Job Vacancies

Job opportunities from our Association Members are posted here.

Harry’s Deli at Wirra Wirra is in a growth phase with our brand-new state of the art kitchen and expanded dining spaces, we need an additional all-rounder to help keep our customers happy and caffeinated.

We have a Casual position available for an enthusiastic, experienced Food and Beverage Attendant who likes working in a friendly, fast paced environment. We are open for lunch every day of the year except Good Friday and Christmas Day and for breakfast on weekends and public holidays.

You will enjoy the benefits of being part of the Wirra Wirra winery team and the culture that makes this a special and popular place to work.

A minimum of 15-20 hours work a week is expected, with opportunities to expand that over time.

Applications close Wednesday 8 December unless the role is filled beforehand. Please submit your application here.

Mollydooker Wines, McLaren Vale, South Australia is looking for someone with a positive attitude to join us as Casual Laboratory Technician/Cellar Hand for Vintage 2022.

This role involves conducting daily juice and wine analysis as well as working hands on in the winery cellar.

Previous Laboratory experience is required, and previous Winery experience is preferred but not essential as training in all Mollydooker systems will be provided.

The position will commence approximately 14th February 2022 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.

Job Requirements

  • 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

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently only able to consider applications from Australian residents or people already living in Australia with a valid work visa.

If you are an Australian citizen or a resident with a valid work visa and you can tick the boxes above, we encourage you to apply by emailing your current resume and a covering letter to Att: Christian Hansen at vintage@mollydookerwines.com.au.

Applications close at end of business on Thursday 23rd December 2021

McLaren Vale Grape, Wine & Tourism Association (MVGWTA) evolved from the McLaren Vale Winemakers Group that started in the region over 50 years ago. Since MVGWTA’s inception, the brand ‘McLaren Vale’ has achieved world recognition. MVGWTA is funded by the McLaren Vale Wine Industry Fund and is a membership-based organisation that is governed by a Board of Directors. 

 

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and engaging leader to join MVGWTA as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Working closely with the Board, the CEO will provide excellent standards of operational and strategic leadership across all areas and functions of the organisation. As the public face of the organisation, the CEO is also responsible for positive engagement and advocacy with a wide range of communities, industry groups and individuals, in addition to inspiring and leading the team. 

 

The successful candidate will be a naturally engaging and confident leader, with strong emotional intelligence and empathy. In addition to your excellent strategic and commercial acumen, you must have the ability to deliver key objectives to benefit the organisation and its members. You will demonstrate political nous and the ability to engage with stakeholders across a range of industries and sectors. Qualifications in Business Management, Marketing, Communications, Financial Management or other relevant discipline are essential. 

 

Confidential enquiries can be made by contacting Katherine Scott at Morton Philips on (08) 8210 8510. Applications in Word format can be made via SEEK.

 

To apply for this role, please click here.

Cellar Door Host - Weekends

Kay Brothers are looking for a Cellar Door Host for a regular Sunday shift.  

  • Wine knowledge is preferred, but not essential.
  • Must be available to work weekends.

People with hospitality or customer service experience encouraged to apply. A small, close team, with some fantastic new facilities for our customers, it is a great place to work! 

Send your applications to alix.hardy@kaybrothers.com.au

POSITION VACANT – Viticulturist/Vineyard Supervisor at Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards, McLaren Vale

Looking after 110Ha of super-premium vineyards in beautiful McLaren Vale, Oliver’s Taranga has much to offer the right candidate. Multi-award winning, Sustainable Winegrowing Australia (SWA) accredited, leaders in working with alternative and traditional varietals and with 180+ years of grape growing experience under our belt, we are looking for someone to help take us to the next level.

The salary package is commensurate with experience and qualifications, including a vehicle and mobile phone. We supply grapes to our own successful wine brand as well as many other small to large wine businesses. The position reports to the business owner.

Essential Requirements

  • Self-motivated to continue learning and to implement best practice premium viticulture.
  •  Excellent knowledge and experience of all aspects of vineyard establishment, operations, improvement and maintenance.
  • Management of pruning, canopy manipulation & trellis maintenance.
  • Ability to supervise permanent and seasonal workforce.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Operation of tractor/s and respective vineyard machinery.
  • Irrigation operation and maintenance as required.
  • Pest and disease monitoring and control.
  • Current drivers, forklift and chemical users licence.
  • Strong planning and communication skills with ability to follow and give out instructions efficiently and professionally.
  • Good record keeping skills and proficiency with standard computer software.
  • Management of SWA and Grapeweb/chemical diary programmes.
  • Work with the winemaking team to meet quality and quantity requirements.

Desired Requirements

  • Understanding of relevant WHS/OHS laws and regulations.
  • Current first aid certificate.
  • Backhoe/loader/truck licence.

Enquiries: phone Don on 0417 799 039

Applications: by 30th November 2021, complete with cover letter and current CV. Email to admin@oliverstaranga.com

Berg Herring Wines are looking for a casual cellar door staff member to join their team.

Looking for someone to who is available to work at least 2 days per week, one during the week & one on the weekend, with flexibility on days.
Working hours are 11:45am - 6:15pm.

The right person will be confident working alone in a busy environment as well as working as part of a small team.

Previous cellar door or wine related hospitality experience would be ideal.

Please send in resumes attention to Chloe at enquiries@bergherringwines.com.au 

Would you like to join the team at Vigna Bottin?  We are hiring!

We are looking for a superstar (or two) to join our passionate and service focused team for a predominantly front of house/wine tasting position.  

  • Cellar door experience and hospitality background is a must.
  • Mostly weekend work with the possibility of week day work.
  • Availability on weekends and being over 18 also required.
  • RSA certificate essential.

Previous applicants need not to apply.

Please email your CV to Maria at vino@vignabottin.com.au.

ORTUS WINES – Cellar Door Team Member (Casual)

We're seeking an enthusiastic and experienced casual staff member to work 2 to 3 days a week (including a weekend day - 7 hours per day) in our brand new McLaren Vale cellar door opening in December 2021 with the potential for full time employment.

 

The successful applicant will have:

  • A keen passion for hospitality and wine
  • A sound understanding of the styles and properties of wine
  • Prior experience in a sales and customer service role within the hospitality industry
  • Friendly, enthusiastic, and professional demeanour with exceptional customer service skills and attention to detail
  • A current Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate
  • Reliable vehicle with full driver’s license
  • WSET desirable

 

Duties

The successful applicant will perform the following duties:

  • Greeting all guests promptly and educating them on the Ortus Wines story
  • Providing exceptional customer service
  • Serving wine & cheese platters
  • Processing sales
  • Signing up mailing list and club members
  • Polishing glasses
  • Preparing tasting plates
  • Cleaning plates and tables
  • Stocking wine
  • Till Reconciliation
  • Maintain cleanliness of the cellar door, kitchen, and bathroom areas, following all appropriate food handling and OH&S procedures

 

Please send applications to info@ortuswines.com.au.

Cellar Door Casuals

Bec Hardy Wines (BHW) is a fast growing, family-owned wine business based in McLaren Vale, South Australia. The company was recently named Regional Export Company of the Year, our second major business award in fifteen months.

As visitation to our Pertaringa cellar door grows, the BHW team is looking for Cellar Door Casuals to help promote our award-winning ranges of Bec Hardy and Pertaringa wines. We’re looking for someone who wants to be part of a fun team that continues to achieve great things! Sound like you?

Based at the company’s Pertaringa cellar door in McLaren Vale, this role will offer casual shifts on 1 to 2 days per week (mainly weekends and Public Holidays).

Skills and experience:
• Excellent customer service, time management and communication skills
• Passionate about delivering a first-class customer wine experience
• Being a team player and able to work efficiently with people across different areas of BHW
• Previous cellar door experience will be an advantage, but is not essential

Primary responsibilities will include:
• Exceeding our cellar door visitors’ expectations with outstanding customer service
• Telling the Bec Hardy Wines and Pertaringa story
• An ability to convert an outstanding experience into sales outcomes, including sale of our subscription wine club
• Opening and closing of the cellar door, as well as maintain a tidy and welcoming environment
• Accurate recording of day-to-day transactions at end of day reconciliation
• Complying with Liquor Licence regulations and adherence to Responsible Service of Alcohol legislation

The successful candidate will have:
• A positive, can-do attitude
• Passion for wine with a willingness to learn more
• A current Responsible Service of Alcohol badge
• Australian Permanent Residency

If you think you have what it takes, email your CV and cover letter to hello@bechardy.com.au.

We are seeking a casual cellar door sales assistant to join our team at the DOWIE DOOLE Tasting Pod.

Wine knowledge is WSET level 2 is preferred, but not essential. Must be available to work weekends.

Successful candidates will bring to the role:

  • Interest and passion for wine
  • Experience in a similar role
  • Wine knowledge
  • Excellent customer service

If you enjoy engaging with people, have a passion for wine, and would like to work in the beautiful McLaren Vale region, please email your resume to tastingroom@dowiedoole.com.

Cellar Door Sales – Richard Hamilton Wines, McLaren Vale

Leconfield and Richard Hamilton Wines, a long-established family-owned winery producing premium wines in McLaren Vale and Coonawarra, is seeking a well presented and enthusiastic person to join the small team at our picturesque McLaren Vale Cellar Door.  Our Tasting Room offers hosted Wine Flights, and we are renowned for our Regional Platters and service. The ideal candidate is personable, friendly, and customer service oriented.  A background in retail sales or hospitality is beneficial as well as a sound wine knowledge or passion for the wine industry.  The position is on a casual basis, specifically weekends, with occasional weekday shifts available. The role is multi-faceted with some administration duties likely to be requested as part of your role.

Reporting to the Cellar Door Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Greeting all guests promptly and provide knowledgeable, consistent, and courteous Hosted Wine Flights that educate guests on the Hamilton family history, our vineyards and wines, ultimately leading to an engaging visitor experience.
  • Capturing new member details by encourage Centurion Club membership to increase sales and build customer loyalty.
  • Perform all daily Cellar Door functions, processing transactions, stocking wine, packing orders and general housekeeping duties, kitchen duties and food preparation as needed.
  • Assist with additional Cellar Door events. 
  • Maintain cleanliness of the cellar door, kitchen, and bathroom areas, following all appropriate food handling and OH&S procedures.

To be successful in your application you must have:

  • Friendly, enthusiastic, and professional demeanour
  • Effective team player with a positive attitude
  • Exceptional customer service skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent personal presentation
  • Good wine knowledge and a passion to learn
  • Comfortable speaking in front of both small and large groups
  • Physically fit and capable of lifting cases of wine
  • Prior Winery and /or Hospitality or Retail experience is valued
  • Current RSA & ideally RP badge
  • WSET highly desirable

Please send applications to karlyc@leconfieldwines.com

Only applicants required for interview will be contacted.

Vineyard Operator (Irrigation) - Paxton Wines

Responsible for the operation and maintenance of irrigation systems as well as hands-on vineyard operations on Paxton owned and managed vineyards.

Paxton Wines is a progressive, forward-thinking family wine business with multiple vineyards in McLaren Vale.

Established in 1979 by David Paxton, one of Australia’s most experienced and respected viticulturists, today the business is a regional leader with some of the largest holdings – approximately 82 Hectares – of fully certified organic and biodynamic vineyards in McLaren Vale. Further vineyards are under full Paxton management in the region.

Reporting to the Vineyard Manager, this is a position suited to a practical, reliable, and active person. The successful applicant will work as part of a team to efficiently deliver irrigation requirements through best practice and well-maintained systems across multiple properties. 

Duties will include irrigation system operation, physical checks, repairs and upgrades as necessary.  Some weekend work may be required.
Outside of irrigation activities, general vineyard duties will be required including Harvest.

Current drivers license and Australian residency/ citizenship required.

Paxton Wines supports a culture of continuous improvement and professional development. The conditions and remuneration are competitive and commensurate with the role and experience of the candidate.

Please send resume to: paxton@paxtonwines.com 

Casual Cellar Door & Front of House Staff - Mitolo Wines

About Us: Mitolo Wines is located in the heart of the world-renowned McLaren Vale wine region, just 40 minutes from the centre of Adelaide and currently seeking passionate cellar door and front of house staff to join our team. Inspired by the great Italian producers, we make wines that we believe in, are fun to discuss and great to drink. Mitolo Wines and Little Wolf Osteria together cultivate a dynamic work environment - our small and dedicated team of career focused hospitality professionals’ work closely together and are passionate about all aspects of the industry.

About the positions: In the cellar door, we strive to always present a polished, casual, engaging and educational tasting experience with our ever evolving tasting options. This casual cellar door position will include hosting tastings of many sizes, up to 24 people, presenting wine in the restaurant when necessary, packing wine, restocking and curating tastings based on the individual customer’s needs and knowledge about the product.

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate:

  • Confidence and positivity towards the workplace and the brand with an eagerness to learn and openly demonstrate their knowledge with guests
  • Ability to manage multiple tastings at a time in a fast paced environment
  • A firm understanding and passion for wine, preferably with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a sales, wine or hospitality position
  • High customer sales and club member sign up average

In our restaurant, Little Wolf Osteria, we are looking for hard working casual staff for front of house positions including wait staff and juniors. Creating a relaxing and fun experience for guests, while keeping up with a high energetic service is a must. Coffee skills would be a bonus!

All training and support will be provided for any position.

You must be available on weekends with Friday lunch also preferred.

For cellar door, please contact Errin at: errin.loznak@mitolowines.com.au

For front of house, please contact Kieran at: kieran.noell@mitolowines.com.au

Wine Guide & Driver - Small Batch Wine Tours

Do you love learning and talking about wine, meeting happy people from around Australia and the world, and want to get to know the winemakers and growers across South Australia's wine regions?

Small Batch is a boutique wine tour business focussing on attracting real winelovers and guiding them through Adelaide's premier regions. We generally visit smaller, boutique wineries where possible, with a big emphasis on quality and storytelling. No two days are ever the same as we choose winery locations based on requests and where the guide thinks will suit the guests onboard. We're on the lookout for people willing to work as a driver-guide, usually from 9am-6pm up to four or five days a week. Position is casual to start but with the view to go full time for the right person.

You are:

  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Confident in driving a car, with a clean driving record
  • Love wine (preferably knowledgeable to a WSET2 or above grade)
  • Reliable - we can't afford to have people calling in sick at the last minute, it just doesn't work for this position
  • Casual role with view to Full Time

If this sounds like you or someone you know, please get in touch.

Send your applications to info@smallbatchwinetours.com.au