Winemaker - Ferngrove Vineyards

Ferngrove Vineyards
276 Ferngrove Road
Frankland River, WA 6396
08 98552378 (Main Phone)
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Qualifications Required
From $80,000 To $120,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Job Description

Full Time - Permanent Position

Founded in 1998, Ferngrove Wines chose Frankland River for its favourable viticultural location 90 kilometres from the coast. The Ferngrove valleys and slopes have the rare combination of rugged, classically West Australian ancient soils and the cooling influence of the converging Southern and Indian Oceans. Vindication of the site is evidenced by over 700 medals in the most respected Australian and International wine shows over that period. Situated in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, the dependable cool climate, gravelly soils, and pioneering spirit creates a remarkable site to make great wine.

About the role:

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced winemaker to join our team. As an integral part of the winery team and reporting to the Chief Winemaker, the Winemaker position is a hands-on role co-ordinating and supervising cellar staff and ensuring day to day winemaking requirements are met whilst adhering to all quality, efficiency and safety standards.

The successful candidate will have opportunities for professional development and career growth.

Job Requirements

Key role requirements are:

• A degree in Oenology or equivalent (or studying towards it)
• Winemaking experience in a medium or large winery (a minimum of 3 years preferred)
• Previous experience with quality management systems
• A good understanding of winery management software
• Be passionate about wine quality
• Effective planning, organising and time management skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong attention to detail and problem solving
• Proven ability to work as part of a team and to mentor/supervise cellar staff
• Current Drivers Licence
• WH&S understanding
• Capacity to work extended hours during vintage

For the right candidate, we will negotiate an attractive remuneration package including base salary (in the range of $80,000 - $120,000 pa), superannuation, on-site house, a fully maintained company vehicle and a generous wine allowance.

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.

Deadlines for application: Monday 3rd June 2024.

Employer Contact Information
Ferngrove Vineyards
60 Boulder Road
Malaga WA 6090
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Ferngrove is an award-winning winery in the pristine Frankland River region of Western Australia.

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