Job Status: Filled

Laboratory Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Domaine Chandon Australia (

  Yarra Valley, Victoria, Victoria

Domaine Chandon is a leader in the Australian premium sparkling wine market. Our winery home in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, 50 minutes from Melbourne, is where we’ve been confidently crafting méthode traditionnelle sparkling wines since 1986. Our site includes our contemporary winemaking, bottling and warehousing facilities and a Visitor Centre which boasts iconic views over the magnificent Yarra Ranges. 

Chandon is part of the LVMH group, a family of over 70 luxury maisons including Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Dom Pérignon, Moët & Chandon, Sephora and TAG Heuer.

About the Role

We’re looking for an experienced & passionate Laboratory Manager to join Chandon’s winemaking team. You will be working with a team dedicated to excellence, where you would contribute your expertise by providing analysis into to all aspects of grape, ferment and wine assessment. As Chandon is defined by an uncompromising commitment to quality, an integral aspect of your role will be maintaining & evolving rigorous systems of detection and evaluation. 

In this role, you will:

  • Conduct highly-accurate juice, ferment, wine and post-production lab analysis and provide clearly presented data to stakeholders
  • Take accountability for all quality aspects of winemaking, in addition to filling and packaging
  • Conduct trials in consultation with the winemaking team
  • Implement Chandon quality systems (existing and innovations) and regularly audit these processes with respect to maintaining traceability and accurate record keeping
  • Engage with key departments to meet their evolving needs by developing initiatives to improve practices and quality standards
  • Keep abreast of trends and technical changes in winemaking, cellar operations and quality benchmarks 


In order to be successful in this position, you will have:

  • Bachelor of Science/Applied Science, Wine Science/Oenology qualification preferred   
  • At least 2 years’ experience in winery or food industry
  • Enthusiasm and passion for performing scientific analysis & investigating scenarios
  • Developed knowledge of issues and threats affecting cellar operations
  • Proven methodology in analytical practices and report writing
  • Ability to be adaptable and prioritise tasks to meet objectives accurately and on time
  • Relocation assistance and work visa sponsorship may be available for a suitably qualified and experienced international candidate


You will be joining a high performing & collaborative team defined by excellence in a salaried position, with paid leave, bonus target and wine allocation. 

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