White Wine Maker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Dorrien Estate

  Adelaide Hills & Barossa, South Australia

About us:

Established in 1988, Dorrien Estate is nestled in the heart of the Barossa Valley on the site of the historical Dorrien settlement. Once the railway centre of the Barossa, Dorrien was where the Barossa’s highly prized wines started their journey by train to other parts of Australia and beyond. This connection to far reaching places has always been at the core of what we do, which is to source the best grapes from passionate growers in the finest regions across Australia, and craft them into premium small batch wines that are enjoyed all over the world.

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join the fabulous winemaking team based at our Dorrien Estate Winery. This newly created role gives you freedom and flexibility within a framework to create and nurture your passion to deliver wines from a range of regions across South Eastern Australia.

What you will do:

  • Oversee wine making activities for key South Eastern Australia wine growing regions.
  • Participate in the management of inventory balances against demand.
  • Ensure delivery of target wine quality across Pinnacle brands.
  • Craft wines meeting both customer expectations of quality and style, as well as financial expectations.
  • Work with the broader Pinnacle wine manufacturing team (supporting grape and wine sourcing, manufacturing/production, and logistics) to execute operational aspects of winemaking and bottling.
  • Participate in broader Pinnacle group winemaking activities: benchmarking, classification, and winemaking forums.
  • Support brand marketing and brand development activities.
  • Manage contract winemaking relationships and collaborate with Dorrien site leadership to deliver successful winemaking outcomes.
  • Participate in the management of growers.
  • To deliver wines to agreed quality and profitability targets.
  • Management of inventory to supply and demand balance.
  • Delivery of wine to support achievement of Pinnacle revenue, margin and BDF budget and growth objectives.

About you:

  • You will have 5+ years wine making experience.
  • Demonstrated wine making capability, producing a wide range of wine styles and qualities.
  • Ability to further develop winemaker skills and capabilities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of people.
  • Ability to manage both capital and cost aspects of wine inventory.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the commercial parameters of the product - in terms of right price for the consumer and the market.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and the ability to oversee winery operations and the management of contract winemakers.

We value diversity and aim to create a vibrant and inclusive workforce which reflects the communities we serve. If you meet a number of the requirements (and not all), along with either full and part time employees, we encourage you to submit your application.

Grow with Endeavour Group

Endeavour Group comprises a diverse range of drinks businesses including BWS, Dan Murphy’s, ALH and Pinnacle Drinks. We are focused on growing and transforming our businesses to meet the changing needs of customers and we’re driven by a culture that puts our customers and team first. Our ambition is to connect everyone with a drinks experience they'll love.

As an inclusive, team-first company, our people are at the core of everything we do. 

We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation and we are proud to be recognised as a Gold Tier Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTI inclusion.

We value flexibility, and encourage our team members to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing. 

We work hard to create a safe and inclusive environment for all, and most importantly, we're all about creating better experiences – for our customers and for each other.

We’d love to hear from You

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