Vintage Cellarhands plus Lab Assistant - Rymill Coonawarra

Rymill Coonawarra
110 Clayfield Road
Glenroy, SA 5263
08 87365001 (Main Phone)
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Job Description
Rymill Coonawarra is seeking Vintage Cellar Hands and one Vintage Laboratory Assistant for the 2022 harvest period.

Rymill Coonawarra Winery sits at the northern end of Coonawarra surrounded by an 80-hectare vineyard, with a second 60-hectare vineyard approximately 20 kilometres to the south. Vineyard establishment began in 1974, with the winery being completed in 1990.

Our major focus is on premium cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon, and as such comprises approximately 40-50% of our annual crush.

Our tight knit team work closely together to ensure a safe, inclusive, and quality focused work environment. Rymill is committed to sustainable winemaking practice and is certified by Sustainable Winegrowing Australia.

Accommodation arrangements can be made for applicants from out of region.

For Cellar Hand applicants, you will be responsible for, but not limited to:
• Maintaining a safe work environment as per workplace OH+S procedures.
• Maintaining a clean and orderly cellar.
• Operating winery equipment including – crusher/destemmer, presses, pumps.
• Carry out cellar operations as required with a focus on quality.
• Assisting Laboratory where required.

For the Lab Assistant, the position will be responsible for, but not limited to:
• Maintaining a safe work environment as per workplace OH+S procedures.
• Maintaining up to date analysis and records on wine batches.
• Grape maturity sampling and analysis.
• Monitoring ferment progression collecting samples for winemakers.
• Yeast/bacteria inoculations.
• Assisting Cellar where required.

Job Requirements
To be successful in the either of the roles you will have:
• A keen interest in wine and winemaking
• Working rights in Australia
• Be in Australia and able to get to South Australia for Vintage
• Own transport and licenced to drive in Australia
• Physically fit and able to work shifts up to 12 hours in length, up to 6 days per week
• Clear communication skills both written and verbal
• Meticulous attention to detail
• A collaborative focus
• Ability to work autonomously when required

Desirable but not essential requirements include:
• Forklift Licence valid in South Australia
• Confined space certification
• Relevant tertiary qualification completed or underway
• 1 year or more previous vintage experience

We plan to have these positions start in early February 2022 and continue through to April/May 2022 depending on the season and workload. There will likely be continuing work available for a candidate or two for a short time longer.

If this interests you, we would love to hear from you.
Submit your resume today via email using the 'APPLY FOR JOB’ link above.

Employer Contact Information
Rymill Coonawarra
110 Clayfield Road
Glenroy SA 5263
Situated in the northern end of the Coonawarra Strip, Rymill Coonawarra produces premium cool climate wines from 140 hectares of vineyards.

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