Winemaker - Casella Family Brands

Casella Family Brands
Farm 1471 Wakley Road
Yenda, NSW 2681
0269613000 (Main Phone)
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Full Time - Permanent
No Travel
Job Description
Since its inception in 2001, [yellow tail] has grown to be the Most Powerful Australian Wine Brand in the World and fifth Most Powerful Wine Brand globally. Casella Family Brands exports over 12 and a half million cases of [yellow tail] to more than 50 countries around the world every year and more than two and a half million glasses of [yellow tail] are enjoyed around the world each day.
Today Casella Family Brands is proud to present its portfolio which alongside [yellow tail] brings together Peter Lehmann Wines, Brands Laira, Morris Wine, Baileys of Glenrowan and the Casella premium range of wines.

As part of our growth strategy, we are seeking passionate and talented people to advance their career with Australia’s largest family owned winery.
Responsibilities will include stabilising, fine tuning and filtration of wines for bottling; assistance with vintage planning and approval of blends for bottling; determining volumes required for packaging; supervising shifts during vintage; attendance at tastings and functions as required. Vintage tasks include intake juice adjustments and handling, White and Red ferment managements and cold stabilisations.

Job Requirements
The ideal candidate will have:
• Tertiary qualifications in Winemaking or Science.
• Demonstrated Winemaking ability over a minimum three years, in diverse operations, specialising in large wineries.
• Ability to manage large teams, including effective communication skills
• Demonstrated effective leadership and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent organisation and planning skills including use of computer systems.
• Demonstrated presentation and communication skills.
• A practical understanding of running a large winery on a profitable basis.

Prior experience with EZY-Wine software would also be an advantage as would experience in all aspects of fast moving commercial table wine production.

Applicants must have Australian citizenship/residency or a valid existing Australian work visa.

Please forward a copy of your CV and cover letter via email using the 'APPLY FOR JOB' link above.
Employer Contact Information
Casella Family Brands
Farm 1471 Wakley Road
Yenda NSW 2681
The Casella family’s success story from humble beginnings has been told many times over and is still one of the most remarkable in Australian winemaking history. It begins with Filippo and Maria Casella setting sail from Italy to Australia to find a better way of life and eventually settling in Yenda, New South Wales. After many years of hard work and struggle, it was in 2001 that things really changed for the family. Driven by John’s vision to create an approachable wine that consumers wanted to drink and could easily understand, [yellow tail] wines were fruit forward, delicious and soft on the palate with no jargon. The rapid success in the US market made [yellow tail] a global phenomenon, and the wines are still enjoyed by millions of people around the world every day.

John’s passion for Australian winemaking and love of the land his family now call home, has led to the expansion of the company to include some of the country’s most iconic wineries. Honouring decades of family winemaking tradition, John’s desire is to showcase the regional excellence of Australia’s most famed regions and widely respected winemakers.

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