Marlborough Winemaker - Joval Family Wines

Joval Family Wines
Level 3, 436 Johnston Street
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
03 8413 8365 (Main Phone)
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Full Time - Permanent
Job Description
We currently have a brilliant opportunity for a dynamic, self-motivated and talented individual to join our tight knit friendly team in the role of Marlborough Winemaker. Reporting to the Finance and Operations Director, this fantastic role will mostly be based out of our Sound of White Vineyard in Blenheim with occasional domestic and international travel for trade events and roadshows. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to take the next step in their wine making career, someone who self-motivated, a great communicator and has their finger on the pulse with regards to brand, the consumer, trade and the wider industry. Our aim is simple, we just want the most talented, successful person for the job!
Job Requirements
What will you be doing.....

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the entire breadth of wine making from growers’ contracts, fruit selection, production and bottling. He/she will also work closely with both our Brand Manager and distributors to ensure the finished product meets all the commercial requirements of brand and is positively received in the trade both in New Zealand and Australia.

If this sounds like you then find below some (not all) of tasks you will be responsible for…
• Build and maintain relationships with growers
• Host and attend trade events/master classes – including internal staff education
• Oversee and manage staff members
• Build a network in the local community which will benefit the brand (i.e. Influencers and writers)
• Deliver a wine to the standard required – understand cost structure and margin
• Contribute to the on-going management of the vineyard
• Monitor wine production at contract facility
• Support brands through active social media
• Provide marketing team with brand/varietal insights and tasting notes

What we'd ideally like you to have....
• Tertiary qualifications in oenology
• Minimum 5 years’ wine making experience, Marlborough region preferred
• Strong communication and negotiation skills
• Highly motivated and self-driven attitude
• Prior people management experience preferred
• High level of presentation and ability to work within a team environment
• Lastly a “can do attitude”

If this sounds like your kind of role, you have the background and skills we’re looking for and are seeking an opportunity with one of Australia and New Zealand’s premier wine producers then apply within.

Nb: The successful applicant will be required to submit a police check as part of their employment application.
Employer Contact Information
Joval Family Wines
Level 3, 436 Johnston Street
Abbotsford VIC 3067
Joval Family Wines is a collection of highly successful wine brands and Australia's first wine style specific glassware range.

Our aim is to make the best wines, from the best grapes, grown in their most suitable regions. To do this we team with exceptional winemakers in Australia, New Zealand, France and Italy whose focus is to make wines with a sense of place and from highly regarded varietals.

In Australia our brands include: Tar & Roses, Sticks, Rising, In Dreams, Cake Wines, Mojo Winemakers, RockBare and Plumm.

In New Zealand we produce Catalina Sounds, Crowded House, Nanny Goat Vineyards, Totara, and Ta Nui.

Our European brands are: Bandini Prosecco, Aquilani, Rameau d'Or, Debussy and Reverie.

Our parent company Joval Wine Group proudly distributes these wines through their fine wine distribution companies red+white and Mezzanine The Fine Wine Specialist.

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