Winemaking Manager

Hender Consulting
17 May 2021
1634 Bookpurnong Road, Loxton, Australia
Job Type
Closing Date
14 June 2021


With operations across California, Westfield, New York and Loxton Australia, The Wine Group is the world’s third largest wine company.  In an environment that fosters innovation, passion and collaboration, the opportunity has arisen for an ambitious professional to join the dedicated team.

Reporting to the General Manager and as an integral part of the site management team, this critical role will be responsible for driving the strategic planning and production of wine, juice and juice products for both export and domestic markets.  With an emphasis on achieving results whilst maintaining safety and improving product quality, other responsibilities of the role will include:

  • managing the strategic planning of site winemaking operations and assisting in the development of innovative ideas to improve operational efficiencies;
  • providing leadership, technical direction, coaching and performance feedback to team members and other key stakeholders;
  • working closely with the General Manager and Grower Liaison Officer on vintage planning;
  • upholding all safety, quality, environmental and other relevant legislation as well as ensuring best practice winemaking is maintained.

Applications are encouraged from appropriately qualified winemaking professionals ith demonstrated experience in business management and leadership.  A sound understanding of fruit assessment, analysis and logistic processes will be essential, as will experience in the production of winemaking within a medium/large scale winery operation.  Strong business and commercial acumen, attention to detail, the ability to think strategically and foster stakeholder relationships will also be amongst the qualities sought.

This is a unique opportunity to play a pivotal role with an international entity during a time of growth.  Located 250km from Adelaide, the Loxton based winery offers the opportunity to work in a professional environment, while enjoying the benefits of a riverside location and a strong community atmosphere.  Accommodation assistance is available to support a smooth transition to the Riverland region, if required.

Please visit to apply and for a job and person specification.  For further information on The Wine Group, please visit

Applications should be addressed to Andrew Reed at Hender Consulting.  

For a confidential discussion, please call Hender Consulting on (08) 8100 8827.

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