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Job Vacancies

Job opportunities from MVGWTA member businesses are posted here.


The MVGWTA Board has a need to fill a current vacancy for an Independent Non-Executive Director, as well as create a short-list of potential future candidates for Independent Non-Executive Director positions.

Key Skills and Responsibilities

MVGWTA is seeking expressions of interest from experienced Independent Non-Executive Directors who have expertise in at least one of the following areas:

  • Regional Brand development and marketing;
  • Tourism development and marketing;
  • Government and Public Sector relations;

Board experience, an understanding of Member-based organisations, an ability to contribute to strategy development, governance qualifications and/or completion of the AICD Company Director Course will be highly regarded. Wine industry expertise would be an advantage but not considered mandatory. All applicants should be based in South Australia.

The role of MVGWTA Non-Executive Directors is determined by the MVGWTA Constitution (sections 6 & 7), the MVGWTA Board Charter and Code of Conduct, and will cover:

  • Providing leadership of the Association with a framework of prudent and effective controls to drive a strong and adaptable organisational culture;
  • Setting the Association’s strategic aims, ensuring that the necessary resources are in place for the Association to meet its objectives, and reviewing management performance; and
  • Setting the Association’s values and ensuring that its obligations to its stakeholders and others are understood and met, including a coordinated approach to long term strategic planning and sustainability.

Time Commitment

Board Meetings are held in-person six times per year, approximately every two months, during work hours. Board Meetings last 2-3 hours each. There is an expectation that Board Members will also attend key functions and events throughout the year.


Board Meetings are primarily held in McLaren Vale, with the occasional strategic and or stakeholder forums held in Adelaide.


Board remuneration for all Directors has been provided for in the new constitution. A small fee is currently provided.

Application Process

More information about this position can be found here.

Applications must be submitted to MVGWTA CEO Erin Leggat [email protected]

Applications to be received no later than midnight Friday 31 March 2023.

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter specifying your interest in and suitability for the role;
  • A short 2-3 page Director CV including your contact details, and education, employment and directorship history.

Selection and Shortlisting Process

All applications will be assessed on demonstrated experience and merit against the requirements above and the Board Charter.

Please contact MVGWTA CEO Erin Leggat ([email protected]) with any queries.

This role is for someone who loves people, wine and spending their workday surrounded by towering gums and the sound of birdsong. You’ll be exceptional at creating ongoing relationships with our new and long-time customers and be able to make all our guests feel like they’re a part of something special!

You’ll get the opportunity to feed and interact with the beautiful animals in our wildlife sanctuary, as well as host our guests, imparting knowledge about our wines and our beautiful corner of McLaren Vale.

This is a casual position for three days a week including one weekend day, with the opportunity for more for the right person.

Responsibilities of this role include

  • Greeting guests and familiarising them with Woodstock’s food & wine offerings and experiences
  • Hosting tastings and imparting knowledge about our wines, family history and region
  • Hosting daily wildlife feeding sessions of our kangaroos and wallabies
  • Educating guests about our Stocks Society wine club
  • Ensure the tasting room and courtyard are maintained in a tidy, presentable manner

This role requires

  • A current RSA certificate & hospitality or cellar door experience
  • A warm and engaging customer service style
  • A high standard of personal presentation
  • A positive attitude and ability to work in a small team, taking initiative during quiet periods
  • Previous experience with wine clubs an advantage
  • The legal right to work in Australia

If you’re interested please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

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

As part of our exciting new Cellar Door opening this May, we have a position available for an experienced, enthusiastic and passionate Cellar Door Assistant to help us ensure first-class wine experiences at our McLaren Vale Estate.

Established in 2001, Yangarra Estate Vineyard is one of Australia’s pre-eminent fine wine producers. An award-winning winery with a world class reputation, we are set to be one of the region’s most exciting tasting experiences with the completion of a brand-new Cellar Door.

This role requires excellent product and regional knowledge and must convey a warm and hospitable demeanour to maximise customer interaction and quality of experience. This role will provide supervision and leadership to cellar door staff and liaise closely with Cellar Door Manager, Marketing and Production staff.

If you are looking for the opportunity to take your wine hospitality career to the next level, we look forward to hearing from you.

Availability on weekends is essential.

Experience in wine and/or hospitality is required.

Local wine knowledge / training essential.

WSET qualifications viewed favourably.

Key Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Hosting personalised Cellar Door tastings and Winery tours
  • Day to day operations including cash management, restocking and stock control whilst maintaining our Cellar Door presentation standards.
  • Assist with Cellar Door events and consumer functions
  • Continually develop your knowledge and history of our brand, region and wines in general.

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

  • Warm and hospitable personality
  • A passion and solid understanding of wines
  • Strong customer focus
  • Excellent personal presentation.
  • Have a strong work ethic and integrity
  • Be self-motivated, creative and resourceful
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Have strong attention to detail
  • Excellent records management and general office administration

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 Cellar Door Manager at [email protected]

Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview

Applications Close Friday 31st of March

Want to be part of a place Qantas Magazine calls the second most romantic restaurant in Australia? A place to meet the celebrities … then come and join us! We’re looking for an ASSISTANT RESTAURANT MANAGER, and amazing FRONT OF HOUSE staff to be part of our team.


  • People with a passion for great food, wine and service is essentially what we are seeking
  • Self-motivators, with previous experience in the hospitality industry
  • Warm and welcoming personalities

Interested? Submit your resume together with a letter telling us why you will be the best fit in our team to [email protected] … or pop in and have a chat with Erin, our Restaurant Manager between 9am and 12pm Tuesday to Friday. We can’t wait to hear from you.

About the role

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Venue / Hospitality Manager to manage and oversee operation of our Angove McLaren Vale cellar door and restaurant venue to maximise revenue, profitability and customer satisfaction, within the required legislative frameworks. This is a hands on, operational and diverse role that provides a fantastic opportunity to lead a dynamic cross functional team.

The Venue Manager will be responsible for:

  • Venue and financial management
  • Customer service
  • Management of employees
  • Ensuring compliance with legislative requirements including liquor licensing
  • Contractor, supplier and vendor management

About you

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Hospitality, Tourism, Business Management / Administration or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in hospitality management.
  • Solid technical expertise and experience in food, beverage and hospitality management including knowledge of industry trends, best practice and regulations.
  • Strong financial management experience and knowledge (revenue, expense management, forecasting and budgeting).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to make strategic decisions.
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines and targets.
  • Inspiring and influential leadership skills.
  • Excellent product knowledge
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and related software applications; plus solid knowledge of POS, club and booking software packages.
  • A proven track record in managing teams within a multi functional venue.

About us

Angove Family Winemakers is a 136 year old family owned and operated wine industry business. Our Angove McLaren Vale cellar door celebrated 10 years of operation in 2021 and the Angove family are focused on expanding our current tourism and hospitality offering and growing brand awareness and direct to customer sales.

Our Angove McLaren Vale operation is a vital and important component of the wider Angove Family Winemakers Group. While the Angove McLaren Vale business is a small team, we have access to exceptional resources and support of a broader, experienced production, administration, finance, IT, sales and marketing team.

An attractive salary package, commensurate with the level of this position, will be offered to the successful candidate.

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: 24 March 2023

Angove Family Winemakers is an equal opportunity employer

Seeking Expressions of Interest

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 the 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. At this special place we will be opening our Wonder Room to host and share our whimsical stories and wines.

The role

We are seeking dynamic and passionate team members who will be responsible for providing a unique and immersive experience at our Wonder Room. If chosen, you will be an integral part of the day to day running of this venue. This role requires someone who is energised by being part of a thriving setting within the McLaren Vale wine region.

About You

  • Previous experience in a high performing team in luxury retail, tourism, wine sales or hospitality is essential.
  • Knowledge of wine and a passion for the wine industry with WSET, highly regarded.
  • Motivated with good communication skills
  • An engaging personality and warmth that customers and team members gravitate towards.
  • Relevant RSA certifications.
  • Availability on weekends and public holidays required. Our opening hours will be Monday – Sunday 10.00 - 5.00pm.

This role will be based in the McLaren Vale wine region. If this position fits you, please send your cover letter and resume to Rhiannan Wilson [email protected] and Tristan Bryant at [email protected]. Applications close 30 March 2023.

Thicker Than Water (Producers of Squid Ink Shiraz) are seeking a Cellar Door Manager & Casual staff.

New year, new cellar door, new start!

Are you looking for a change or just ready for growth? We are seeking to add several new staff to our team, eager to create meaningful connections with us and our customers!

January 2023 has seen us open our new, long awaited, bespoke cellar door in conjunction with our rebranding to ‘Thicker than Water’. After over 20 years of producing World class wines, we finally have a space that resonates and compliments the standard of wine we produce. We are a growing and enthusiastic family business that believes every customer touch point matters and holding the smallest detail to the highest standard is of utmost importance. We want our staff to have a sense of community, belonging, and a connection with our team and our customers. By taking customers on a journey, we want to change how they feel and share with them, some bloody good wine!

Shiraz plays a big role, with our flagship ‘Giant Squid Ink’ Shiraz having been awarded World’s best Red Wine 3 times in the last 10 years, as well as our current release ‘Squid Ink’ Shiraz just awarded World’s Best Shiraz, however we also produce a handful of other regional hero's too, including the delightful Grenache among others.

If you are an outgoing, hard-working individual that wants to be a part of a dedicated but fun team and believe you can assist us in upholding and improving our standard, we want you to join us.

The Cellar Door manager role is a full-time permanent role and will require applicants to work weekends offering two weekdays off with a salary above $70,000/year for the right candidate.

The casual roles will be mostly weekends paying the award of $37.14/hour for Sat, $55.71/hour for Sun and for $68.09/hour for public holidays.

Personality trumps all, specific wine experience isn’t essential but someone with hospitality/ tourism experience would be preferred.


Staff will assist with the day to day running of the Cellar Door, including but not limited to the following roles & responsibilities:

Manager Role:

1) Delegate and lead by example for other cellar door staff

2) Assist where required with the preparation of public and private events

3) Complete opening and closing procedures

All staff:

4) Always communicate Thicker Than Water brand message clearly

5) Welcome guests with enthusiasm

6) Present wines, and demonstrate a tailored wine experience interacting with customers

7) Achieve mailing list and cellar door sales to agreed KPI’s

8) Process POS orders

9) Ability to use Microsoft programs

10) Ensure all areas are clean and orderly daily

11) Follow all Cellar Door policies and procedures

12) Record, restock and maintain cellar door inventory

13) Ensure both customers and company needs are always met

14) Represent Thicker Than Water and its products & experiences at every available opportunity

15) Maintain Workplace Health & safety and HACCP regulations

16) Packing and dispatching of freight orders

Applicants successful in this role will:

  • Work weekends & public holidays with weekdays off.
  • Have a current RSA
  • Have exceptional communication skills
  • Have an interest in wine and people
  • A strong work ethic that’s self-motivated
  • Be customer focused

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

***Please make it clear in your cover letter if you are applying for Manger role or casual work.

Please forward a copy of your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Coriole Vineyards is a family-owned winery with 50 years of history, located in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Coriole has pioneered new grape varieties in Australia including sangiovese, fiano and piquepoul, whilst also producing McLaren Vale’s traditional varieties such as shiraz and grenache.

The role

Coriole is seeking a full-time Vineyard Operator to work with the Vineyard Manager and winery team to maintain and manage healthy, biodiverse, high-quality vineyards.

The role is Monday to Friday, 7:30am – 3:30pm.

Key duties

  • Irrigation maintenance
  • Irrigation control and operation
  • Trellis maintenance
  • Pruning
  • Pest and disease monitoring and control
  • General machine and equipment maintenance
  • Weed management
  • Tractor work
  • Harvester operation
  • Any other duties as directed
  • About you

You will have:

  • A driver’s license
  • A forklift license (desired but not essential)
  • Experience in basic vehicle maintenance

You will be:

  • Prepared to work in all weather conditions
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Able to work either within a team environment and follow directives or work independently without supervision
  • Committed to upholding a safe work environment by following work, health and safety policies
  • Willing to work overtime if required, such as during vintage harvest


  • Full time, permanent role
  • Annual salary package including annual leave, personal leave, superannuation
  • Experience in horticulture, viticulture and winemaking
  • Working in a beautiful location
  • Working within a small, agile team
  • Coriole Vineyards wine allowance

The role will be predominately based at Coriole Vineyards in McLaren Vale, vineyards are managed throughout the McLaren Vale region.

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

Please submit your application to [email protected].

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.