Working at Moss Wood

Moss Wood, established 1969, is a small family business, two generations of which now work within it.
We value our vines, wines, and those who work with us at the highest level and wish to nurture all to their full potential.
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What is working at Moss Wood?
Always striving for perfection.

Moss Wood was established as a specialist, high-quality winery. This was its raison d’être and still provides the motivation for its continued existence.

It is Clare and Keith’s belief that all decisions made in the vineyard, or at the winery, are based on the effect they will have on the quality of the wine. As a relatively new wine producing area, Margaret River has a short viticultural history, therefore winemakers need to be continually reassessing their soil management practices and the performance of their vines if they are to understand the viticulture of the region and obtain the best results in the vineyard.

We put significant effort into developing an appropriate style for each of our varieties but the Cabernet Sauvignon, being the first wine, was our primary focus at the time. Naturally, we looked to the great wines of Bordeaux for inspiration and carefully examined the style of numerous of that region’s wines in the search for clues.

We were making wine in Margaret River and if we wanted to make wines like those of the Medoc, then that’s where we should go. Margaret River’s individual climate meant it would always be different.

At Moss Wood we believe wine quality is determined in the vineyard and viticultural techniques are constantly reassessed and informed by current research, both of others and our own. This has seen trials and improvements in trellising systems, soil conservation practices and pruning practices.



Roles at Moss Wood are many and varied and include and are not limited to:

  • Viticulture
  • Composting
  • Winemaking
  • Marketing – also includes working with distributors & analysis amongst many other aspects
  • Public relations & communication
  • Web design, maintenance and development
  • Packaging (Bottle, label, carton, wooden box) procurement
  • Bottling, labelling, packing orders, logistics
  • Export documentation
  • Domestic and Overseas exhibitions, tastings, presentation
  • General administration
  • Finance
  • Bookkeeping
  • Accounting
  • Analysis
  • General Farming
  • Vintage internships
  • Traineeships for school leavers and others
  • Work experience for school students and other students
  • Gardening