Winemaker – Based in Victoria
Handpicked Wines is an Australian based producer, headquartered in Sydney, with vineyards in the Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley and Barossa Valley. We have also established long-term partnerships with growers in wine regions across Australia and overseas.
An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced winemaker to join our young and dynamic team which aspires to walk our own path in the wine industry.
You will be responsible for:
Producing wines of a style and quality appropriate to our target customers, under the guidance of the Chief Winemaker
Managing designated Stock Keeping Units (SKUs), including effective control of the winemaking process from vineyard to bottle
Acting as a brand ambassador working with Sales and Marketing as needed
Supporting Handpicked Chief Winemaker to manage suppliers including contract winemakers, grape and wine purchasing, and to ensure compliance with wine laws (domestic and export countries)
Keeping abreast of winemaking trends, including new grape varieties and winemaking styles
Working with vineyard managers to drive operational and qualitative improvements
Maintaining a comprehensive winery records system
Developing and coaching the production team with special focus on OH&S
Reporting to the Chief Winemaker, you will be based in Bittern, Victoria and will be expected to travel regularly to associated vineyards and wineries both within Victoria and interstate. There will also be occasional travel overseas both in Asia and further afield.
The Successful Applicant will have the following competencies:
Tertiary qualification in wine science/Oenology or closely related discipline
Minimum 10 years’ experience in winemaking
Good organisational skills, proven ability to plan ahead and prioritise workload
Strong communication skills, both written and oral
Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment
Good analytical and negotiation skills
Attention to detail
We offer a very competitive remuneration package aimed to attract candidates who thrive in a fast paced business environment that is all about growth!
How to Apply
To apply please send your resume to Joanne Winterbottom at firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Friday 18 July, 2014. Visit our website at www.handpickedwines.com.au