, making, bottling, and marketing our wines. All aspects of our vineyards are committed to reducing the environmental footprint, with a vision of a truly sustainable agricultural business which operates as a functional, not just a consumptive part of the ecosystem.

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