Winery workers are involved in growing grapes and making, bottling, warehousing, packaging, distributing and selling wine in Australia and overseas.
Duties & Tasks
Winery workers may perform the following tasks:prepare soil, plant vines and cultivate and fertilise crops
construct wire trellises to support vines and fruit
control weeds, diseases and pests
assist with grape picking and, after harvest, vine pruning
assist in making wine by operating equipment to crush and ferment the grapes
assist in bottle fermentation by twining (turning the bottles) and re-topping during the process (for sparkling wines)
operate equipment to clarify and filter wine
make additions to wine, and blend and transfer wine during maturation
prepare wine for bottling
assist with barrel work and racking
assist with bottling, corking and general cleaning
assist in forwarding export orders
operate cellar door, including sales and administration.
A winery worker may be involved in all aspects of vineyard and cellar work or may specialise in one or more areas, such as cellar work, bottling, laboratory work, vineyard work, warehousing and packing, cellar door sales or export orders, depending on the size and type of winery.
enjoy practical activities
able to undertake manual work
able to work quickly and reliably
good with numbers
good oral and written communication skills