Winemaker - Paxton Wines

Wine Network Consulting Pty Ltd
McLaren Vale, SA 5171
03 5962 2427 (Main Phone)
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Qualifications Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Job Description

By the spectacular beaches 40 minutes south of Adelaide, Paxton Wines is one of the most progressive, forward-thinking houses in McLaren Vale today. This is an incredible opportunity for a similarly motivated, professional winemaker to drive a compelling portfolio of wines.

Established in 1979 by David Paxton, one of Australia’s most experienced and respected viticulturists, today the business is a regional leader with some of the largest holdings – approximately 82 Hectares - of organically and biodynamically farmed vineyards in McLaren Vale. The family released their first wine in 2000 and today the range showcases McLaren Vale’s fruit quality, natural diversity and varietal expression. The wines are enjoyed around Australia, the UK, Europe, North America and across Asia.

Job Requirements

Reporting to the Operations Manager and with the support of consultant Kate Goodman, this is a well-rounded role. From hands-on winemaking and mentoring of the winery team, to high-level strategic input, financial management (both OPEX and CAPEX) and market support activity as the face of the brand, this is as challenging as it is exciting. The successful candidate will have a passion for fine wine plus extensive knowledge of viticulture, modern winery management and sharp business acumen. They will also have a no-compromise attitude to OH&S and environmental custodianship.

Paxton Wines supports a culture of continuous improvement and professional development. The remuneration package is competitive, commensurate with the role and experience of the candidate.

A detailed position description can be viewed at

Employer Contact Information
Wine Network Consulting Pty Ltd
Office 4 5-7 Green Street
Healesville VIC 3777
Wine Network Consulting Pty Ltd Rachael Sutcliffe
Established in 1994, Wine Network and its personnel are established and highly respected professional resources for the wine industry in Australia and overseas.

Wine Network offers a full range of advisory services for wine and viticultural businesses aimed at optimising wine quality, operational efficiency and business sustainability.

Our consultants and associates have extensive industry experience, and we offer tailor-made advice services to suit both new and established businesses of varying sizes.

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