Winemaker - West Cape Howe Wines

West Cape Howe
14923 Muir Highway
Mount Barker, WA 6324
08 9892 1444 (Main Phone)
Manages Others
Experience Required
Qualifications Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Light Domestic Travel
Job Description
West Cape Howe Wines is a family owned, medium sized producer, located in Mt Barker; part of the stunning Great Southern Wine Region of Western Australia. The winery provides contract winemaking for a diverse range of clients as well as making wines for its own branded portfolio.

An opportunity now exists for an experienced Winemaker to join our team, working with our clients as well as with our own label to produce high quality wines. The successful candidate will have the chance to work with a range of varieties and wine styles with fruit sourced from the Great Southern, Margaret River, Geographe and Perth Hills. With wines ranging from small batch through to larger commercial products, an eye to detail is essential.

The role includes but is not limited to:
• Vintage processing and critical decision making at this busy time
• Staff management
• Working with clients to achieve their desired quality outcomes
• Participating in tasting, blending and trial work
• Management of winery wet and dry goods including barrel orders
• Logistics of interstate production for contract clients
• Finding markets for bulk wine sales and limited lines of bottled product
• Liaising with clients in international markets for delivery of bulk and bottled stock

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to grow with the position, taking greater responsibility in all facets of the business.

Job Requirements
The successful client will have:
• A completed degree in Wine Science (Oenology) or equivalent
• 5+ years of winemaking experience, ideally in a cool climate region
• Operations management experience
• Good planning and organisation skills
• Well-developed communication skills
• Computer skills including management of winery software
• High Risk Work Licence for Forklift Truck
• Good practical winery skills

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.

Employer Contact Information
West Cape Howe
14923 Muir Highway
Mount Barker WA 6324
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West Cape Howe Wines is a medium sized producer located in Mt Barker in the Great Southern Wine Region of Western Australia.

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