Cellar Operations

Usual entry point 

  • Cellar Hand

What would help you get a job

  • Any previous experience in a winery
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Mathematical aptitude
  • Certificate 1 in Food Processing(wine)
  • Forklift licence
  • Understanding how pumps work
  • Understanding how fermentation works
  • Any WHS or food handling training or experience
  • Work in Confined Spaces Certificate

What type of work

  • Cleaning and sanitising tanks, pumps, hoses barrels and other equipment
  • Operating equipment to crush grapes and to clarify, filter wine crushers, centrifuges, filters and presses
  • Operating pumping equipment
  • Making additions to wine on instruction from winemaker to aid blending and fermentation
  • Wine transfers

 What Type of training

  • Forklift licence
  • Work in Confined Spaces Certificate
  • WHS certificates
  • Certificate in Food Processing (Wine)

Opportunities for promotion

  • Cellar supervisor
  • Leading Hand Winery
  • Production Manager
  • Cellar Manager

Related jobs in the field

  • Laboratory Technician
  • Assistant Winemaker
  • Winemaker

What would help you succeed

  • Experience as a Cellar Hand and completing certificates in Food Processing (Wine)
  • Leadership or Frontline Management Certificates
  • HACCP or ISO Accreditation

Additional benefits in the work

  • Opportunity to travel
  • Becoming a Winemaker could lead to own wine business