Vintage / Harvest Team - Kilikanoon

6962 Horrocks Highway
Leasingham, SA 5452
+61 8 8849 2356 (Main Phone)
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Work Schedule
No Travel
Job Description
Kilikanoon in the prestigious wine region of the Clare Valley is assembling its cellar team for the 2021 harvest. The team will start to come together in early January, with harvest lasting through till April/May.

Kilikanoon produces high end wines from estate vineyards throughout the Clare Valley – which includes some of the oldest continual producing vineyards in the Valley. With award winning Riesling, Pinot Gris, Semillon, Grenache, Mataro, Shiraz, Cabernet, Malbec and Montepulciano – Kilikanoon embraces traditional hands-on winemaking to produce its modern and vibrant wines.

As part of our small team, you will be exposed to some of the finest fruit and participate in all areas of the production from crusher through to barrel room.
Due to the nature of our small team, prior harvest / winery experience is desirable as is holding an Australian fork lift certification. We are able to provide on the job training for the right applicant.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently only able to consider applicants who are already within Australia – either Australian residents or people already living and working in Australia with a valid Work Visa. We are happy to assist winemakers who are in Australia and eligible for Work Visa extension.

We are also able to assist successful applicants with finding accommodation in the region.

Job Requirements
Ideal candidates will have the following;

• Vintage cellar experience / Winery operation experience.
• A positive ‘can do’ attitude towards work, and high attention to detail.
• Be able to work as part of a team but also independently when required.
• Be reliable, punctual, able to adapt to work variable shift hours.
• A strong grasp of written and spoken English
• Physically fit and able to lift 15-20kg, safely carry hoses, move barrels, plunge red ferments etc.

• Must have a passion for the wine industry, and good sense of humour.

It will be an advantage for people with fork lift experience and basic lab experience.

If this sounds like you, please submit your resume and brief cover letter via the Apply link above.

Employer Contact Information
6962 Horrocks Highway
Leasingham SA 5452
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Since its foundation in 1997, Kilikanoon has established itself as an iconic brand in the highly regarded Clare Valley - winning coveted awards such as Winery of the Year (James Halliday, 2013), Australian Producer of the Year (IWSC, 2018), Best Australian Producer (Mundus Vini International, 2019 & 2017) and a ‘Best in Show’ (Decanter Awards, 2019) for its Attunga Shiraz. Kilikanoon has solidified itself as one Australia’s truly premier wine houses via its commitment to the brand’s founding ideal of uncompromised excellence.

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