• Welcome to the home of the brown magpie

    Brown Magpie Wines is a single vineyard, estate produced vineyard and winery located in Modewarre, just off the Great Ocean Road in the Surf Coast Hinterland of Geelong, Victoria. The Cellar Door is open every day in January from 11 am to 4 pm. Drop in and discover something truly special.

  • Trophy and Award Winning Wines

    Located at Modewarre, in the hinterland of the Great Ocean Road, Brown Magpie Wines handcrafts some of Geelong’s most highly reputed cool climate wines. All grapes are hand picked and our red, white and sparkling wines are a true reflection of our vineyard.

  • the brown magpie philosophy

    Wine is to drink and enjoy. Wine should have provenance. Where were the grapes grown? Who grew them? Who made the wine? The wine should reflect the region it comes from, and even the vineyard it comes from. It should reflect the seasons and the age of the vineyard. It should illustrate the inspiration of the viticulturist and the winemaker.

    This is what our wine does. Brown Magpie Wines can talk to you because it knows exactly which patch it comes from. It understands its relationship with the French Oak barrels it matures in for over a year. It loves the tender care of the winemaker.

  • guardians of wine making magic

    Let the grapes speak for themselves. As guardians of wine making magic, we barely intervene and use traditional European techniques that have been perfected over hundreds of years. By learning from the best, using the highest quality French oak and hand picking only our best fruit, like most things in life the secret is when you do things properly, you get them right.

  • Job vacancy: see news and events for full description

    Brown Magpie Wines has a vacancy for the coming harvest.  The role is a Cellar Hand working as part of a team in the vineyard and winery.  Commencing early February and finishing mid-April.  It is a full time casual position, the pay will be as detailed the Wine Industry award (variable depending on experience).  Applicants must be fit, be able to communicate effectively and possess a driving license, a fork lift license is desirable.  For a copy of the job description, and further details contact the owner on 0418367563, or email info@brownmagpiewines.com.

  • Welcome to the home of the brown magpie

    Brown Magpie Wines is a single vineyard, estate produced vineyard and winery located in Modewarre, just off the Great Ocean Road in the Surf Coast Hinterland of Geelong, Victoria. The Cellar Door is open every day in January from 11 am to 4 pm. Drop in and discover something truly special.

  • Trophy and Award Winning Wines

    Located at Modewarre, in the hinterland of the Great Ocean Road, Brown Magpie Wines handcrafts some of Geelong’s most highly reputed cool climate wines. All grapes are hand picked and our red, white and sparkling wines are a true reflection of our vineyard.

  • the brown magpie philosophy

    Wine is to drink and enjoy. Wine should have provenance. Where were the grapes grown? Who grew them? Who made the wine? The wine should reflect the region it comes from, and even the vineyard it comes from. It should reflect the seasons and the age of the vineyard. It should illustrate the inspiration of the viticulturist and the winemaker.

    This is what our wine does. Brown Magpie Wines can talk to you because it knows exactly which patch it comes from. It understands its relationship with the French Oak barrels it matures in for over a year. It loves the tender care of the winemaker.

  • guardians of wine making magic

    Let the grapes speak for themselves. As guardians of wine making magic, we barely intervene and use traditional European techniques that have been perfected over hundreds of years. By learning from the best, using the highest quality French oak and hand picking only our best fruit, like most things in life the secret is when you do things properly, you get them right.

  • Job vacancy: see news and events for full description

    Brown Magpie Wines has a vacancy for the coming harvest.  The role is a Cellar Hand working as part of a team in the vineyard and winery.  Commencing early February and finishing mid-April.  It is a full time casual position, the pay will be as detailed the Wine Industry award (variable depending on experience).  Applicants must be fit, be able to communicate effectively and possess a driving license, a fork lift license is desirable.  For a copy of the job description, and further details contact the owner on 0418367563, or email info@brownmagpiewines.com.

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Job Vacancy: Cellar Hand for 2018 Vintage

 

Brown Magpie Wines

Is a 5 star Vineyard and Winery located in the Surf Coast Hinterland just off the Great Ocean Road. Established in 1999 this will be our 16th Vintage.

Job Description

A vacancy exists for a suitable person to join the small team at Brown Magpie Wines winery for the 2018 Vintage. The winery is located at 125 Larcombes Road, Modewarre, Victoria. It is not far from the small town of Moriac, and 15 minutes from the City of Geelong.

The harvest will be approximately 7 to 10 weeks duration, usually starting middle to late February 2018 and lasting through to early April 2018. The harvest will be approximately 55 tonnes. It is expected that you will be available for the whole of this period and you may be required to work for 6 days (max.) in a week. Responsibilities include a broad range of cellar duties related to making premium red and white table wine. The work required includes, but is not limited to:

  • Fruit sampling, testing and receival
  • Crushing, pressing, additions
  • Racking and transfers
  • Fermentation plunging, barrel work
  • General winery cleaning and sanitation
  • Maintain cellar, winery equipment and surrounds, including the cellar door bathroom and shower, in a clean, hygienic and tidy state
  • Flexibility of working hours

Job Requirements

  • Good mechanical ability and a high level of common sense are required. We need an operator who sees the work and anticipates the task.
  • Ideally you should have knowledge of winery equipment and operations, and previous vintage experience.
  • To be successful you must be able to work as part of a team, however there is an expectation that you can work independently in various situations.
  • Good health is essential, as much of the work is physically demanding, requiring a good level of fitness.
  • A commitment to your own safety and to your fellow workers essential.
  • Due to the location you must have your own transport and suitable vehicle licence.
  • Drivers Licence
  • An Australian Work Safe approved forklift licence is mandatory, and you must have experience on a small forklift (2.5 tonne capacity).

 

Job Conditions

 

  • Pay rates are in accordance with the Australian Wine Industry Award and are dependent upon experience.
  • International Applicants must have current Visa documents allowing them to work in Australia. A copy of the approved Visa or associated documentation should be forwarded with your initial application.
  • You will be working under the guidance and care of a fully qualified and experienced winemaker.

 

 

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