Cellar Door Manager

at Maxwell of McLarenVale (view profile)
Location McLaren Vale, SA
Date Posted 17th Feb 2017
Category Manager
Job Type Full-time
Closing Date 7 March 2017



Established in 1979 and built into a limestone hill, Maxwell Wines offers visitors a window into the world of a working winery and vineyard. With fine wines and meads showcased in an award winning restaurant, a century old limestone cave producing the freshest mushrooms and a pine hedge maze the Maxwell Experience extends beyond the cellar door.



As the Cellar Door Manager you will play a hands on role in overseeing and developing the tasting experience at Maxwell Wines. You will be excited and motivated to lead a team and drive the standard of customer service across wine tastings and new food and wine experiences.

Reporting to the Direct Marketing and Communications Manager you will play a key role in executing Direct to Customer strategy including wine club growth and initiatives, as well as managing the day to day operation and administration of a busy cellar door. Most importantly you will be able to lead by example in demonstrating exceptional customer service and sales abilities as well as a passion for wine and food. You will have a keen attention to detail and good administration and time management skills.

This position will suit someone with previous experience in a similar role, however a highly experienced and ambitious cellar door or hospitality professional ready to take the next step into management could also be considered.


Key competencies:

  • Experience managing a team (preferably in a hospitality, tourism or cellar door environment)
  • Ability to train and motivate staff to deliver exceptional customer experiences and meet sales targets
  • Experience with Wine Club recruitment and administration
  • Strong wine knowledge
  • High standard of personal presentation and communication skills.
  • Basic IT skills (Outlook, Microsoft Office)
  • Strong time management, organisational and administration skills
  • Stock control
  • Ability to assist in the organisation and management of functions and events


Experience working with CRM systems or databases would be advantageous.


This a full-time position that includes weekends and some out of hours’ work. A competitive salary commensurate with experience along with a wine allowance will be offered to the right candidate.

How to Apply

To apply please forward a resume and a cover letter to christian@mawellwines.com.au

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