First Creek’s new Winemaker will have the opportunity to be part of a small winemaking team, directed and mentored by industry leader Liz Silkman, three-time Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year. This is an incredible chance for professional development, with First Creek Wines offering a considered career progression plan and support for industry involvement.

This is a role for an ambitious Winemaker to be immersed within the fine wine culture of the Hunter Valley community and First Creek Wines, gaining experience and a broad range of skills. With responsibilities across all winemaking operations, this is a hands-on role that will also supervise and train winery staff.


  • Tertiary qualification in Oenology
  • 5 years relevant experience, familiar with efficient medium-large scale production systems and operations
  • Valid forklift & driver’s licence
  • Strong technical skills, with high level attention to detail
  • Proficient in production functions, including blending and bottling
  • Sharp palate and knowledge of a broad range of wine styles
  • Enthusiastic approach to fine wine culture and industry involvement
  • Interest in learning wine business and commerce fundamentals
  • Aptitude for team work and leadership
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Physically capable of performing operational duties
  • Capacity for domestic travel
  • Ability to work extended hours when required

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Deadline for Applications: Saturday, 11th November 2023