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What does a Winemaker do?

A Winemaker oversees the process of producing wine for sale. Your duties will depend on the time of year and the stage of production the wine is at, but might involve growing grapes suitable for winemaking or crushing the fruit ready for production to begin. Winemakers coordinate the fermenting process and are involved with blending and ageing wine and also bottling and packaging the finished product. You may also need to market the wine or liaise with buyers.

Being a winemaker requires a passion for wine and excellent attention to detail. You’ll need to be aware of developments in the industry and make sure you’re adhering to all necessary procedures and regulations. You’ll spend a lot of time outdoors and need to be ready for a lot of physical work. Winemaking requires a lot of forward planning and you’ll need to be organised with your time.

Winemaker Courses

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How much does a Winemaker earn?

In Australia, a full time Winemaker generally earns $1,440 per week ($74,880 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Winemaker?

Job opportunities for Winemakers have remained steady over the last five years. There are currently 1,700 Winemakers in Australia. This work is found in areas of Australia where conditions are suitable for making wine.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Winemaker?

If you’re interested in a career as a Winemaker a Diploma of Viticulture is a great way to start. This course usually takes two years and covers all aspects of growing grapes and producing wine.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within production horticulture and winemaking. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.