Assistant Winemaker

at Karatta Wine Co (view profile)
Location Robe, SA
Date Posted 10th Oct 2017
Category Production
Job Type Full-time
Closing Date Friday, November 10, 2017

Description

Assistant Winemaker with Karatta Wine Co in the Robe GI 

Who wants to live & work while surrounded by abundant beauty?

Who wants to be on the edge of vinous creativity?

Who wants to join a fun loving, hard working team of wine enthusiasts?

Who wants to further their career & help craft tasty wines?

Do you? If so, Karatta Wine Co is offering the right person the opportunity to join our team in one of South Australia’s coolest wine regions, Robe.  The winery is situated 20 minutes from the tourist mecca of Robe as well as the quaint, seaside village of Beachport.  Each has its own charm, is beautiful, & offers the adventurous person heaps to do in the great outdoors of Southeastern South Australia.  Hiking, fishing, surfing, biking, boating, & more!

The Position 

Running the day to day operations of the winery from QA measures to cellar work flow in conjunction with the Winemaker & GM

Laboratory Management will play a major part of the role
Creating winemaking techniques to match the “house style”
Help determine & ensuring quality parameters are adhered to from grape to bottle
Be responsible for Quality Assurance and cellar hygiene within the winery
Ensure all winemaking procedures are carried out in a way that optimises quality & efficiency

Hands-on vintage and cellar experience including all wine stabilisation

techniques & preparation for bottling
Knowledge & understanding of OH&S policies & procedures
Comprehensive understanding of quality control standards, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, well developed computer skills (experience of Vintrace is desirable), understanding of record keeping requirements & inventory control
Proven Managerial skills (time & task)

Communication & teamwork is an important aspect of this position
Flexible attitude to work hours

Occasional work in vineyards with our Viticulturalist

5 days per week*

Prerequisites 

Winery Background

Significant Winery Experience

Significant Lab Experience

Ability to operate  & maintain winery equipment

Possible Oenology Degree

Computer Literate (Vintrace)

Fork lift License

Fixed Trailer Truck License a plus

Ability to work extended hours at vintage*

Candidate needs to be/have:

Flexible to the requirements of the position & Karatta Wine Co

Good attitude & positive nature

Excellent work ethic, able to handle vintage & its challenges

Ability to assist across all spectrums of the business when necessary

Ability to solve problems

Willing to be an integral member of a fun loving, hard working team

Salaried position commensurate with experience & fit

*Vintage hours will vary 

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