Coonawarra Vignerons Executive Officer

Coonawarra Vignerons
10 February 2021
69 Church Street, Australia
Job Type
Closing Date
Friday 26th February 2021


An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated and well organised professional to champion governance and drive promotional activities for the famed Coonawarra Wine Region.

Coonawarra is renowned as one of the world’s finest wine regions, acclaimed for its world class wines and unique terroir.

Coonawarra Grape & Wine Incorporated, known as the Coonawarra Vignerons (CV), is a non for profit entity that supports local Grapegrowers and Winemakers by facilitating the promotion, marketing, technical innovation of the region.

As Coonawarra Vignerons Executive Officer you will be joining the organisation in a role that has overall responsibility for management and administration on behalf of the CV on a full-time basis.

This position is based in the town of Penola in South Australia, set in the heart of the Coonawarra Wine Region. Only 5 hours from Melbourne and 4 hours from Adelaide.

There is flexibility for various aspects of this role to be fulfilled remotely (work from home).

Key responsibilities:
• Governance of CV and facilitating the strategic direction of the organisation
• Management of overall external public relations and communications, including media, industry and trade representatives.
• Oversee event management and marketing activities
• Source grant and sponsorship funding
• Manage a small, dedicated team

To be successful in this position you will have the following:
• Advanced communication, planning, and administration skills
• Experience in project management and working within budgets (similar industry highly regarded)
• Proven ability to effectively liaise with, and influence diverse stakeholders including but not limited to association members, marketers, local and international guests, and work colleagues.
• Innovative and progressive outlook with the ability to adapt to new trends
• A genuine interest in wine and being involved with the Coonawarra Grape and Wine Community

Salary commensurate to the qualifications of the successful applicant.

For further information on this role or to apply email

Applications close Friday 26th February 2021.

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