Winemaker, Tintara

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Date: 02-Aug-2019

Location: McLaren Vale, SA, Australia

Company: Accolade Wines

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Hardys Tintara Winery is one of the oldest wineries in McLaren Vale. We are home to some iconic South Australian wines, specialising in varieties such as Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Drawing on our proud heritage as one of the first wineries established in Australia, Accolade Wines has evolved into a global wine company with some of the world’s best known brands sold in over 140 countries. Our 1,600 talented employees are based in 19 countries across the globe.  Today our portfolio comprises of more than 40 brands from premium regions in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and California.  This breadth makes us one of the world’s leading providers of New World premium, commercial and value wines.

In this role
  • Work with the Senior Winemaker/Manager in the production and management of the Tintara, Leasingham and Chateau Reynella wine portfolios. Working closely to ensure wine quality standards and customer demands are met
  • Work with the Senior Winemaker/Manager in the management of the efficient and effective performance of all activities at the Tintara site, including ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
Key accountabilities include
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of all Cellar & Laboratory activities on a daily basis – including the distribution of Cellar notes and data entry.
  • Assist with intake planning, staff training and site preparation pre vintage
  • Ensure the relevant analysis of juice/wine on site is performed as required to ensure compliance with wine specifications.
  • Be very involved in the daily ferment tastings during vintage and the subsequent delivery of work orders.
  • Responsible for tasting and blending decisions on red & white wines in conjunction with senior winemaking team.
  • Monitor the status of all product blends produced on site, ensuring all bulk wine, packaging and bottling requirements are met.
  • Responsible for bulk wine and raw material inventories, including year-end and end of Vintage stock takes.
  • Timely, accurate and clearly expressed reporting on site operations.
  • External PR/Brand ambassador responsibilities
  • Ensure effective and productive site industrial and employee relations, and the ongoing development of people, at the Tintara site.
  • Liaise and coordinate with external contractors.
  • Engender an efficient, effective and best practice/continuous improvement approach to all production activities, including co-ordinating of NPD, trials and R&D projects for the responsible departments.
  • Responsible (day to day) for ensuring ongoing certification of all Risk Management Systems, including HACCP, ISO9000, ISO14000, AS4801, and engendering a culture of continuous improvement in the performance and outcomes of all these programmes, for the Tintara site. 
Other accountabilities include

Any other projects as required by the Senior Winemaker/Manager.

Essential knowledge and skills are


  • Planning, organisation & supervision
  • Wine production knowledge


  • Problem Solving
  • Leadership
  • Decision making
Required experience is
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in an Assistant or Winemaking role
  • Previous experience working with fruit from McLaren Vale, Clare, Adelaide Hills, Coonawarra and/or the Northern Hemisphere will be highly regarded
Essential qualifications are

Tertiary qualifications in Oenology, winemaking or related science

Physical and other requirements
  • Manual Handling
Sound like your kind of drop?

Accolade Wines will provide you with the ideal climate and a hand-picked rewards package for you to make a difference in our successful and growing business.

At Accolade Wines, our name is our motto, so here's to you... and here's to your future

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