Site Winemaker - Margaret River - Howard Park Wines

Howard Park Wines
543 Miamup Road
08 97565200 (Main Phone)
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Light Domestic Travel
Job Description
We have an opportunity for a Winemaker to join our small winemaking team, located at our winery in Margaret River.

With an annual crush of 3000 to 4000 t , we are seeking a winemaker with a strong technical and practical winemaking background, an outgoing personality, great communication skills, a demonstrable passion for wine and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar size or larger winery.

The key responsibilities of this role include:
• Planning, organising and management of the daily operations of the winery. This includes managing and developing the cellar team, both inside and outside the vintage period.
• Employment of vintage staff and vintage rostering.
• Maintenance of the winery management system – vintrace.
• Maintenance of winery plant and equipment including the effluent system, sampling, monitoring and reporting.
• Wine quality, cellar hygiene and winery safety.
• Liaise with laboratory manager to ensure all Quality Assurance requirements are met.
• All wines made on-site are to specification and bottle ready according to the company’s and contract customer’s bottling schedules.
• Compliance with the company’s food and workplace safety practices and policies and engagement in the ongoing management and implementation thereof.

Job Requirements
The skills and attributes required to be successful in the role, include:
• Well organised and able to train and supervise others to ensure the efficient work flow of the cellar.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• An ability to work under pressure and meet timelines.
• An outgoing personality and a willingness to work as a team.
• Excellent cellar skills and a good understanding of winery machinery.
• A sound understanding of wine chemistry and analysis.
• Willingness and ability to adopt flexible working hours including extended hours during the vintage period.
• A current Forklift license.
• Be able to establish positive relationships with all key stakeholders including other departments within the company and contract customers.
• Meticulous attention to detail.
• A passion for wine and winemaking.
• An understanding of the winemaking for methode traditional wine.
• An enthusiasm for wine and a deep appreciation of wine quality.
• A well developed palate and a global appreciation of wine.

The role reports to Chief &/or Senior Winemaker.

Applicants must hold Australian citizenship or Australian permanent residency to be considered for this role.

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

Employer Contact Information
Howard Park Wines
543 Miamup Road
Cowaramup WA 6286
Howard Park Wines Janice McDonald
Our family-owned company of 30 years has crafted the wines of MadFish, Howard Park and Marchand & Burch. We adopt a friendly working environment with an ethos of dedication, commitment & enjoyment.

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