Wednesday, 12 June, 2024

Holden Manz, a family-owned boutique farm located in Franschhoek, has the above-mentioned position available. This is a business-critical position, requiring an experienced individual who is hard-working, thrives under pressure, needs little direct supervision, has high integrity, attention to detail and is a strong communicator.

The successful candidate will report to the Cellar Master and CEO, and will be responsible for: *Full winemaking process *Blending and stabilisation of wine *Management of cellar staff *Ensure cellar hygiene is compliant with food safety, quality control and Health and Safety systems *Managing stocks and ordering of dry goods *Liaison with suppliers and grape providers *Manage custom crush clients *Management of cellar inventory including maintenance of machinery and equipment *Prepare and update budgets and costings reporting to CFO *Manage all production activities including bottling and labelling *IPW audit *Submission of wines to competitions *Presenting wines at functions, events and dinners *All other duties related to the position.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience:
• Relevant tertiary qualification in Winemaking or similar;
• Minimum 5-8 years’ experience in a similar role;
• Experience with the export of wines and reporting to IPW is essential;
• Knowledge of requirements for export labels, Digi-labels or similar;
• Detailed knowledge of SARS, SAWIS and Wine on Line;
• Good computer literacy (MS Office, specifically Excel);
• WIETA experience and forklift license will be beneficial;
• Fluent in spoken and written English.

Please apply online at before 09:00 on 24 June 2024.

For general enquiries, contact our team at M3 Human Capital Management on 021 863 1444.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates are contacted. If you don’t hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was unsuccessful.