Chief Winemaker

Based near Bright in the Victorian High Country, Feathertop is seeking an astute, independent chief winemaker to take the reins of a very unique portfolio. This is a rare opportunity to drive quality and be part of a creative, dedicated team with a holistic business focus.

Established in 1988 as one of the pioneering houses of the Alpine Valleys, today the 18 Ha vineyard has an amazing range of varieties with several Italian classics, including 4 clones of Nebbiolo and 7 clones of Sangiovese. The winery is well-appointed, maintained and situated in the most stunning location at the base of Mt Buffalo. The portfolio offering is comprehensive: from sparkling through a range of fine white wines to medium-bodied reds and even a small set of fortifieds.

The business model is modern, sharply focussed on the consumer experience and relationships, making the ambassadorial and leadership responsibilities central to success. In addition to the DTC focus of the business, the site boasts unique member-only access via the significant, expanding wine club.

Reporting to the business owner, the Winemaker will be responsible for the efficient and safe operation of vineyard, winery and bottling activities plus overall wine quality. Driving this while part of the tight, nimble leadership and management team, plus engaging with the broader wine community makes it a demanding, complex role. It requires a high level of organisation, professionalism and commitment to the business’ standards of wine quality, customer value, safety and environmental responsibility.

Feathertop has a strong culture of professional development and an attractive remuneration package is available to the successful candidate.

A detailed position description can be seen here: PD: link




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Deadline for Applications: Sunday, 22nd May 2022