Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Bird In Hand Winery

  Woodside, Adelaide Hills & Barossa, South Australia

Bird In Hand is a premium Adelaide Hills winery pursuing the goal of being the pinnacle of wine, food, artistic experiences and design. 

As a Senior Winemaker, you will demonstrate a real presence, refined palette and passion for the winemaking.  You will work closely with our team at the Bird in Hand Head Office based in the Adelaide Hills. 

This is a unique and rare opportunity: 

  • To join a stable team (replacing someone who has been working for Bird in Hand for 13 years)
  • To create premium wines from Adelaide Hills and Tasmania
  • To make substantial contribution to wine style

The primary responsibility of the Senior Winemaker is to create world class wine within a team of highly skilled working professionals. The winemaker role forms an integral part of our production team as we focus on producing wines that sit at the pinnacle of world-wide opinion. You will be committed to sustainable practices, a vital member within our innovative team and have an uncompromising approach to safety and quality assurance. 

Specific responsibilities of the role include:

  • Work closely with the Viticulturist and growers to elevate fruit quality
  • Contribute to vintage planning, vintage reviews and presenting ideas for the continued improvement of Bird in Hand wines
  • As part of the winemaking team, lead and guide the winery production team and oversee all wine production including contract winemaking services
  • Collaborate with sales and marketing team on style trends and as a brand ambassador
  • Promote sustainable practices, maintain SWA Accreditation, and comply with industry regulations
  • Foster a positive team culture, celebrating ambition and growth


  • Tertiary or equivalent degree in Winemaking or Oenology
  • Ideally, 10+ years Winemaker experience. 

How To Apply

Please apply with your cover letter and resume.

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