Winemaker - Tate Wine

Tate Wine
89 Burswood Riad
Burswood, WA 6100
08 92647800 (Main Phone)
Experience Required
Qualifications Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Job Description
Tate Wine is part of the Tate family-owned businesses, located in the heart of the Margaret River wine region in Western Australia. Since 1969, three generations of passionate Tate family winemakers have contributed to the establishment of the acclaimed Margaret River viticulture and collected countless winemaking accolades, with a focus on producing premium quality wines proudly representing our great region.

An opportunity exists for a motivated Winemaker to join the award-winning Tate Wine team, and work with some of WA’s premier vineyards and wineries. This is a full-time permanent position, reporting to the Director of Winemaking. The successful applicant will be an experienced Winemaker, with the commitment to making wines of the highest quality, and the drive to work in autonomy and in a dynamic team.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications:
• Good understanding and hands-on approach to the winemaking process and techniques, with a focus on wine aging, blending and finishing, production, packaging lines and equipment, transport and logistics.
• Confident negotiation and communication skills
• Highly organized
• Experience in commercial wine production. QA, SOP and/or ISO experience a plus.
• Bachelor of Science/ Applied Science (oenology, wine science, wet chemistry, packaging technology or related)
• 5+ years of experience in related or similar role.
• Strong work ethic and positive attitude.
• Agile self-starter, pro-active problem-solver able to work in a small motivated team and lead reporting colleagues.

Job Requirements
Main Job Responsibilities
• Integral part of the winemaking team, tasting and blending committees, with a focus on wine aging, blending, bottle-ready wines and production logistics.
• Responsible for interstate and international wine sourcing, logistics, negotiations, and production. Oversees the preparation of samples and blends as required by various clients of the Tate Wine portfolio. Maintain clients and supplier relationships.
• Leads the wine bottling preparations, trials, sign-offs and post bottling quality checks. Maintain relationships with bottlers and logistic providers.
• Leads and organizes the Production and Compliance team

An attractive remuneration package, with option for relocation, will be offered to the successful applicant, commensurate with experience and commitment.
This position also offers some work arrangement/ hours flexibility.
Applicants must have Australian citizenship, Permanent Residence, or existing long-term working visa to be able to legally work in Australia.

Please forward a letter of application, resume, and any other relevant documentation via email using the 'APPLY FOR JOB’ link above before 5pm on Friday the 24th of June 2022.

Employer Contact Information
Tate Wine
89 Burswood Riad
Burswood WA 6100
TATE WINE is an established producer of fabulous wines. With ample experience in the Margaret River region, we run under the leadership of Franklin Tate. Our team of wine lovers are responsible for the brands Franklin Tate Estates, Miles From Nowhere and Small World. We appreciate the youthfulness and isolation of the South West region and the abundant opportunity this landscape presents. To us, wine is home.
Wine is TATE.

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