Vacancy For Rymill Coonawarra Assistant Winemaker

Company Information:

  • Company Name: Rymill Coonawarra
  • Location: 110 Clayfield Road, Glenroy, SA 5277, Australia
  • Phone: 08 87365001 (Main Phone)
  • Category: Winemaking / Oenology
  • Application Closing Date: October 27, 2023
  • Manages Others: Yes
  • Experience Required: Yes
  • Qualifications Required: Yes
  • Employment Type: Employee
  • Work Schedule: Full Time – Permanent
  • Travel: Light Domestic Travel

Job Description:

Rymill Coonawarra, a dynamic, family-owned winery situated in the northern region of South Australia’s world-renowned Coonawarra strip, is recognized for producing wines of exceptional quality and value from well-established estate vineyards. The company has a job opening for a highly motivated individual to assume the role of Assistant Winemaker.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating daily winemaking operations in collaboration with the Laboratory and Cellar team.
  • Performing cellar and laboratory tasks as needed to ensure efficient and high-quality wine production.
  • Preparing and conducting trials and wine tastings with the Winemaker to contribute to wine style and blending decisions.
  • Representing the company at trade and consumer events.
  • Independently monitoring and maintaining wine within specified quality standards.
  • Providing a winemaker’s perspective and insights within the laboratory and cellar.
  • Monitoring and managing vintage fermentations and operations.
  • Assisting in coordinating external bottlings and associated logistics.
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Job Requirements:

Rymill Coonawarra operates with a small team of highly skilled and dedicated staff, and they are seeking a candidate who is group-oriented, possesses strong analytical and interpretative skills, logistical acumen, and creativity. The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications and characteristics:

  • A degree in Oenology (or nearing completion of a relevant degree).
  • Hands-on cellar experience in small to medium-sized wineries, with a minimum of 3-5 vintages.
  • A strong appreciation of wine and wine tasting, along with the willingness to express opinions during tastings.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of winery management systems (EzyWine) is beneficial but not mandatory.
  • Experience working with cool climate grapes and premium red wines.
  • Flexibility to work extended hours during the vintage season, including weekends, and occasionally travel domestically.
  • Possession of an Australian forklift and driver’s license.
  • Applicants must have the legal right to work in Australia.
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For additional information, please contact Lewis White via email at 08 87365001.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for individuals passionate about winemaking to join a respected winery and contribute to the production of outstanding wines in the beautiful Coonawarra region of South Australia. Don’t miss this chance to be part of the Rymill Coonawarra team.


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