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Assistant Winemaker

Thorn-Clarke Wines

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Angaston, South Australia

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Full time

Thorn-Clarke Wines

Thorn-Clarke Wines is an award-winning, family-owned, estate grown producer; based at Angaston in the Barossa Valley.

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About Us:

Thorn-Clarke Wines is an award-winning, family-owned, estate grown producer; based at Angaston in the Barossa Valley. The family are now proud custodians of approximately 170 hectares of vineyard (including holdings in some of the most Southerly and Northerly sites in the region) and our small but passionate team has achieved over 20 trophies at the International and Domestic level, a 5 Red Star rating from the Halliday Wine Companion, and certification from Sustainable Winegrowing Australia.

With 6 generations of grape growing heritage, our philosophy is strongly rooted in sustainable viticulture. We believe that exceptional wines are created in the vineyard and that sentiment flows through into everything that we do. We pride ourselves on creating authentic, expressive wines that truly showcase what the Barossa has to offer.

Our winery has a 2000T capacity and we process our red and white grapes on site, using a mixture of hands-on techniques along with the use of our modern equipment.

About The Role:

We are seeking a quality focussed Assistant Winemaker who has a strong passion for wine to join our small but highly skilled team.

This is a full-time, permanent position, ideal to build your knowledge and experience in all aspects of wine production, with a quality driven company focused on detail and integrity. We offer a long-term career opportunity with ongoing training and mentorship along with supportive management to ensure your growth.

You will work closely with our very knowledgeable and highly experienced Chief Winemaker, in a hands on capacity in the winery and laboratory, focussing on maintaining quality control and product integrity to ensure that high quality wine is produced.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Production and processing of premium wines
  • Laboratory analysis
  • Vintage processing and barrel management
  • Preparation of wines for bottling/despatch
  • Staff workload and management
  • Data entry into the winery record system

About You:

The ideal candidate will need to be enthusiastic, reliable, detail orientated, able to work well under pressure and adaptable to changing priorities. You will also have strong planning, organisational, leadership, problem solving and decision making skills; with a willingness to learn and a dedication to uphold quality and safe work practices.

To be successful you will have the following:

  • Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology (or equivalent)
  • Current drivers’ licence (ability to drive a manual vehicle is highly regarded)
  • Previous cellar/vintage experience
  • Current high-risk forklift licence
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a small team

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, which includes drug and alcohol testing.

Remuneration will be discussed with the successful candidate, based on skills and expertise.

This position is available for an immediate start, so get your application in now!

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