Cellar Door/Venue Manager Kangaroo Island (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Dudley Wines

  Fleurieu Peninsula & Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Dudley Wines have been operating a Cellar Door on Kangaroo Island since 1997. In 2011, the family run business moved into their purpose-built cliff-top Cellar Door on a stunning piece of their farm with spectacular ocean views that are hard to match elsewhere. The Cellar Door has recently expanded to include an event space and large deck and lawn area.

Located 12 km east of Penneshaw, the Dudley Wines Cellar Door is one of the Island's most popular tourist destinations - and was a 2017 SA Tourism Awards Winner. They offer wine tastings and sales and Island inspired light lunches.

Due to the businesses high growth over recent years, a professional and energetic Cellar Door/Venue Manager is required to assist the family with the day to day runnings of the Cellar Door.


  • Managing daily operations and presentation of the Dudley Cellar Door, which includes a wine tasting bar, small restaurant/café and event space on Kangaroo Island
  • Supervising, training, developing and rostering staff (up to 12 casual and full time staff in peak periods)
  • Motivate staff and assist with the development of sales initiatives to increase sales (cellar door and online), wine club membership and visitor numbers
  • Assist with the management of sponsorship and promotional events (eg KI Cup Racing Carnival)
  • Manage internal events (eg monthly music Sunday Vibes, Cruise ship/group wine tastings, weddings and events)
  • Continue to build the Dudley Wines brand and unique experiences on offer at the Cellar Door
  • General administration duties, including; email correspondence and bookings
  • Assist with digital media marketing
  • Liaise closely with family members/ company directors


Essential Criteria:

- Willing to base yourself on Kangaroo Island and embrace the island community and lifestyle

- Ability to work a four week roster which includes two to three weekends and some Public Holidays

- Management and customer service experience and qualifications

- Sales driven and able to consistently motivate the Cellar Door sales team

- High level presentation and communication skills

- Knowledgeable and passionate about wine and food

- Possession of accredited Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate

- High level of computer skills 

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in wine / tourism industry
  • Social Media experience
  • Relevant studies/experience in marketing and/or event management

For those applying from mainland Australia, Dudley Wines can assist with accommodation options. A monthly ferry travel allowance may also be included for the suitable applicant. 

***Are you looking to lead a busy and very successful cellar door... yet have time to immerse yourself into the Kangaroo Island lifestyle?

How To Apply

Apply with your resume and cover letter addressing why you would be ideal for this role and a little background on yourself and any knowledge/experience you have of Kangaroo Island

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