JOB DESCRIPTION

Kilchurn is a contract winemaking facility based in Romsey in the Macedon Ranges, 1 hour from Melbourne. We are Australia’s leading contract processing facility for Traditional Method sparkling wine and Pet Nat sparkling.

Kilchurn is a contract winemaking facility based in Romsey in the Macedon Ranges, 1 hour from Melbourne. We are Australia’s leading contract processing facility for Traditional Method sparkling wine and Pet Nat sparkling.
We are looking for both an Assistant Winemaker and a Cellar Hand. Both positions are full time permanent positions. This is an exciting opportunity to learn the craft of sparkling winemaking in a small team in a busy winery, making sparkling from a diverse range of wine regions and styles.

The Assistant Winemaker will be involved in all aspects of the process, including vintage operations, tirage bottling, cellar work, some lab work and helping the team to ensure we’re producing the best sparkling we can for our clients. You may be involved in some client tastings, so you need to have a friendly personality and be a good communicator.

The cellar hand will be involved in all cellar activities including grape processing, fermentation management, barrel work, fining, filtration and bottling both still & sparkling wines. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn a broad range of cellar skills.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

The successful Assistant Winemaker candidate will have:
• At least 3 years winery experience
• Experience with sparkling wine production is an advantage
• Currently studying or completed winemaking qualification
• Friendly personality and be a good communicator
• Forklift licence

The successful Cellar Hand candidate will have:
• The ability to work independently and multi-task
• Forklift licence an advantage
• Excellent cellar hygiene
• Attention to detail
• Willingness to work hard and learn

Applicants must have Australian citizenship/residency or a valid existing Australian work visa. Only these applicants will be considered.

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