Steenberg Vineyards - Winemaker

Cape Town  

Position Summary


We seek to appoint an experienced (5 years plus) and resourceful winemaker who wishes to build on their existing reputation for excellence in winemaking by both replicating and developing our superior brand offering.  Ideally, the successful candidate will have excellent cellar experience along with modern wine development skills and abilities and have been responsible for the development of a range of varietals from vineyard to finished product.


Job Requirements


  • Take responsibility for all vintages, continue ethos of excellence
  • Lead winemaking process
  • Manage supplies, equipment maintenance, harvest interns, barrel and bottling budget, ferment/barrel/vintage documentation.
  • Work closely with Farm Manager, vineyard crews, Business Manager, Marketing and events team.
  • Host events and tastings when required.
  • Represent the winery with core partners, clients, and the wine industry.

Personal Attributes and skill requirements


  • Professional communication (written and verbal) as well as personal interfacing skills,  resulting in a high level of credibility, trust and respect with both internal  and external stakeholders (trade customers and consumers)
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • creative and entrepreneurial mindset
  • A passionate and positively disposed individual
  • Valid Code 08 driver’s license without endorsements
  • Basic computer skills (MS Office suite – Excel/Word and Outlook)
  • Solid business acumen and understanding
  • A passion for customer service
  • A high level of energy as this position involves working long, flexible hours, including some evenings, weekend and public holidays when required.
  • Prepared to travel when required


Submit your application to by no later than 10th of November 2018.

Please note that after submitting an application, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

 Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act and in line with Graham Beck Enterprises’ Employment Equity Policy.