Assistant Winemaker


Assistant Winemaker

Date: 11-Jun-2021

Location: Adam Tas, WC, South Africa

Company: Distell Limited

Applications are invited for the above-mentioned position in the Cellar Department, based at Adam Tas in Stellenbosch. The successful incumbent will report to the Winemaker.


Key Performance Areas would include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist Winemaker in executing and controlling daily activities in winemaking and maturation.
  • Responsible for stock control
  • Responsible for assisting in making, blending and processing wines.
  • Responsible for crushing and pressing cellar and related activities during harvest.
  • Ensuring wine is delivered to the Packaging Department timeously.
  • Ensuring all quality systems are maintained and followed in the Winemaking Department.
  • Manage subordinates.
  • Identification and management of grape quality with the grape Purchasing Department.
  • Liaising with other Distell sites, and the Wine Buying Department to produce wines in the desired style timeously
  • Attend internal and external wine tastings.
  • Establish successful networks with service departments and customers.
  • Actively participate in E² business initiatives.


The successful candidate must have the followingqualification, skills and experience:

  • A relevant BSc Degree or Elsenburg diploma in Cellar Technology.
  • Must have relevant experience within a cellar and or have completed a harvest.
  • Proven experience in managing and leading a team.
  • Sound conflict handling experience/skills.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office Suite.
  • Knowledge and experience in the SAP system will be advantageous.
  • Ability to work independently, identify and solve problems and make relevant decisions.
  • Good time management and co-ordination skills.
  • Be self-motivated and action driven.
  • Be a team player and innovator.



Applications process:

If you are interested and meet all requirements, kindly log onto Distell’s Careers Page: in order to register and apply on-line.


Reference number: 18127                                                          Closing Date: 18 June 2021