Gemtree Tasting Room
167 Elliott Road
McLaren Flat, SA
(08) 8383 0802
Open 7 days
11am – 5pm

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Join Our Team! Full Time Cellar Operator Position

News — Posted 20.4.22

Full Time Cellar Operator

Interested in organic and biodynamic winemaking? Gemtree is looking for an enthusiastic and highly skilled person to join our winemaking team as a full-time Cellar Operator. The position starts immediately.

Gemtree Wines is a family owned and operated vineyard estate and winery based in McLaren Vale. Gemtree was established by current custodians of the land, Melissa and Mike Brown in 1998; vignerons and makers of premium, estate grown, organic and biodynamic wines. Over the past two decades Gemtree has created a portfolio of award winning organic and biodynamic wines with a strong global footprint.

Sustainability, biodynamic and organic farming are core values of Gemtree and philosophies that flow throughout the entire business.

We are seeking a passionate and positive cellar operator to join our small and energetic team and become a valued member of our family winery.

The successful candidate must be willing to work in a fast-paced team environment, assist with day-to-day winery operations and report directly to the winery operations manager and winemaker.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Ferment management
  • Pressing
  • Oak filling/racking
  • Transfers
  • Blending of wines
  • Continuous Top and Sulphuring and barrel management
  • Filtration operation
  • Disgorging of sparkling wine
  • Cellar hygiene and cleaning
  • Additions to wines and ferments
  • Tanker loading and unloading
  • Forklift driving (Valid Australian Forklift License preferred)

Successful applicants will:

  • Be motivated, efficient and hard working
  • Have a high attention to detail
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Have a willingness to learn
  • Communicate and listen to instructions clearly

You’ll have the opportunity to work with estate fruit and learn about this particular piece of land in McLaren Vale. Our goal is to make elegant and expressive wines from a diversity of grape varieties including: Grenache, Tempranillo, Shiraz, Mataro, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fiano, Savagnin, and more. We ferment and age our wines in various types and sizes of fermenters, so you’ll get to see how biodynamic wine develops across stainless steel, oak, and concrete egg fermenters.

We also craft wines for various clients, so you’ll get the chance to work with fruit, wine and wine brands from across the regio

Working at Gemtree will provide you with a great opportunity to become a versatile cellar hand and learn skills used across the whole winemaking process.

If you’re interested in joining our team, please send a cover letter and CV to Tom:

Gemtree Winery - Melissa and Lexi

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