|Date Posted||10th Oct 2017|
|Closing Date||Friday, November 10, 2017|
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!
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*
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