Assistant Winemaker (Tulbach, Cape Town)

Tuesday, 28 November, 2017
Marlize van Wyk     0219755856
Tulbagh  

A well-established boutique winery in Tulbach is looking to employ a competent Assistant Winemaker.
This is a full-time permanent position and the successful applicant will commence his or her duties in January 2018.
Very good compensation package (with accommodation included) is offered. A Tertiary qualification and at least 1 year experience as an Assistant Winemaker is required.

Requirements:

• Computer literate and Bilingual (English and Afrikaans)
• A relevant tertiary qualification
• 1 Year Experience as an Assistant Winemaker

Key Responsibilities:

• Give technical support in the winemaking process and performance of any duties as required in the production department.
• Laboratory analytics and data processing.
• General cellar documentation and certification, up to bottling
• Tasting and preliminary evaluation of wine samples (incoming and outgoing).
• Preparation of wines and creating samples for submission to buyers.
• Liaison and administration with producers during the buying and selling of grapes.
• Coordination of volumes-to-fill needs of inventory, in time.
• Arrangements and paperwork related to transportation of wines.
• Data processing and liaison with the financial department and winemaking team regarding needs/ intakes.
• SAWIS- and office administration.
• Liaising with producers to monitor and control the supply needs.
• Assistance to the Cellar Master and Winemaker to ensure that production process flows smoothly.
• Identify aromas and flavors in wines and recommend treatments to improve wine quality through batching and tasting of inventory.
• Ensure production plans and quality parameters are met in terms of bottling, lab analysis follow-up from daily wine work, blending and other cellar operations.
• Oversee cellar process management of grapes, juices and wines including chemical and ingredient additions, racks, transfers, clarification, blends, shipping and final preparation for bottling.
• Conduct fining trials, defect mitigation processes and general wine risk assessments.
• Provide input to long-term work plan when wine work variables pose a change in work plans.
• Work with the team to make harvest decisions for the grapes received, crushing, pressing and fermentation processes.
• Manage supplies and ingredients, including winemaking supplies.
• Ad hoc tasks as required for the smooth functioning of the wine estate.

Applying for this Position:

This position is open to South African citizens who adhere to the requirements. If you are interested and qualify for this position, please send your CV with position name as reference to africa.agriculture.careers@gmail.com