Winemaker (Klawer Cellars)

Saturday, 22 June, 2024
Olifants River  

Klawer Wine Cellar, situated on the N7 in the Olifantsriver Wine Region, has an exciting opportunity for an innovative and experienced individual with good work ethic, and the ability to work under pressure within a team environment.

The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to): *full winemaking process *blending and stabilization of wine *ensuring compliance with relevant quality standards (FSSC22000), accreditations/certifications (IPW, SAWIS), and ethical audits (WIETA) *inventory management and product administration *cellar hygiene and health & safety requirements *liaison with suppliers *cellar staff management *all other tasks related to the position.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience:
• A relevant qualification in Viticulture and Oenology (Elsenburg or University of Stellenbosch);
• Approximately 10 years’ independent winemaking experience;
• Thorough knowledge of FSSC 22000/BRC Food Safety Management Systems;
• Thorough knowledge of IPW requirements for Cellars;
• Fully bilingual (Afrikaans & English);
• Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office, Wine MS/EZY Wine, SAWIS);
• Good technical knowledge of Cellar equipment;
• Excellent people management skills;
• Excellent problem-solving skills.

Commencement date: 1 September 2024.

Please apply online at before 09:00 on 8 July 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.