Winemaker - Kaesler

Kaesler Vineyard and Winery
Barossa Valley Way
Nuriootpa, SA 5355
0409091349 (Mobile Phone)
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Experience Required
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Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Light Domestic Travel
Job Description
- Influential winemaking role
- Iconic Kaesler brand focus

A rare and exciting opportunity has become available to join Dural Wines Australia as the Kaesler Winemaker in the Barossa Valley. We are looking for an experienced winemaker to continue to create our iconic wines, Old Bastard, Old Vine, Bogan and the rest of the estate grown range of wines.

Blessed with an amazing resource of old vines this is an opportunity to be involved from the ground up with a team that is dedicated to achieving high quality and sustainable outcomes.

Reporting directly to the General Manager, the successful applicant will be part of the Management Team and is responsible for the cellar operations, winemaking style and quality reputation of the wines.

As well as providing leadership across the wine production, the Winemaker will be required to be the face of the Kaesler in the market and represent the winery to distributors, trade and cellar door events.

This role will be influential, diverse and hands on and will include:

Work with the General Manager and CEO to develop a focussed, balanced fruit resource of the right scale and quality;
Participate in vineyard and varietal fruit assessments;
Supervise receival and evaluation of fruit at intake in accordance with quality parameters and specifications;
Check and supervise key cellar and winemaking processes including crushing, pressing, clarification, fermentation and filtration;
Manage wine allocations, blending, inventory, plus oak planning and its efficient use;
Evaluate winemaking procedures to ensure quality parameters are being met with a focus on, efficiency and hygiene;
Provide technical input and management for winery capital projects;
Reporting against budget and capex, as well as WHS;
Promote Dural Wines by working with our distributor on a promotional calendar that includes wine dinners, master classes and tastings;
Provide wine education for the cellar door and direct to customer teams;
Preparation of tasting notes and back labels, including ensuring compliance with LIP;
Monitor winemaking trends and ensure that practices adopted are in line with industry best practice;

If you are keen to join a company where you can have an impact and be given the scope and autonomy to make great wine….. this is the role for you.

Please apply online or call Nigel van der Zande on 0409 091 349

Job Requirements
Previous winemaking experience
Employer Contact Information
Kaesler Vineyard and Winery
Barossa Valley Way
Nuriootpa SA 5355
The Kaesler Winery is based in the Barossa with vineyards across the Barossa, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale. Kaesler produces some the Barossa Valley most highly regarded estate grown premium wines.

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