Thursday, 2 September, 2021
Western Cape  

An exciting vacancy exists for a Winemaker at Ashton Winery. Situated between the gently flowing Breede River and the foothills of the Langeberg, the environment is perfect for producing quality wines and superb viticultural practices.

The successful candidate should be energetic with a passion for delivering world-class wines within a 19 thousand tons cellar operation. A strong production-driven personality complemented with strong technical cellar- and vineyard knowledge is vital.

The Winemaker reports to the Senior Winemaker and will be responsible for, among other tasks: *the entire wine preparation process *harvest planning *fermentation *blending and stabilisation of wines *managing quality control systems *preparation for bottling *cellar staff management *cellar administration *management of operating systems (IPW, ISO22000, WIETA) *marketing initiatives *vineyard consulting to producing farms *cellar hygiene *general winemaking duties associated with the role.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience:
• A relevant tertiary qualification in winemaking (preferably a BSc Viticulture and Oenology/Elsenburg Diploma);
• 3 years’ experience as Winemaker OR at least 5 years’ experience as Assistant Winemaker.

Commencement of duties: 1 November 2021

Please apply online at before 09:00 on 13 September 2021.

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

Please note that only shortlisted candidates are contacted. Should no feedback be received within two weeks after the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.