Vintage Cellar Hands - Beresford Estate Wines / MWA

Beresford Estate Wines / Make Wines Australia
347 Davidson Road
Langhorne Creek, SA 5255
08 85373342 (Main Phone)
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Experience Required
Qualifications Required
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Work Schedule
Full Time - Casual
No Travel
Job Description
At Make Wines Australia we produce premium wines from our McLaren Vale, Blewitt Springs & Adelaide Hills vineyards, predominantly for the growing Beresford Estate and Press & Bloom range. We also produce other popular wines & products such as Galway Pipe Grand Tawny, Queen Adelaide, Andrew Garrett Sparkling Shiraz, Adelaide Hills Three Oaks Cider & Bickford’s pomegranate juice. We produce our wide range of products at our modern winery in the beautiful Langhorne Creek region of South Australia.

We are looking for 3 people to join our small Langhorne Creek winery crew as Cellar Hands for the upcoming 2024 Vintage. Commencing in February 2024 for approximately 8-12 weeks, we operate on day and some afternoon shifts only, with no night shifts. Shifts, weekends and public holidays are included at the WIA overtime rates.

Whilst previous vintage experience will be highly regarded, it is not essential. On the job training, EWP and Confined Space Entry training is also provided. For the right person there is also an opportunity for ongoing employment, with at least one position expected to continue past May.

Duties will include all cellar operations including grape and pomegranate receival and processing, operating the crusher, racking and transfers/wine movements, cleaning and pressure washing, filtration, fermentation, pump overs, fermentation sampling, barrel work, cellar hygiene and other vintage processing. All of our people are expected to ensure a high standard of hygiene of all vessels and cellar equipment.

Job Requirements

• A friendly, cheerful and positive attitude and the ability to work well in a close-knit team
• Reliable, trustworthy and energetic
• Organisational skills and an attention to detail
• Have a good level of fitness
• Be self-motivated, proactively solve issues & work autonomously
• Lead by example and take pride in the quality of your work & workplace
• Ability to work in an outdoor environment - sun protection & wet weather gear supplied
• Ability to work flexible hours during the vintage period
• Understanding of safe work practices
• Understanding of the importance of hygiene and cleanliness in the cellar

• Own reliable transport and accommodation
• Forklift (high risk) licence will be highly regarded but is not essential

We're excited to have the chance to welcome new people to our team for Vintage 2024. Please forward a copy of your CV AND a brief cover letter via email using the 'APPLY FOR JOB’ link above.

Employer Contact Information
Make Wines Australia
347 Davidson Road
Langhorne Creek SA 5255
Make Wines Australia Chad Smith
Make Wines Australia is a large part of the family owned Bickford’s Group, producing a wide range of quality products from our Langhorne Creek winery. Our focus is on our premium wines from our McLaren Vale and Blewitt Springs vineyards for the multi-award winning Beresford Estate range. We also produce popular products such as Press & Bloom, Galway Pipe Grand Tawny, Queen Adelaide, Andrew Garrett sparkling Shiraz Adelaide Hills Three Oaks Cider and Bickford’s pomegranate juice.

Based at our winery in Langhorne Creek, our winemaking team skillfully craft our wines to not only reflect the values of the Beresford brand, but also encapsulates the nuances of the vineyard from which they were sourced.

We can offer valuable exposure to a wide range of products and winery processes from small batch whites, sparkling, brandy spirit bases, premium red wines in tiny parcels, larger batches of red wines for our sister brands and fortified wine bases, cider utilising fresh Adelaide Hills juice, grape juice concentrating and even pomegranate juice.

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