A career pathway in a winery can offer a range of scientific, creative, and operational opportunities, whether you’re new to the industry or have specialised qualifications.
Entry level opportunities are available every vintage, and through experience and study you can develop a career in winemaking and/or managing the whole winery.
Assists in the winemaking process ensuring production levels are maintained to agreed quality standards and all designated records are kept. Maintains equipment and ensures all work areas are kept clean and tidy. Cellar Hands with winemaking qualifications may have staff/training responsibilities and laboratory duties.
Skill level required: Entry level Experience: N/A
Manages cellar operations at the winery to achieve production quality, efficiency, and safety. Team leadership and budgetary responsibilities. Typically responsible for interviewing, selecting and appointing temporary vintage cellar staff.
Skill level required: Experienced Experience: 5 years
Responsible for preparing and conducting all the standard tests, and some specialised tests as required. Reports any quality issues and works alongside the winemaking team to ensure the quality and safety of grape juice and wine.
Skill level required: Qualified Experience: 3-4 years
Responsible for monitoring, evaluating and leading the mechanical production and efficiency of the winery. Identifies and resolvesequipment or process defects, and operates equipment related to production, such as bottling lines and bag-in-box lines. Usually qualified and/or experienced in engineering prior to entering the wine industry.
Skill level required: Qualified and Experienced Experience: 2-5 years
Leads or assists in the management of all stages of the winemaking process, including management of winemaking/temporary staff. May assist in decisions with respect to viticulture and harvesting of the grape crop.
Skill level required: Experienced Training years: 1-3 years
Oversees, manages and monitors all stages of the winemaking process to ensurethe product is produced to agreed standards, budgets, and deadlines. May assist in decisions with respect to wine strategy, viticulture, and harvesting.
Skill level required: Expert Training years: 5-10 years
Information regarding job descriptions and experience requirements have been sourced from relevant industry stakeholders and may be subject to change.