Assistant Winemaker, Barossa

Company Name: Accolade Wines Australia Ltd

Location: Tanunda, SA, Au

Job Duration: 2021-09-15 to 2021-10-15


About Us

At Accolade Wines, our purpose is to enrich everyday moments. As one of the world’s leading wine companies, our award-winning portfolio includes beloved brands such as Hardys, Grant Burge, St Hallett, House of Arras, Mud House, Jam Shed and many more. We are one of the largest wine producers in the world – we’ve been around since 1836, and our portfolio has won more than 8,500 international wine show awards in the last decade.


About the Role

As Assistant Winemaker, you will work as part of Accolade Wines’ Barossa team creating wines for St Hallett, Grant Burge, Rolf Binder, Leasingham and other brands. Working with a hands-on approach, you’ll support the planning and implementation of grape intake through to bottling, working closely with the Winemaking, Cellar and Laboratory teams on a daily basis. You’ll be mentored by our talented Barossa Winemakers.

This is a full-time, permanent role based at our winery in Tanunda.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with the management of the receival and evaluation of grapes at intake 
  • Monitor and manage extraction rates and alcoholic and malolactic fermentation
  • Participate in the daily ferment tastings and the subsequent delivery of work orders
  • Assist with the monitoring and management of wine blending, additions, filtrations, bulk tanker and general cellar operations
  • Maintain relevant winemaking records and information within the AS400 bulk wine system
  • Assist with the management of bulk wine stock through effective ullage and routine wine analysis programs
  • Assist with ensuring all wine bottling and wine release date deadlines are met in line with the bottling program.
  • Drive exceptional levels of winery hygiene and general housekeeping.

About You

You have a degree in winemaking and a passion for all things wine! You’ve been exposed to premium cool climate winemaking, and have completed at least two vintages working in a premium winemaking facility. From this experience you can demonstrate that you are enthusiastic, reliable and energetic; with strong communication skills and a desire to learn and grow your career.

What You Can Expect

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a range of benefits including a wine allowance, health and wellbeing initiatives, a day off each year for your work anniversary and access to our brand new rewards program.

If this sound like your kind of drop, apply now!