ASSISTANT WINEMAKER (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Brown Family Wine group

  Milawa, Victoria


We are seeking an assistant winemaker with experience to join our winemaking team based in Milawa, North East Victoria, for a 6 month contract position.

About us: Brown Family Wine Group is one of Australia’s most loved and trusted wine companies.  With premium vineyards in Victoria and Tasmania, our family of wines has now grown to five brands - Brown Brothers, Devil's Corner, Pirie, Tamar Ridge and Innocent Bystander. We are passionate about our wines and our core values of Wellbeing, Respect, Innovation and Pride in What We Achieve Together.  Most recently we have been certified as "A Great Place to Work" and are committed to honouring this recognition throughout all aspects of the business.

The Winery:  Based in Milawa, close to the King Valley, the winery has a capacity of 18 000T and processes grapes from a wide range of vineyards throughout Victoria. In addition, a new packaging facility with charmat sparkling wine capability has just been commissioned.

About the Role: Reporting to the Senior Winemaker, this is a six month contracted position beginning in January 2022. You will provide assistance to the winemaking and cellar teams, with a particular focus on the following:

  • Day-to-day production planning and logistics at vintage.
  • Yeast propagation and management.
  • Fermentation monitoring.
  • Storage, SO2 and ullage management.
  • Small batch winemaking trial work.
  • Tastings

What’s Required:  We are seeking a pro-active individual studying (or has completed) a tertiary qualification in Oenology or related field. Ideally you will have some cellar experience. You will possess excellent communication skills, a high level of self-motivation and be committed to a high standard of wine quality.   Experience in computer operations and a mechanical aptitude will be highly regarded. The ability to work extended hours over vintage (at least 6 days per week) is essential. Candidates must provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination history. 

What's On Offer?

  • A competitive salary package
  • Extensive employee benefits including discounts on all products. 

We look forward to receiving your application by COB on Friday 5th November 2021.

More Information:  Further information and a Position Description may be obtained by calling (03) 5720 5562 

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