Thursday, 26 September, 2019
Ilze van Niekerk    

An exciting vacancy exists for a Winemaker in the Swartland district!

The successful candidate should be creative with an appetite to dream and co-develop superb wines with external clients as well as our client's own brands. A strong client driven personality complemented with strong ethical leadership and sound communication skills are vital.

To be eligible to apply you will need a relevant tertiary qualification in winemaking, (preferably a BSc Viticulture and Oenology/Elsenburg Diploma), 3-5 years’ experience as responsible Winemaker / at least 5 years as Assistant Winemaker.

The Winemaker reports to the Production Manager and Senior Winemaker and is responsible for, among other:

The full wine preparation process * fermentation * blending and stabilisation of wines * managing quality control systems * preparation for bottling * cellar staff management * cellar administration * management of operating systems (IPW, HACCP, ISO9001) * marketing initiatives * cellar hygiene.

The successful incumbent of this role will be responsible for overseeing wines made by clients, but also responsible for our client’s own brands and private labels. Interaction with clients will be vital to the success of this role, together with invoicing and billing of all cellar activities undertaken during the process.

An appetite for experimenting whilst servicing the cellar and its clients will be imperative.

Please only apply online at before 09:00 Friday 4th of October 2019. For any further information please contact Ilze van Niekerk at 021 863 1444. 

Commencement of duties: As soon as possible.

Should no feedback be received within two weeks after the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.