Cellar Hand - 2 Positions (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Ferngrove Wines

  Frankland River, Albany & Great Southern, Western Australia

CELLAR HAND – 2 positions

Full Time - Permanent 

Ferngrove Wines is seeking two suitably experienced and energetic Cellar Hands for its winery in Western Australia’s Frankland River.

Founded in 1998, Ferngrove Wines chose Frankland River for its favourable viticultural location 90 kilometres from the coast. The Ferngrove valleys and slopes have the rare combination of rugged, classically West Australian ancient soils and the cooling influence of the converging Southern and Indian Oceans. Vindication of the site is evidenced by over 700 medals in the most respected Australian and International wine shows over that period. Situated in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, the dependable cool climate, gravelly soils, and pioneering spirit creates a remarkable site to make great wine.

About the role:

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for two experienced Cellar Hands to join our team.  Reporting to the Winemaker, these roles are responsible for carrying out a broad range of day-to-day cellar requirements including-

  • Perform key vintage cellar operations (receival of fruit into crushers, transfers of must, juice and wine & operating equipment including crusher/destemmer, presses & pumps.
  • Responsible for general cellar work.
  • Carry out cleaning and sanitising of tanks and equipment.
  • Housekeeping and maintenance (including any record keeping i.e. reporting and completing all paperwork and quality checks).
  • Following standard operating procedures.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to gain experience and further develop their career working as part of a dynamic team. 

About You:

The ideal candidate will have cellar and processing operations experience. We are seeking self-motivated, team orientated people who are reliable and have a passion for the wine industry.

Key role requirements are:

  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Forklift Licence (preferred)
  • Previous wine industry experience (preferred)
  • WH&S understanding
  • Flexibility during vintage (night shift and weekend work is required)
  • Ability to perform manual handling tasks
  • Aptitude and willingness to work in a team environment, a “can do” attitude towards work, have sound communication capabilities and show initiative towards practical problem solving.

For the right candidate, we will negotiate an attractive above-award remuneration package. 

If you have less than the required experience and have a great attitude, we will consider traineeships and encourage you to apply.

Applicants must have Australian citizenship/residency or a valid existing Australian work visa.

How To Apply

Please apply with your CV and cover letter.
Deadlines for application: Monday 3rd June 2024.

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