Senior Winemaker

Western Australia

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Company: Cape Mentelle Vinayards


Uploaded: 12 September 2019

Closes: 12 October 2019

Cape Mentelle Vineyard is proud to be one of Margaret River’s ‘founding three’ wineries. Our winery has pioneered many of the region’s renowned wine styles and today is a benchmark for the quality of the region’s wines. We aim to produce wines that capture a unique sense of place in every bottle. These characteristics are defined by our pristine coastal location, unique soils and 50 years of viticultural history.

We are currently looking for a skilled Senior Winemaker to join the team at Cape Mentelle. This position is based in Margaret River, Western Australia.​ Reporting to the Technical Director and part of the technical team and tasting committee, you will be responsible for leading a team of experts, coordinating all winemaking, laboratory, production, quality control and logistics operations. You will ensure all day to day winery-based operations are carried out in a safe and efficient manner resulting in the highest quality standards achievable and within legal requirements.

You will be expected to be a committed and high-performing member of the team in the achievement of the following missions:

  • Development and coordination of operations in all areas of the cellar, lab, quality, production, logistics and warehousing operations.
  • Wine fermentation, ageing, blending and bottling preparations
  • Harvest/Vintage preparation and operations supervision
  • Participation in planning, budgeting - OpEx and CapEx - and reporting
  • Member of the tasting committee, contributing to all stylistic choices and winemaking decisions in collaboration with the Technical Director
  • Winery and production environmental team representative
  • Active member of the Safety committee
  • Wine Communication and Brand representation as required

In order to succeed in this position, you will have:

  • A minimum Master Degree in Winemaking and Oenology, or related field
  • At least 10 years of winemaking experience and excellent palate
  • Thorough working knowledge of winery and production processes and safety requirements, lean standards and ISO certifications.
  • Previous winery experience in leading small-to-medium size team
  • Thorough safety awareness
  • Collaborative and team oriented approach, complemented by planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Personal integrity, strong work ethic and commitment to wine quality and sustainability
  •  Languages: English, French is a plus.

Applications close: 12 October 2019.

Only people eligible to work in this country should apply for this position. Please provide evidence of your work visa or citizenship.

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