Hospitality & Estate Operations Manager (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Skillogalee Winery & Restaurant (

  Clare Valley, South Australia

Fantastic opportunity for an applicant in the newly created role of Hospitality & Estate Operations Manager to lead the overall hospitality operations of the restaurant, cellar door & short-term accommodation of this well-known, thriving, regional venue!

Skillogalee Winery & Restaurant is located 90 minutes north of Adelaide in the picturesque Sevenhill subregion, part of South Australia’s Clare Valley wine region. Skillogalee is a nationally and internationally acclaimed destination that operates a successful winery, cellar door and restaurant with on-site short-stay accommodation.

Reporting directly to the owners, you will have the opportunity to become a vital member of the team to help take this already renowned hospitality business on the journey to its next stage of growth as a world-class food, wine, and tourism destination.

The successful applicant will receive a highly attractive remuneration package consisting of a generous salary, superannuation, and the possibility of accommodation by negotiation.

What you’ll be doing:

·      Planning, growing, and streamlining all hospitality aspects of the business

·      Manage, recruit, train, motivate, and develop the hospitality team

·      Promote a positive and efficient team culture, whilst providing exceptional guest experiences

·      Review, evaluate and implement best industry standards and practice

·      Develop and implement policies and procedures for service, compliance, and safe operation of the venues

·      Be responsible for the financial performance of the hospitality operations

·      Assist with marketing, social media & advertising campaigns

·      Maintain supplier relationships and overall stock management for the hospitality operations

·      Interact with distributors, media, and tourism organisations to promote the business

·      Opportunity to take responsibility for some of the relationships with our distributors and restaurant partners; some local and interstate travel may be required

·      Continue evolving the business into a best-of-class tourism destination

What we’re looking for:

·      Strong experience in a similar Hospitality Management role

·      Be customer focussed with a passion for providing guests an unforgettable experience

·      Knowledge, interest, and passion for all things wine, food & tourism

·      Be hands-on, have an attention to detail and work without needing day-to-day direction

·      Be proactive to identify ways to improve and expand the business

·      Strong leadership, motivation, and people management skills

·      Be positive, professional, and trustworthy

·      Work collaboratively with the owners and other managers to achieve strategic goals

·      Ability to work weekends and public holidays as required, and arrange and participate in on-call night roster supporting our guests in accommodation


• Generous salary + super package on offer!
• Become a valued and vital part of an expanding hospitality business
• Live and work in one of Australia’s best wine regions with a great local community
• Long-term rewarding career
• Experience a work/life balance with a team to support you
• Accommodation to be negotiated

This role represents an outstanding opportunity to join a successful wine business with plenty of potential to make a big impact.

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