Assistant Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Pinnacle People

  Melbourne, Victoria

  • Work with an award winning winery
  • Located in the heart of the Yarra Valley
  • Competitive salary

This premium winery situated in the Yarra Valley is highly distinguished and well known in the Australian wine market – recognized as a high end tourism destination in the Valley – they are known for their award winning team, products and branding.

They are now seeking a skilled Assistant Winemaker to join the team in managing all aspects of day to day winemaking processes including grape receivals through to finished products. Producing and harvesting between 300- 500 tonnes, you will be responsible for managing fruit sorting, crushing, pressing, fermentation, oak management, wine analysis and quality assurance procedures such as filtration, blending, bottling and packaging.


About the Role:

As the Assistant Winemaker - you will report directly to the Head Winemaker and Cellar team to produce desired stylistic outcomes for the products. Duties will include:

  • Ground and machinery maintenance
  • Focus on soil and plant monitoring
  • Supervising and assisting coordination of transportation of grapes, sorting of fruit, crushing/de-stemming, pressing, racking, fermentations, tank and fermenter scheduling, digging out of red fermenters, oak preparation and hygiene and all wine transfers.
  • Managing stock and inventory
  • Induction, training, assignment of tasks and supervision of extraneous personnel brought in to assist throughout the winemaking process (vintage casuals, seasonal staff, bottling line and re-packaging staff, contractors etc) in accordance with Company’s policies and procedures.


You will also support the wine team in duties such as:

  • Selling merchandise
  • Signing up wine members
  • Assisting with events and luncheons
  • Completing cash ups and banking
  • Providing customers with knowledge on products

Ideally you will have:

  • Bachelor of Science/Applied science, Wine science/ Oenology
  • Experience with chemical handling
  • RSA and WSET qualifications


About Us:

Pinnacle People is Australia's largest and only national hospitality staffing provider, offering roles in all Australian states and territories. Founded in 1991, our reputation for quality and geographical footprint results in placements with some of Australia's finest and most exciting venues.


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