Assistant Vineyard Manager
Colbinabbin, VIC 3559
Application Closing Date
Full Time - Permanent
We are currently seeking a full time, hands-on vineyard Assistant Manager to work closely with the Group Vineyard Manager to implement and oversee a detailed work program of premium winegrape production.
Willoughby Bridge Vineyard (established in 1997) was amongst the first new state of the art vineyards in the re-emergence of the Heathcote Wine Region. Its diverse 25 ha. portfolio of French, Italian and Iberian varieties have been instrumental in the success and prestige of the Shelmerdine, PHl and Merindoc Vintners brands.
The successful wine-focussed applicant must have viticultural/horticultural qualifications and experience, possess a strong work ethic, demonstrate pride in attention to detail, be willing to work both autonomously and in a team environment, and conscientiously manage both staff and contract labour with a strong emphasis on occupational health and safety.
Required skills and duties:
• vine training
• pest control and spray application
• canopy management
• irrigation operations
• tractor operations
• hand and machine harvesting activities
• and general care and maintenance of all vineyard machinery and equipment.
The successful applicant will hold car licence and fork lift licences, chemical accreditation and Medium Rigid truck licence (highly desirable).
Applicants must have Australian citizenship/residency or a valid existing Australian work visa.
Please forward a copy of your CV and cover letter via email using the 'APPLY FOR JOB’ link above.
Employer Contact Information
2905 Lancefield-Tooborac Road
For three generations the Shelmerdine family has been at the forefront of the modern Victorian wine industry, and among Victoria’s most prominent grape growers.
The family have a long history of managing high quality vineyards in Victoria, from the Nagambie Lakes region to the Yarra Valley and Heathcote. Each estate vineyard is managed to produce sustainable, low yields for the highest quality possible.
The Merindoc philosophy is simple; we employ our understanding of the site, soil, and the seasons to craft wines that express the unique characteristics of our vineyards, this in turn ensures wines with a true regional identity.