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Job Vacancies

Job opportunities from MVGWTA member businesses are posted here.

We are seeking experience tractor operators with some mechanical knowledge to join our growing team at McLaren Vale. They must have current driver’s licence with the ability to drive manual vehicles and non-smokers will be preferred.

The role involves numerous vineyard tasks and operation of various machinery mainly covering the McLaren Vale Region, with additional services for the Dept of Environment and Water (Slashing National Parks) and the Dept. of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure.

The right candidate will be enthusiastic, punctual, well organised, highly motivated and display a keen interest to learn and willingness to achieve. Passion and commitment to do a good job and taking pride in your work is a must.

Position is available for immediate start. Commencing casual full time hours Monday to Friday plus overtime available with permanent full-time position for the right candidate. Pay rates are above award.

Please email through your resume with references to [email protected]

Yangarra Estate Vineyard and Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard are two highly acclaimed certified organic vineyards based at Kangarilla in the McLaren Vale Wine Region.

Reporting to the Vineyard Manager, this position based in Kangarilla requires an efficient and hard-working Vineyard Operator to work closely with the vineyard team to achieve the timely completion of all vineyard operations. You will be required to demonstrate the ability to think quickly on your feet, show initiative, be reliable and use your time effectively.

Key responsibilities and duties include;

  • Mechanical canopy management, weed control and pre-pruning
  • Harvest Operations – mechanical harvesting and pick up
  • Organic chemical application and recording processes – multirow spray unit
  • Fencing and trellis repairs and maintenance
  • Irrigation maintenance
  • Responsible for the daily maintenance and upkeep of vineyard equipment, reporting of faults or breakages immediately
  • Responsible for WH&S compliance and ensuring that all work activities are carried out in accordance with company procedures and policies

It is expected that all applicants can demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Experience with both the practical and technical aspects of vineyard operations
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively as part of a team and autonomously
  • Proven highly developed organisational, prioritisation and time management skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to work hours under shift arrangements (eg. Up to 12 hours day/night and weekends as required)

You will be contributing to create world class wines through a culture of maintaining well-being, accountability, uncompromising detail, a cohesive team and innovative growth.

To apply for this position please email a covering letter addressing how you meet the above criteria, and Resume to our Vineyard Manager - [email protected]

Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview

Applications Close Tuesday 10th October 2023


Mollydooker Wines is strongly committed to our vision of producing the best wine in the world and we are also committed to building a reputation of quality, integrity and dedication that is second to none. We are currently looking for a passionate Vintage Assistant Winemaker to join us as a vital member of our 2024 Winemaking team.

Based at our McLaren Vale winery, the position will be quite diverse and involves but is not limited to:

  • Hands on work in the winery
  • Overseeing quality checking procedures including fruit intake and various other vintage processes
  • Assisting with the winemaking plan and cellar note production
  • Hands on wine analysis and interpretation of results

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • One or more vintages in a similar role.
  • Commitment to excellence and attention to detail
  • A degree in Oenology with good academic record and scientific knowledge
  • A bright, cheerful, positive, and humble attitude
  • Good time management in performing a range of tasks from winemaking, laboratory and cellar operations
  • Work effectively in a team environment or independently
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Willing to work within the Mollydooker systems
  • A current drivers licence and reliable transport
  • A forklift licence and / or confined space training is preferred.


Extended hours of work including weekend and public holiday work and shift work (afternoon shift) during the vintage period

This is a temporary position commencing early to mid-February 2024 through until the completion of the 2024 Vintage (approx. end of April / start of May).

Join us!

If you want to experience working with a dynamic team in a modern working environment with excellent conditions and facilities, then we would love to hear from you. Go on... click Apply Now!


Mollydooker Wines, McLaren Vale, South Australia is looking for someone with a positive attitude to join us as Casual Laboratory Assistant/Cellar Hand for Vintage 2024.

This role involves conducting daily juice and wine analysis as well as working hands on in the winery cellar, such as:
• Routine chemical analysis including: pH, TA, VA, SO2, Brix, Be, RS
• Measuring and recording of fermentation data and enzymatic analysis
• Calibration and QA checks of Lab equipment and procedures
• Identifying and reporting unusual or out of specification results
• General housekeeping and cleanliness procedures within the laboratory

The position will commence approximately 12th February 2024 and will continue until vintage completion (estimated to be late April possibly early May).

The successful candidate must be available to work both days and nights on a 2 week rotating roster and be prepared to work weekends and public holidays as required.


• Previous Laboratory experience is required
• Previous Winery experience is preferred; training in all Mollydooker systems will be provided.
• Attention to detail
• Commitment to excellence
• A safe, consistent, flexible approach to work
• A preparedness to learn the Mollydooker systems
• An ability to work as part of a team
• You are reliable and punctual

Applicants must have Australian citizenship/residency or a valid existing Australian work visa.

Please forward a copy of your CV and cover letter via our career page here


Recognised globally for making wines that make people go WOW, Mollydooker Wines is now welcoming applications to join the team as a Cellar Hand for Vintage 2024. This is no ordinary vintage role... we LOVE to have FUN, and you are going to learn about what makes our wines unique, while experiencing a safe and clean work environment with a great team.

With our three points of difference, Mollydooker (Aussie slang for a left-handed person) is a family owned and operated winery based in the McLaren Vale, South Australia. Through relentless attention to detail, Mollydooker are famous for producing premium wines that beautifully represent the warm, coastal climate of the region and have been praised globally, including receiving five 99-point Wine Advocate scores by renowned wine critic, Robert Parker.

The Vintage Cellar Hand adds value by assisting with:

  • Carrying out all procedures in the winery and property in accordance with Mollydooker systems and methodology
  • Using and maintaining equipment to Company standards
  • Understanding and adhere to safety regulations including confined space and chemical handling whilst reporting any potential hazards
  • Supporting other team members

Shows ability to perform tasks in:

  • Cellar hygiene
  • Chemical handling
  • Preparing and making additions to wine
  • Safely transferring of product including at least 2 or more of the following;
    1. Wine and Ferments
    2. Racking
    3. Heat Exchange
    4. Oak filling and emptying
  • Understanding between Centrifugal and Positive displacement pumps
  • Vintage operations – at least 3 or more of the following;
    1. Crushing and/or Pressing
    2. Cap Management
    3. Tank Cleaning
    4. Barrel washing
    5. Forklift driving


About You:

  • You have a strong attention to detail, and you care about getting the work done right, first time
  • You have a safety mindset with diligence in safe and hygienic work practices
  • You have the flexibility to adapt as needed and interested in learning the Mollydooker way
  • Team mates enjoy your company, you work hard together, you have each other's back, and you help each other to be successful
  • You are known for being reliable and are always ready for work on time.
  • We'd love for you to have previous winery experience, but it is not essential.
  • If you have a High-Risk Forklift Licence - we encourage you to apply.

Please note: International applicants must hold a valid working visa.

Your Schedule:

  • The expected start date will be week commencing 19th February 2024 and will continue until vintage completion (estimated to be early May).
  • We require you to be available to work both days and nights on a 2-week rotating roster and be prepared to work weekends and public holidays as required.

Join us!
If you want to experience working with a dynamic team in a modern working environment with excellent conditions and facilities, then we would love to hear from you. Go on…click Apply Now!

We're seeking an enthusiastic cellar door host to join our team at the DOWIE DOOLE Tasting Pod.

A part-time contract from Friday – Sunday.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A strong passion for wine
  • Wine knowledge
  • Experience in sales/hospitality
  • WSET Level 2
  • A current Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate
  • RP badge preferred


  • Tell the DOWIE DOOLE narrative
  • Deliver a personable experience
  • Give customers wine tastings
  • Process sales
  • Sign up mailing list & club members
  • Polish glasses
  • Prepare platters
  • Open/close cellar door

Please send your applications directly addressed to Beth, [email protected]

Want to know where amazing wines go to have fun? Mollydooker Wines of course. We’re hiring tasting hosts for our peak summer period to join our amazing Cellar Door team and help create positive, fun and engaging experiences for all of our guests!

The Role:

At Mollydooker, we love to bring our Cellar Door experience to life! We are focused on delivering strong customer service and creating lasting relationships so that our guest’s experience with us feels personal and is remembered beyond their Cellar Door visit. We are all also responsible for the safety and cleanliness of the Cellar Door, reporting concerns to the supervisor or manager to make sure we work together to positively represent the Mollydooker brand at all times. Also, it’s got to be fun, otherwise why are we here?!

About You:

You are passionate about people! You love connecting and building relationships, and are awesome at creating amazing experiences for guests, and balancing this between multiple groups of customers from all walks of life. You notice when customers want to know more or if they’re just here to chill, and you tailor your service to make sure it’s just right for them. Also, if you love wine and/or have wine knowledge that will really help too.

What We're Offering:

We are offering approx. 15 hours per week, on a 7-day roster, depending on customer needs. The ability to cover shifts on short notice is super advantageous and you must be available on weekends and public holidays, because that’s when people love to hang out! Benefits include joining a lively and supportive team, generous staff pricing on wines, and above award pay rates because we are grateful for the pride and effort our team put into their work.

Next Steps:

If this is for you, then apply now and tell us why you and Mollydooker need to get together. If you’d like to know more about Mollydooker wines, head to our website at To apply click here

Worried you don’t have experience in the industry? What we care about most is finding someone who is the right cultural fit and is passionate about what they do. Stop overthinking it and just apply!

PLEASE NOTE: This is an ongoing casual employment position. After submitting an application, all applicants will receive an email from Employment Hero with a link to additional application questions. Please complete these questions to ensure your application is submitted in full.


Wirra Wirra is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced cellar operator who is keen to lead the cellar team as our Cellar Supervisor.

Reporting to the Chief Winemaker, the Cellar Supervisor plays an essential role in contributing to and participating in the creation of a safe, efficient work environment for the winery team.

The Cellar Supervisor leads the cellar team whilst remaining in a hands-on capacity to ensure winemaking plans are executed in a timely manner to the highest quality outcome.

The Cellar Supervisor maintains a very close working relationship with the winemaking team, to help deliver:

  • Work plans efficiently and effectively.
  • Manage day to day cellar operator priorities and work standards.
  • A high performance, skilled cellar team.
  • A safe and rewarding work environment.
  • A culture of continuous improvement and quality focus.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures all employees adhere to cellar procedures as specified in company procedures with a strong emphasis on health and safety.
  • Manage the cellar team to ensure the quality of work completed is of the required standard.
  • Execute work plans efficiently and effectively within the cellar team.
  • Create a culture of continuous improvement and quality focus.
  • Ensure cellar team are operating efficiently and effectively to deliver against work plan with clear and effective communication.
  • Identify training gaps and coordinate training programmes when required.
  • Develop and review standard operating procedures (SOPs), Risk assessments (RAs) and work instructions and ensures compliance.
  • Manage hours worked, overtime and rostering of the cellar team and vintage casuals, including any shift work required.
  • Lead operator and trainer for key equipment – cross flow, presses, RDV, crusher, barrel work and juice flotation.


  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in a winery operator role
  • Experience operating equipment such as cross flow filter, air bag presses, crushing equipment, RDV filter, barrel emptying, filling and stacking.
  • Current Australian Driver’s License
  • Current Australian Forklift license
  • Experience leading a team.
  • Competent computer skills
  • Basic management skills
  • Working knowledge of winery policies and procedures

Preferred experience

  • Experience with prioritisation of work
  • Managing rosters
  • Experience recruiting casual staff.
  • Experience driving tractors and trailers.

Required Licences/Certifications

  • Current confined space certificate, training will be provided as necessary.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Work can be physical in nature, so a degree of physical fitness and health is required. Shift work will be a requirement of the job, mostly during vintage.

How to Apply

Please don't apply via Seek.

If this sounds like the position you've been looking for, please head to the Wirra Wirra Careers website to apply:

Applications close Friday 8th September, 2023.

Cellar Door Sales Assistant

We are seeking casual cellar door staff to join our team at Lloyd Brothers, located in the heart of McLaren Vale.

Lloyd Brothers wines and olives are handcrafted to highlight the very best of the fruit grown from our Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale Estates.

The ideal candidate is someone who has a passion for wine and food, with great communications skills.
Our cellar door operates 7 days a week and thus we are looking for someone to be part of our team willing to work a minimum of 2 shifts a week, with at least one weekend and weekday available.

Basic wine knowledge and hospitality experience is preferred, however full training will be provided for all new staff members.

Duties include:

  • Conducting informative wine tasting experiences for our guests.
  • Building strong customer relationships through a sales-driven, yet customer-focused approach
  • Ability to work within a small team, yet independently if required.
  • Complete opening and closing procedures.
  • General cleaning, maintaining, and restocking of cellar door.

If you have an interest in wine and hospitality, we’d love to hear from you.

Please send your resume and cover letter to our Cellar Door manager Tash at [email protected]

During the 1990’s, Kym & John Davey brought their combined expertise in winemaking, farming & business to continue & develop the estate first farmed by their Grandfather in 1957. Their goal was, and remains, to produce affordable, quality wines that express the true character of McLaren Vale.

We’re seeking an enthusiastic person to bring their wine knowledge and exceptional customer service ability to create memorable experiences for our guests. In this role you will have the opportunity to build an intimate knowledge of our wines and use this knowledge to lead our guests on engaging wine flight tastings, assist in sales and ensure positive customer experiences.

In this role, you will be responsible to:

  • Welcome all guests to the Cellar Door, offering an exceptional service at all times whilst demonstrating intimate knowledge of Shingleback's award winning wines.
  • Assume responsibility for the delivery of exceptional customer service to all visitors at all times.
  • Consistently seek opportunities to increase the overall experience for visitors.
  • Process sales of wine merchandise and gift vouchers
  • Assist the cellar door manager in the support of tours including administrative requirements and any ongoing improvements to the customer’s tour experience.
  • Ensure the tasting room and back office is clean and presentable at all times, including actions on the weekly cleaning roster

This is a casual position suitable for someone looking for 3-4 days/week or more as needed. Will include weekdays and weekends.

In order to succeed in this position, you will have:

  • A current RSA certificate & experience in working cellar door
  • Prior knowledge of best practice in service and food/wine with strong sales experience
  • A passion for creating engaging experiences with customers
  • Exceptional ability to provide memorable service
  • A high standard of personal presentation
  • High energy, a positive attitude and ability to work in a team environment
  • The legal right to work in Australia
  • Amazing attitude

To apply, Please forward your resume to [email protected]

Our home

Firehawk Farm is home to Dandelion Vineyards in McLaren Vale. Our 60-acre property is

perched atop an ancient ridge overlooking McLaren Vale, the Willunga Escarpment and the

Gulf of St Vincent. Firehawk is our native bird of prey that soars over our vineyards acting as

scarecrows to other birds, rabbits and the like that eat ripening grapes. Below the surface there's

limestone, ironstone and the 40 acres under vine include, Grenache, Shiraz and Petite Sirah.

On May 19th, at this special place, we will be opening our Wonder Room to host and share

our whimsical stories and wines.

The role

We are looking for a passionate Sous chef to support our Executive chef in delivering unique

wine and food experiences at our Wonder Room. We have the rare opportunity to present

our unique concept to our guests from a stunning new open kitchen, overlooking the

spectacular Firehawk Farm vineyards and beyond. The successful chef will be familiar with

modern kitchen operations and food styling, approachable, easy going, clean and

professional. Relevant qualifications and experience in a premium setting are necessary.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

Remuneration for this role will be negotiated based on the candidate's level of experience.

Please send your resume and cover letter or questions to [email protected]

As always, the highest level of discretion will be used during all negotiations.

Sous Chef - Permanent Full Time.

We are seeking a creative, self‐driven and experienced Sous Chef to support the leadership and operation of our kitchen team. Join our intimate, dynamic and passionate team in our unique biodynamic vineyard in McLaren Vale!

McLaren Vale is one of Australia's most iconic wine regions and our cellar door is situated in the premium Warboys vineyard, offering a beautiful setting to explore fantastic regional flavours. Our Head Chef, Georgie Rogers, has curated a constantly evolving menu that indulges customers in seasonal flavours, textures and creative cuisine to complement our award‐winning wine and spirit collection.

We are proud at Angove McLaren Vale to offer seasonal menus of locally sourced sustainably grown premium ingredients, presented with creativity and flair; lunchtime dining Thursday to Sunday with seating for 100 guests across 3 exceptionally designed spaces. For further information about Angove Family Winemakers visit Angove Family Winemakers ‐ Experience ‐ Visit McLaren Vale.

Our ideal candidate is an experienced chef who:

  • Is driven to present food in creative and innovative ways and contribute to the customer experience
  • Is confident in running a pass section, guiding and supporting the kitchen and wider team and ensuring
  • compliance with food safety, cleanliness and quality standards
  • Enjoys working in a closely‐knit kitchen team and supporting a front of house wine sales team
  • Must be strong on pans and charcoal
  • Is willing and able to create consistent food offerings using standard recipe cards
  • Is highly organised and able to creatively problem solve for the best outcomes
  • Can lead a team, provide clear direction to team members and is willing to step in and help with both the menial and high level tasks to ensure smooth operation of the kitchen, service, front of house and cellar door sales

We anticipate the Sous Chef will work day work only with full time hours being worked over 4 days, Thursday to Sunday. The Sous Chef must be available to work public holidays which fall on a Monday. Occasional evening work may be required, but these hours will be negotiated in advance.

We offer an attractive salary package, monthly product allowance, generous staff pricing on wines, brandy, whiskey and gin, and family dining discounts.

To apply for this position, please submit your application (resume and covering letter) to:

Ms Raj Kaur
HR & Safety Manager
Angove Family Winemakers
PO Box 12, Renmark SA 5341

Phone: 08 8580 3149
Email: [email protected]

Applications close: Tuesday 4th April 2023

Angove Family Winemakers is an equal opportunity employer

Working as part of a team you will ideally have experience operating labelling and packaging equipment in a food or beverage environment.

We are seeking people who have passion for learning and being part of a strong achieving team culture providing excellent service for our customers.

You will need to demonstrate your strength in the following competencies:

  • Previous wine bottling/labelling/packaging or Fast Moving Consumer Goods experience
  • Production operations and supporting work process procedures
  • Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot automated packaging equipment
  • Customer focused
  • Understanding of HACCP and or food safety and quality procedures
  • Committed to safe methods of work
  • Manufacturing Excellence practices
  • Learning agility
  • Flexibility to undertake varying work tasks
  • Hold a current Forklift License (preferable)
  • Applicants must have Australian citizenship/residency or a valid Australian work permit

For an immediate start working in McLaren Vale.

If you meet these qualifications then please submit your application to [email protected]

We look forward to receiving your application.

Seeking an experienced cleaner to join our tight knit team for our 8 boutique tourist accommodation guest houses, 6 on The Vineyard and 2 in McLaren Flat (2 mins away).

  • Choose from 5-20 hours per week
  • All work completed between 10.30am-3pm - perfect for a parent of school age children
  • It is advantageous if you are flexible on days - we try to book most cleans 1-4 weeks ahead of time
  • MUST HAVE common sense and attention to detail
  • Invoice weekly - payment straight into your bank account

Email [email protected] to register your interest and include your mobile number, any relevant experience and a little bit of information about yourself.