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 cropsconstruct wire trellises to support vines and fruitcontrol weeds, diseases and pestsassist with grape picking and, after harvest, vine pruningassist 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 winemake additions to wine, and blend and transfer wine during maturationprepare wine for bottlingassist with barrel work and rackingassist with bottling, corking and general cleaningassist in forwarding export ordersoperate 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 safety-conscious.