Skillogalee

Careers at Skillogalee

Join the Skillogalee team! We are a passionate group of friendly, dedicated professionals, united by our goal for producing award-winning wines paired with outstanding hospitality. At Skillogalee, we take pride in all aspects of the business including our vineyards and winery, renowned restaurant, historic cellar door, and boutique accommodation, all working together to create unforgettable experiences for our guests.

Located in the heart of South Australia’s celebrated wine and regional culinary scene, Skillogalee is committed to continually enhancing its reputation as a must-visit destination, with a strong focus on local, seasonal and sustainable practices. As Skillogalee continues to grow, we’re eager to welcome exceptional individuals to join our journey. We provide a dynamic working environment where creativity, innovation, and commitment are highly valued. Below are the current employment opportunities available at Skillogalee. If you’re a passionate individual with a positive outlook and dedicated to building a career, we encourage you to apply and become a part of our remarkable story.

Thank you for your interest in employment at Skillogalee.

While there are currently no open positions we are regularly recruiting for casual staff in the restaurant, cellar door and winery so please submit your resume below and we will contact you if a suitable role becomes available.

About Us: Skillogalee Estate, situated in the stunning Clare Valley, is renowned for its award-winning wines, picturesque vineyards, and exceptional culinary experiences. We are committed to delivering our guests outstanding hospitality and unforgettable dining experiences. As part of our dedication to culinary excellence, we seek a passionate and ambitious First Year Apprentice Chef to join our dynamic kitchen team.

Position Overview: As a First Year Apprentice Chef at Skillogalee Estate, you will have the opportunity to learn and develop your culinary skills under the guidance of experienced chefs. This role offers hands-on training in a professional kitchen environment, where you will assist in preparing and presenting high-quality dishes using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Suppose you have a passion for cooking and a desire to pursue a career in the culinary arts. In that case, this is an excellent opportunity to kickstart your journey in the culinary world.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist chefs in preparing and cooking menu items according to established recipes and standards.
  • Learn and apply proper food handling and safety procedures in compliance with health regulations.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organisation in the kitchen area, including equipment and utensils.
  • Work collaboratively with kitchen staff to ensure smooth and efficient service during busy periods.
  • Demonstrate eagerness to learn and take on new challenges as part of your culinary apprenticeship.
  • Adhere to kitchen policies and procedures, including hygiene and sanitation standards.
  • Embrace opportunities for skill development and growth within the culinary field.

Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm and passion for food and cooking.
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to learn from experienced chefs.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work well within a team.
  • A basic understanding of kitchen operations and food safety principles is preferred.
  • Completion of secondary education or equivalent is required.
  • A positive attitude and eagerness to pursue a career in the culinary arts.

Benefits:

  • Hands-on training and mentorship from experienced chefs.
  • Opportunity to work with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, including our estate kitchen garden.
  • Potential for career advancement within Skillogalee Estate.
  • The chance to be part of a passionate team in a beautiful wine region.

If you are a dedicated and enthusiastic individual with a passion for cooking, we encourage you to apply for the First Year Apprentice Chef position at Skillogalee Estate. This is an exciting opportunity to embark on a rewarding culinary journey and develop your skills in a supportive and dynamic environment.

Skillogalee, an award-winning historic restaurant, vineyard and winery located in the picturesque Sevenhill subregion in the heart of the Clare Valley wine region of South Australia, is seeking suitably experienced Full-time and Casual Food & Beverage Attendants to join its team.

We are looking for dedicated individuals who are committed to providing exceptional service to our guests and helping us exceed their expectations. The ideal candidates will have previous experience working in a busy restaurant environment and will be able to take food and beverage orders with efficiency and accuracy.

At Skillogalee, we offer excellent working conditions, including no night shifts. However, applicants must be available to work on weekends.

Key requirements:

  • Provide exceptional service to Skillogalee guests and help us exceed guest expectations
  • Take food & beverage orders in a busy restaurant environment
  • Be punctual and reliable
  • Preferably have previous experience working in a restaurant

If you are passionate about the hospitality industry and are looking for an exciting opportunity to work in a beautiful location with a supportive team, we encourage you to apply today.

About Us:

Skillogalee Estate, nestled in the picturesque Clare Valley, is renowned for its premium wines, stunning vineyard vistas, and exceptional hospitality. As we embark on an exciting new chapter, we are looking for enthusiastic and customer-focused Casual Cellar Door Team Members to join us in sharing our passion for wine with our guests.

Position Overview:

We seek dedicated Casual Cellar Door Team Members to provide exceptional customer service, wine tastings, and insights into our vineyard and winemaking processes. The ideal candidate will have previous cellar door experience, a love for wine, and a commitment to creating memorable experiences for our visitors.

Responsibilities:

  • Welcome and greet visitors to the cellar door, providing a warm and engaging experience.
  • Conduct structured, seated wine experiences and share knowledge about Skillogalee wines, the estate, and the Clare Valley region.
  • Assist guests in selecting wines and making purchases, offering recommendations based on their preferences.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organisation of the cellar door, including stocking shelves and displays.
  • Educate guests about Skillogalee Estate’s history, vineyards, and winemaking techniques.
  • Handle sales transactions accurately and efficiently, including processing payments and managing inventory.
  • Collaborate with the broader hospitality team to ensure a smooth and enjoyable guest experience.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a cellar door or hospitality role, particularly in wine-related settings, is preferred.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills, with a friendly and approachable demeanour.
  • Passion for wine and the ability to convey enthusiasm and knowledge to guests.
  • Strong sales skills and the ability to upsell and promote Skillogalee wines effectively.
  • Flexibility to work weekends and holidays, as these are peak periods for cellar door operations.
  • Willingness to be part of a new chapter at Skillogalee Estate and contribute to its success. 

Benefits:

  • Flexible work schedule with weekend availability required.
  • Opportunities for training and development in wine knowledge and customer service.
  • Discounts on Skillogalee Estate wines and merchandise.

This is the chance to become part of a dynamic team in one of Australia’s most beautiful wine regions during an exciting new phase for Skillogalee Estate.

About Us:
Skillogalee Estate, nestled in the picturesque Clare Valley, is renowned for its premium wines, stunning vineyard vistas, and exceptional hospitality. Our cool climate vineyards, situated in the Skillogalee Valley, were planted in 1970 and sit between 420 and 500 metres above sea level. Our Estate is home to some 50 hectares of vineyards including white varietals: Riesling and Gewürztraminer; and red varietals: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Grenache, and Muscat grapes. New plantings of Fiano, Nebbiolo, and Mataro are also planned for 2024. Dry grown, contour planted, hand pruned, and largely handpicked.

Position Overview:
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Vineyard Supervisor to work with our small, passionate team leading our day-to-day vineyard operations. Working alongside our Vineyard Manager and Winemaker, this role encompasses various vineyard practices, all with a constant focus on continual improvement and sustainable vineyard practices. The ideal candidate will possess experience in viticulture, excellent communication skills, and a proactive approach to wine growing.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform vineyard and implement operations. Must be able to drive tractors and maintain machinery.
  • Ability to communicate with managers and supervise a small team about correct vineyard procedures for quality wine growing.
  • Supervise contract pruners and harvesting subcontractors.
  • Assist with EcoVineyard projects when necessary.
  • Monitor and report any maintenance issues or damages to the appropriate department.
  • Collaborate with other staff members to uphold the overall presentation of the estate.
  • Adhere to health and safety guidelines to provide a safe environment for colleagues.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in viticulture/wine growing/tractor driving is preferred.
  • Excellent leadership and organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks efficiently.
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining high-quality standards.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work well within a team.
  • Flexibility to work extended hours during peak periods.
  • Current ChemCert and car and forklift licences.

Benefits:

  • Competitive remuneration.
  • Opportunities for on-the-job training and skill development.
  • Discounts on Skillogalee Estate products and services.
  • The chance to work in a dynamic team environment in Australia’s most beautiful wine region.

Why Join Us:

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about quality grape growing and wants to be a part of a dynamic team. We offer a competitive salary package commensurate with experience. As we expand and improve our vineyards, you will have the chance to make a significant impact, contribute to our continued success, and grow your career in viticultural operations. Applicants must be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia.

Skillogalee is a family-owned winery set amongst the wooded hills of the picturesque Clare Valley and is now under new management. Our cool climate vineyards, situated in the Skillogalee Valley were planted in 1970 and sit between 420 and 500 metres above sea level.

Skillogalee Estate is home to some 50 hectares of vineyards including white varietals: Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay and red varietals Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Grenache and Muscat grapes. Dry grown, contour planted, hand pruned and largely hand picked.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic vineyard/winery hand to work with our small dedicated team and continue maintaining our vineyards and other wine related duties at a quality level. Working alongside Managers within our team, this role encompasses various vineyard practices and the ability to work with some exciting new operational equipment. It also includes assisting in the winery and with regenerative Eco Vineyards projects when needed. All with a constant focus on continual improvement and sustainable vineyard practices.

Requirements:

  • Competency in vineyard operations and implement operation. Must be able to drive tractors and be able to maintain machinery.
  • Motivated and the ability to understand (and take direction) the importance of correct vineyard procedures in ensuring wine quality.
  • Ability to understand (and take direction) the importance of correct winery procedures in ensuring wine quality.
  • Attention to detail, logical thought process and strong work ethic.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Willingness to work extended hours during peak periods.
  • Car licence.
  • Forklift licence.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who enjoys working within a team and is passionate about quality grape growing in the Clare Valley. Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia.

Please apply using the form below.

About Us: Skillogalee Estate, nestled in the picturesque Clare Valley, is renowned for its premium wines, stunning vineyard vistas, and exceptional hospitality. We provide an unforgettable experience for our guests, characterised by warmth, elegance, and attention to detail. We seek a meticulous and reliable casual housekeeper to join our team as part of our commitment to excellence.

Position Overview: We are looking for a dedicated Casual Housekeeper to assist in maintaining the cleanliness and organisation of our accommodations, ensuring that every guest enjoys a comfortable and pristine environment during their stay at Skillogalee Estate. The ideal candidate will possess a keen eye for detail, a proactive approach to cleanliness, and a passion for delivering exceptional service.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform thorough cleaning of guest rooms, bathrooms, and common areas according to established standards.
  • Change linens, make beds, and replenish amenities to ensure guest comfort.
  • Dust furniture, vacuum carpets, and mop floors to maintain a tidy appearance.
  • Ensure all cleaning equipment and supplies are appropriately utilised and stored.
  • Monitor and report any maintenance issues or damages to the appropriate department.
  • Collaborate with other staff members to uphold the overall cleanliness and presentation of the estate.
  • Adhere to health and safety guidelines to provide a safe environment for guests and colleagues.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in housekeeping or a similar role is preferred but not required.
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks efficiently.
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining high cleanliness standards.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work well within a team.
  • Flexibility to work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment.

Benefits:

  • Competitive hourly rate.
  • Flexible work schedule to accommodate other commitments.
  • Opportunities for on-the-job training and skill development.
  • Discounts on Skillogalee Estate products and services.
  • The chance to work in a dynamic team environment in one of Australia’s most beautiful wine regions.

If you are passionate about delivering exceptional service and creating memorable experiences for our guests, we invite you to join us at Skillogalee Estate as a Casual Housekeeper.

How to Apply: Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you would be the ideal candidate for this role. We look forward to hearing from you!

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You must be 18 years old or over to enter and purchase wines from Skillogalee