Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Mt Beautiful Wines

  Canterbury, Christchurch/Canterbury

Mt. Beautiful is a North Canterbury family-owned winery based 9kms north of Cheviot.

In 2015 we built our well-equipped winery and in 2023 we will be processing around 600T of fruit (Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay) from 80Ha of Estate vineyards that surround the winery. 

We are looking for a Winemaker to manage and operate the winery whilst also working closely with and underneath our Consulting Winemaker. Additionally, you will work closely with a very experienced team consisting of the Vineyard Manager, Viticultural Consultant, and the GM.

The site Winemaker must have at least three years full-time cellar experience, have managed a cellar team as well as a tertiary qualification. You will need to have an excellent palate and experience of making a number of different wine styles.

You will need the following attributes: 

  • Have a great attitude with an absolute focus on quality
  • Enjoy being self-directed with the ability to plan and organise workflows
  • Be good at working with people and over harvest managing the day-to-day running of the winery and its staff
  • Knowledge of winery process, be very practical and have a mechanical aptitude
  • Be familiar with winery management software and record-keeping processes
  • The ability to carry out winery analysis

This is a great opportunity for an up-and-coming Winemaker looking to establish themselves with a highly regarded wine brand, with the drive and skill to help create high-quality and distinctively individual wines.

Applicants need to be quality-focused and diligent in their work; have a passion for wine, be self-motivated and fit into a small team. The position requires a flexible attitude to working hours, to work with winery operations.

The successful candidate will report directly to the Consulting Winemaker and the GM. A competitive remuneration package, including assistance with accommodation, will be offered to the right applicant. Please apply via the button above, or send applications to:

Applications close 30 September 2022. 

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