Wine maker - Queensland Industry Tourism Council

Wine maker

Wine makers plan, supervise and coordinate the production of wine or spirits from selected varieties of grapes.


  • Examine fruit samples to assess ripeness, sugar and acid content and determine suitability for processing
  • Co-ordinate winemaking processes, direct workers in testing and crushing grapes, fermenting juices and fortifying, clarifying, maturing and finishing wines
  • Blend wines according to formulae and knowledge of winemaking techniques

Future demand

Future demand - stable

How to become a Wine maker

  • A bachelor degree in science majoring in viticulture, oenology or wine science is generally needed to work as a wine maker. You can also undertake a related degree followed by a postgraduate qualification in oenology. Training may also be available through Vocational Education and Training (VET).
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