Date: 24 Nov 2023

Location: Berri, Australia

Company: Accolade Wines

Enrich Your Everyday

At Accolade Wines, our purpose is to enrich everyday moments through our amazing wine brands. It goes without saying  that everything we do as an organisation and as individuals is in service of fulfilling this purpose.
As one of the world’s leading wine companies, our award-winning portfolio includes loved brands such as Hardys, Grant  Burge, St Hallett, House of Arras, Petaluma, Banrock Station, Mud House, Jam Shed, Tatachilla, Brookland Valley and  many more.
The driving force behind our business is our people, their expertise, their passion and their professionalism. With over 1,400 dedicated employees in Australia, the UK, Europe, Asia, South Africa, New Zealand and North and South America, it is our teamwork that sets us apart.

Role Details

Reports to Group Commercial Winemaker.

•    Prepare Blends On time in Full and In Specification
•    Complete monthly Portfolio audits
•    Execute vintage assigned tasks, efficiently and with no negative quality issues

Your Key Accountabilities

  • Elicit winemaking program flexibility to adapt to changing wine conditions and cellar/winery capabilities.
  • Oversee daily Cellar & Laboratory activities, including distribution of Cellar notes and data entry.
  • Lead daily ferment tastings during vintage and ensure timely work order delivery.
  • Make tasting and blending decisions for red & white wines to achieve the desired quality/style.
  • Monitor all responsible brand blends, ensuring compliance with bulk wine, packaging, and bottling requirements.
  • Execute picking decisions in line with intended volume, quality, and style for responsible brands.
  • Propose and prepare tastings/information for customer visits and new product opportunities.
  • Ensure ongoing certification of Risk Management Systems and promote a culture of continuous improvement.

Your Knowledge and Skills

•    Excellent planning and organisation skills
•    Wine production knowledge .
•    Commercial understanding of commercial wines
•    Working understanding of key export markets and customers
•    Demonstrate Health and Safety understanding and compliance

•    Cross functional communication
•    Leadership
•    Problem solving
•    Decision making 
•    Mature attitude
•    Customer relationship building
•    Appetite for learning
•    Presentable and articulate

Essential Qualifications

•    Tertiary qualification in Science, Winemaking or Food Technology 
•    Substantial experience in a significant winery or related operation.  
•    Winemaking background essential.


Physical and Other Requirements

Our Company Values

•    Ownership 
•    Focus
•    Innovate
•    Results
•    Leadership