Assistant RTD Maker/Winemaker


Date: 29-Jan-2021

Location: WC, South Africa

Company: Distell Limited



Applications are invited for the above mentioned position to be based at the Paarl Cluster, Monis. The successful applicant will report to the Process Manager (RTD’s).



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

Ensure effective and efficient running of the cellar by assisting the Process Manager in executing and controlling daily activities in the cellar.
Responsible for proper administration and process control in the Wines & Juices department.
Managing of stock levels and also participate in monthly stocktake’s.
Responsible for assisting in making, blending and processing wines to final product.
Ensuring that final product is of highest quality and ready to be dispatch to the bottling sites, on time and in specification.
Ensuring all quality systems are maintained and followed in the Wines & Juices department.
Effective management of subordinates by ensuring that procedures and practices are followed.
Managing and reporting of cellar improvement projects.
Responsible for organoleptic approval of all inbound raw material up until QC stage.
Responsible for hygiene, neatness and safety of the working area by complying with housekeeping standards.

The successful candidate must have the following experience/skills:

A relevant BSc Degree in Microbiology/Science or Elsenburg diploma in Cellar Technology/Winemaking or an Engineering degree.
A minimum of 3 years cellar and winemaking experience with a recognised producer of quality table wine
People management skills
Leadership and disciplinary training would be advantageous
Be able to work with minimal supervision
Be available to work overtime and on weekends based on Operational requirements
Computer literacy in MS Office Suite
Knowledge of the SAP system would be advantageous

Application Process:

If interested and meet all requirements, please register and apply via the Distell career portal by logging onto


Reference Number: 17607                                                  Closing Date: 12 February 2021