Vintage Assistant Winemaker - Barossa

Date: 12 Sep 2023

Location: Barossa, Australia

Company: Accolade Wines

Enrich Your Everyday

At Accolade Wines, our purpose is to enrich everyday moments. As one of the world’s leading wine companies, our award-winning portfolio includes beloved brands such as Hardys, Grant Burge, St Hallett, House of Arras, Mud House, Jam Shed and many more. We are one of the largest wine producers in the world – we’ve been around since 1836, and our portfolio has won nearly 9,000 international wine show awards in the last decade. 

Role Details

The driving force behind our business is our people – we have over 1,500 staff across Australia, the UK, Europe, Asia, South Africa, New Zealand and the Americas, and every one of us is passionate about making the ordinary extraordinary through our amazing wines. 

Our Barossa winery focuses on producing wines under the St Hallett, Grant Burge Wines and Rolf Binder labels, processing approximately 4000 tonnes from across the Barossa region and beyond, with the primary focus being shiraz.

We're currently looking to fill multiple Vintage Cellar Hands roles on a seasonal casual basis, to commence around early-to-mid January 2024.

Your Key Accountabilities

  • Monitor the winemaking program in the absence of other Winemakers
  • Drive exceptional levels of winery hygiene and general housekeeping
  • Work with a ‘hands on approach’ to creating premium wines
  • Oversee grape intake and processing according to supplied schedule
  • Conduct press cuts and juice assessments
  • Undertake winemaking trials as required
  • Ensure the relevant analysis and amelioration of juice/wine on site is performed as required to ensure compliance with wine specifications.
  • Participate in the daily ferment tastings during vintage and the subsequent delivery of work orders.

Your Knowledge and Skills

  • A passion for wine and winemaking
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiasm, reliability and energy
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a dynamic team
  • Ability to give and follow verbal and written instructions

Essential Qualifications

  • Exposure to premium cool climate wine production is essential
  • Experience working in a premium winemaking facility (minimum two vintages)

Physical and Other Requirements

  • A tertiary qualification in winemaking or a related science
  • High Risk Work licence for Forklift Truck (highly desirable but not essential)

Apply Now!


Applications Close Friday 20 October, for your best chance in gaining a position with Accolade Wines – St Hallett Winery for vintage 2024 apply now!

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, which includes drug and alcohol testing.

Accolade Wines Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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