Vintage Cellar Hand - Knappstein

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Date: 21-Nov-2018

Location: Clare, SA, Australia

Company: Accolade Wines

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Accolade Wines is the world’s leading provider of New World premium, commercial and value wines. We sell our wines in over 140 countries and have more than 1,700 talented employees in 19 countries. We make some of the world’s best known brands!


Knappstein, located in Clare township, is a renowned riesling producer with a focus on sustainable practises. We are a small team, focused on both small and medium sized batch wine making.

In this role

Your main duties will be to undertake general winery operations within the cellar for the Vintage period.

Key accountabilities include

  • Undertake vintage cellar operations, including grape receival, crushing, fermentation activities, barrel work and juice or wine transfers
  • Record data on log sheets or cellar notes
  • Maintain general winery cleanliness and hygiene
  • Follow direction as provided by Winemakers and others
  • Ensure that cellar operations are carried out in a safe and efficient manner; adhering to company policies and procedures at all time
  • Wear personal protective equipment as required
  • Participate in training as required

Other accountabilities include

Essential knowledge and skills are

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

Required experience is

  • Vintage or winery operations experience (highly desirable, but on-the-job training will be provided for the right applicants)

Essential qualifications are

  • High Risk Work licence for Forklift Truck (highly desirable but not essential)

Physical and other requirements

This job requires that you are:

  • Physically fit to undertake manual tasks
  • Flexible and able to work shift work, weekend work and overtime as required
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Able to work under pressure


This role involves:

  • Working outdoors
  • Working with hazardous substances
  • Working up to 12 hours per day, six days per week during the peak Vintage period

Sound like your kind of drop?

We’re interviewing now, so don’t delay in submitting your application!


All applicants must be able to demonstrate their legal right to work in Australia. At the time of interview, international applicants must already hold an appropriate visa, or have evidence that they will be granted an appropriate visa. We cannot support an application for a subsection 400 visa for this role.

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