Winemaker - Kilikanoon

6962 Horrocks Highway
Leasingham, SA 5452
+61 8 8849 2356 (Main Phone)
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Experience Required
Qualifications Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
No Travel
Job Description
Based in the picturesque the Clare Valley, Kilikanoon is seeking a passionate, hands-on winemaker to join our team.
Reporting to the Chief Winemaker, this role would be part of the leadership team and key position in the winery and production teams. With the role primarily focused in the growing winery, the winemaker would be charged with continuing the high standard of brand while having a direct input to the development of wine style.

This diverse role will see the winemaker working in and managing a small team, which will encompass all areas of production, bottling and logistics. This will include by not limited to;
• Leading small teams during harvest
• Fruit assessment and grape intake
• All aspects of managing the winery procedures
• Co-ordinating with suppliers and managing dry goods
• Overseeing trials and new product development
• Assists with general maintenance and performance of wine equipment
• Blending of Kilikanoon’s portfolio wines and local grower wines
• Liaising and logistical planning of bottling
• Representing the winery when required at various events through the year

Job Requirements
• A tertiary degree in winemaking
• Multiple vintages work with a wide range of varieties
• A high level of attention to detail
• A willingness to take initiative
• Ability to work in small teams as well as often individually
• A sense of flexibility and a committed work ethic
• Ability to enjoy a glass at the end of a long day with the team

This position is available for an immediate start as to establish familiarity with the winery prior to the 2022 harvest.
A competitive remuneration package and benefits will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

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 in Show’ trophy (Decanter Awards, 2019) and Australian Red Wine of the Year' (IWC,2021). 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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