Viticulturist - Philip Shaw Wines
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Full Time - Permanent
Light Domestic Travel
We have an opportunity for a motivated viticulturalist to join our team at Philip Shaw Wines based in Orange NSW. We are driven to produce wine of the highest quality; to do this, we are wanting to change our model from a vineyard manager with a consulting viticulturist to a viticulturist and vineyard manager.
Philip Shaw Wines is managed by brothers Daniel and Damian Shaw. Our estate vineyard Koomooloo is 47ha and was planted in 1989 with an additional 30 ha of vineyard leased or managed. On volcanic origin situated between 850 and 900m, the site is dedicated to producing premium grapes for our Number series wines. We have a diverse clonal range in Chardonnay, Shiraz and merlot with a total of 68 sub blocks. We are on a continual improvement program, whether it is improving the clonal selection or evolving to the most sustainable model possible. It would be great to find someone that shares our passion for wine and be part of a team that continually wants to challenge convention and our perception of quality. The vineyard is farmed sustainably but we are wishing to move towards organics and biodynamics to challenge the vineyards potential.
Orange’s reputation as a wine region and tourism destination continues to grow from year to year. It is widely regarded as the top cool climate region in NSW and among the best in Australia. Orange is characterised by beautiful tree-lined streets, charming houses dating to the early twentieth century, and outstanding public parks. It is a substantial and sophisticated rural service centre which lies at the heart of some of New South Wales' richest and most bountiful agricultural land. The Orange wine industry began to develop in the early 1980s and now has over 1500ha of vineyard. The region is a major producer of a range of regional foods within a spectacular rural landscape and is an exciting destination for wine and food tourism.
Ideal candidate would be of any age but with a youthful enthusiasm and willingness to continually learn. The role is hands-on with support from our vineyard manager and team. Experience in a cool climate region would be preferred but not essential - an open-mind is key.
Candidate must be eligible to work in Australia.
Employer Contact Information
Philip Shaw Wines
100 Shiralee Rd
Philip Shaw Wines is a family owned and operated winery making premium wines in the cool climate region of Orange NSW. Our vineyard, Koomooloo, was established in 1987 and is the primary source of grapes for wine production.