Trainee Viticulturist - Fowles Wine
1683 Upton Rd
Avenel, VIC 3664
Application Closing Date
Full Time - Permanent
Fowles Wine is situated in the Strathbogie ranges in central Victoria. The family owned vineyard and winery at an elevation of 490m, has a total of 136 hectares of vines on two sites with ten different varieties on rootstock and own roots. The vineyard was planted in the late 1990’s, and is currently undergoing complete re-development due to the spread of Phylloxera. All of the fruit grown on the property is vinified on site for the company’s own brands and sold globally.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has recently entered the industry and either currently studying a degree in viticulture or recently graduated. You will be involved with a dedicated team all working toward the goal of consistently producing premium quality fruit and wine.
This position covers all facets of premium wine grape production and a small amount of general farm work. This hands-on role involves carrying out all vineyard operations under direction form the vineyard manager with safety as the number 1 priority. It also includes some potential for planning and leading, as well as all machinery operations and maintenance. Additional tasks include irrigation management, pest and disease monitoring, data collection, canopy management, some record keeping and general repairs and maintenance.
There is an expectation of flexible work hours due to seasonal demands.
Salary will be commensurate with training and experience and in line with the industry level.
Directly reports to the Vineyard Manager
Currently undertaking or completed tertiary studies is essential.
Australian driving licence with own transport essential.
It is essential that the successful applicant is able to fit into the existing small team and work independently and as a team covering vineyard and general farm duties.
Two years of recent tractor operating experience is important for the successful performance of duties.
Farm chemical users, medium rigid truck, chainsaw and fork lift licence an advantage.
Applicants must have Australian citizenship or residency.
Please forward a copy of your CV and cover letter via email using the 'APPLY FOR JOB’ link above.
Employer Contact Information
1683 Upton Rd
Fowles Wine crafts some of Australias finest cool climate wines, winning many of Australias most prestigious wine medals and trophies. Named as one of internationally renowned Wine Spectators Wineries to Watch, Fowles Wine is a 100 per cent family owned and managed boutique winery located in the dramatic granite landscape of the Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria.