1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2549-17

      Oenologist
      Winemaker

Plans, supervises and coordinates the production of wine or spirits from selected varieties of grapes.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • liaises with vineyard personnel or contract growers to provide grapes for processing
  • examines grape samples to assess ripeness, sugar and acid content, and determines suitability for processing
  • coordinates wine-making processes, directing workers in testing and crushing grapes, fermenting juices, and fortifying, clarifying, maturing and finishing wines
  • blends wines according to formulae or knowledge of wine-making techniques
  • arranges bottling of wines on site or at other premises
  • may arrange local and export sales of wines

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