Assistant Winemaker

Balgownie Estate
17 October 2022
46 Hermitage Road, Maiden Gully, Australia
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The Role:

The Assistant Winemaker will have a hands-on approach to winemaking whilst supporting the Head Wine Maker to ensure that high quality wine is produced.

  • Wine transfers and use of all winery pumps
  • Barrel work including racking, cleaning and maintenance
  • Cleaning operations in regards all winery tanks, equipment and the winery environs
  • Laboratory testing and analysis including fining and blending trials
  • Preparation and addition of all required wine additives
  • Wine assessment/tasting
  • Operation and maintenance of all winery vintage equipment including forklift
  • Data entry into the winery record system via the EZY wine system.
  • Stocktaking as required.

The Benefits:

  • Full time ongoing role with opportunity for advancement
  • Fantastic staff discounts on wine, food & accommodation!
  • Career Progression - This is a long-term career opportunity with ongoing mentorship and supportive management to achieve internal progression.
  • Excellent workplace wellbeing program as well as recognition program.

About You:

  • Be studying winemaking and or have recently completed a degree
  • Have a high level of attention to detail
  • Have wine tasting experience of quality wines
  • Have obtained a high-risk forklift license & preferably a confined space permit
  • Be able to work well within a team and be able to lead the team as required.
  • Have own reliable car to drive to and from Maiden Gully

About Us:

Balgownie Estate Bendigo is a 4-star Estate boasting stunning accommodation, a cellar door and fine dining at our newly renovated restaurant. Our original vineyards are the oldest in the region planted in 1969. From there Balgownie become an influential red wine producer in regional Victoria, producing rich savoury wines with moderate alcohol and intelligent use of oak. With Vineyards in both Bendigo and the Yarra Valley we produce all of our wine in our onsite winemaking facilities in Bendigo.

  • Balgownie Estate wine varieties including: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Viognier and more.
  • Located in Maiden Gully, 10 minutes outside of Bendigo
  • Award winning winery rated 5 red stars in James Halliday Wine Companion 2022.
  • Opportunity to work with a highly skilled and knowledgeable wine maker Tony Winspear.

Must have full permanent working rights in Australia with no restrictions and weekend availability. No public transport is available to our location - must have your own transport.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $70,000.00 – $80,000.00 per year

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