Head Winemaker (U.K.) - Defined Wine

Canterbury, KEN
United Kingdom
03 5962 2427 (Main Phone)
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Light Domestic Travel
Job Description

Defined Wine, near Canterbury, UK, are seeking a Head Winemaker to begin in July/August 2020. The role will oversee all winemaking and production operations.

Defined Wine is the UK’s first specialist contract winemaker, providing a diverse range of options - from comprehensive “crate to case” winemaking to specific services for a broad range of clients. From the very smallest parcels to the larger UK houses, the approach is specifically tailored to the wine style and business needs of each client. The results are exciting and attracting attention in both trade and media.

This role is responsible for day-to-day operations plus financial, environmental and OH&S management. Reporting to the CEO, the Head Winemaker will lead and develop both winery and production teams. From hands-on winemaking to higher-level strategy and client meetings, the role is as broad as it is challenging. The Head Winemaker must be familiar with a full range of styles for cool-climate sparkling and still wines.

The role involves vineyard visits in Southern England and occasional travel to Europe.

Job Requirements

This is a position for a meticulous, experienced winemaker with a competitive remuneration package. The winery is based in one of the most beautiful parts of Southern England, less than one hour from London by train and 20 minutes from the Channel Ports.

Skills and Qualifications:
• At least 10 years’ relevant experience in professional winery environments;
• Tertiary qualification in oenology, ideally with cool climate experience;
• Familiarity with modern management systems, including laboratory and winery software;
• Valid driver’s licence and ability to travel;
• Eligibility to work in the UK is essential.

A detailed job description can be downloaded here - www.winenet.com.au/recruitment

Please forward a copy of your CV and cover letter via email using the 'APPLY FOR JOB’ link above by Sunday, 31st May 2020.

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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