Assistant Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Matt Connell Wines

  Central Otago, Otago

We are seeking an Assistant Winemaker for our small business. This role is multi-faceted and will be a key member of Matt Connell Wines. The Assistant Winemaker will help oversee the production of a range of wines for ourselves and our contract clients.

This role will commence March 2022.

The position is a physically-active role and requires a strong balance of hands-on and technical skills. 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in supervising all day-to-day cellar operations
  • Supervise and train vintage staff
  • Assist with laboratory analysis
  • Review and implementation of SOP
  • Oversee safety training and management of compliance issues to provide a safe work place
  • Maintain winery equipment  
  • Finish wines for bottling
  • Hosting at our onsite tasting room and engaging with our customers, when required
  • Assist with contract crossflow filtration

Desired skills and experience:

  • Degree in Oenology or equivalent
  • Experience with both the practical and technical aspects of the winemaking process, both fermentation and finishing wines.
  • Confident communication and leadership skills
  • Experience in a premium winemaking environment
  • Strong organizational, teambuilding and problem solving skills, with attention to detail
  • Strong forklift operating skills

Closing Date: 15 October 2021.

Only people eligible to work in this country should apply for this position. Please provide evidence of your work visa or citizenship.

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