Vintage Assistant Winemaker - Berri

Date: 18-Oct-2021

Location: Berri, SA, Australia

Company: Accolade Wines

About Us


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 more than 8,500 international wine show awards in the last decade.

About the Role


Berri Estates Winery, the largest winery in the Southern Hemisphere, crushed more than 220,000 tonnes in 2021. That's around a third of South Australia’s entire crush. We crush more chardonnay than the Margaret River region and more cabernet than the Coonawarra – it’s a pretty exciting place to work!

We're currently looking to fill multiple Vintage Assistant Winemaker roles on a fixed term basis, to commence around mid January 2022.

As a Vintage Assistant Winemaker, you will:

  • Assist the winemakers and cellar managers with the organisation and supervision of day-to-day winemaking activities
  • Assist winemakers with storage management
  • Assist winemakers to ensure wines are made available for bottling on time and within specifications
  • Contribute to tasting and blending decisions
  • Ensure compliance with wine specifications.

About You


You have:

  • A passion for wine and winemaking
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiasm, reliability and energy
  • A tertiary qualification in winemaking or a related science
  • Experience in a winemaking role (3+ years).

Experience working vintage in a large winery with 24/7 operation is highly desirable.

You must be flexible to work up to seven days a week, including afternoon and/or night work.

What You Can Expect


In addition to your salary, you'll receive a wine allowance that you can use to purchase our amazing wines at discounted prices, plus you'll have access to a range of benefits including our new rewards platform. You'll work with a great bunch of people and have fun along the way.

Our assessment process includes an interview, reference checks, a working rights check, a medical questionnaire and drug and alcohol testing, and may include further fitness assessments. We want to ensure that you are kept safe and healthy at work.

Next Steps


Sound like your kind of drop? Click APPLY NOW to submit your application, including a resume detailing your employment history.