Job Status: Filled

Operations Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Cape Mentelle Vineyards (

  Margaret River, Western Australia

Cape Mentelle Vineyards are proud to be one of Margaret River’s founding five 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 40 years of viticultural history.

We are currently looking for a skilled Operations 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 ensuring all day to day winemaking 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:

  • Wine fermentation, ageing, blending and bottling preparations
  • Harvest preparation and operations
  • Cellar operations and coordination, including the training, organisation and management of 3 permanent and up to 10 casual staffs
  • Participation in planning, budgeting and reporting
  • Member of the environmental team
  • Workplace safety focus and continuous improvement
  • Wine Communication and Brand representation

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

  • A Master’s Degree in Winemaking, Enology or related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of winemaking experience in mid-size wineries and in-depth understanding of winemaking processes and equipment
  • 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.

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