Vintage Laboratory Assistant - Katnook

Date: 28-Sep-2021

Location: Coonawarra, 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


Katnook Estate is an award-winning winery in Coonawarra. Rich in heritage and history, Katnook Estate is one of the oldest existing wineries in the region and its vineyards stretch over 155 hectares on the famous terra rossa soil strip that runs through Coonawarra.

We're currently looking to fill a Vintage Lab Assistant role on a seasonal casual basis, to commence around mid-January 2022.

As a Vintage Lab Assistant, you will:

  • Undertake analysis of all juices and wines and report anything not within specification
  • Carry out data entry and assist with transcription and checking of analysis
  • Assist with maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment
  • Maintain general housekeeping and cleanliness of the laboratory.

About You

You have:

  • A passion for wine
  • A willingness to learn
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong numeracy and mathematical reasoning skills
  • Enthusiasm, reliability and energy
  • Flexibility to work up to 12 hours per day, six days per week over a seven-day roster, including shift work.

Laboratory operations experience is desirable, but on-the-job training is available. Completion of Year 12 Chemistry (or equivalent) is highly desirable, as is winemaking experience or studies.

Please apply only if you have the legal right to work in Australia.

What You Can Expect


We offer excellent pay and conditions, with market-leading hourly wages plus attractive shift penalties and overtime rates. You'll also have the opportunity to earn a wine allowance, which you can use to purchase our amazing wines at discounted prices. 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 and a medical questionnaire, and may include further fitness assessments including drug and alcohol screening. 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.