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Senior Winemaker

Accolade Wines

McLaren Vale, SA, NA   Australia

Job Description:

Accolade Wines is looking for a Senior Winemaker to lead the team at the Tintara Winery. Based in the heart of the McLaren Vale wine industry for 160 years, Tintara is Accolade’s most premium winemaking facility responsible for leading wines including Eileen Hardy, Reynella, Tintara and Leasingham. We are seeking an energetic, passionate, commercially astute and experienced Senior Winemaker with an opportunity to join this dynamic and innovative company.

Reporting to the General Manager of Global Operations, this exciting position offers the opportunity to work closely with the Group Winemakers and viticulturists. You will be responsible and accountable for the efficient and effective performance of all activities at the Tintara site. The position requires a particular emphasis on red wine fermentation and maturation, whilst at the same time inputting into white wine and sparkling bases. This role also requires input into brand development through PR activity both locally and interstate.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of both warm and cool climate fruit resource, in particular the demonstrated ability of handling grapes from a variety of different regions. This position will help produce a range of wines for both premium and commercial price points for a number of different brands within the Accolade portfolio.

Tertiary qualifications in oenology, winemaking or a related science degree are essential. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in a senior winemaking role, coupled with substantial experience in winery operations and demonstrated leadership with people management skills. Excellent verbal and written communication, problem solving skills, ability to plan and organise and commercial acumen is imperative.

If you have the passion, knowledge, skills and experience described above, we would like to hear from you! An attractive salary package is on offer to the right person, based on experience.

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How to Apply

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Andrew Sullivan by email to .

Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8865. Applications close on Friday 25 July 2014.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, July 11th
Type of Work:
Full Time


Contact Information
Accolade Wines