Assistant Winemaker: Distell

Tuesday, 7 September, 2021

Applications are invited for the above-mentioned position based at Distell Goudini Distillery in the Fortified Wines department. The successful candidate will report to the Winemaker: Fortified Wines.

 Key Performance Areas would include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform all final corrections to fortified wine products prior to dispatch
  • Sampling for the dispatch department
  • Monthly stock taking
  • Control and handling of dry goods and flavours
  • Weekly reconciliation of bulk stock and dry goods
  • Ordering and offloading of dry goods
  • Control the receipts and storage of intrinsic products
  • Effective control of Submerged system
  • Minimum and maximum stock level checks for dry goods
  • Responsible for monthly excise accounts, MM – ICC and Excise ICC reports
  • Daily recording of SAP transactions relevant to department
  • Control in the blending of fortified wines and bulk filtration
  • Assist with Scale operating functions when required
  • Team leader of E2 team meetings
  • Implementing and sustaining E2 standards
  • Effective leadership of the blending team
  • Maintain good housekeeping standards
  • Do physical receipts and dispatch as per weekly bulk program
  • Management of bulk stock in area of responsibility
  • Liaise with transporters and internal customers

 The successful candidate must have the following qualification, skills and experience:

  • A tertiary level qualification in wine making or similar
  • Minimum 2 - 3 years of cellar operations and winemaking experience
  • Computer literacy in MS Office Suite
  • Basic SAP knowledge would be an advantage
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision (Self-starter)
  • Sound people and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Own transport and willingness to work irregular hours
  • Punctuality and attendance reliability essential

 Applications process:

If you are interested and meet all requirements, please register and apply via the Distell Career Portal by logging onto

Reference number:  18621                                            Closing Date: 10 September 2021