Vineyard Manager

Shingleback Wine
3 Stump Hill Road
McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Australia
08 8323 7388 (Main Phone)
Application Closing Date
24/05/2018
Manages Others
Yes
Experience Required
Yes
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Travel
No Travel
Job Description
Shingleback Wine is a dynamic and contemporary winery situated in McLaren Vale, South Australia, which owns and manages in excess of 120 ha of premium wine grapes.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced vineyard manager to lead our team at Shingleback Wine. Our vineyards were first established in 1995 with eight varieties of wine grapes supplying one of Australia’s most highly awarded, family owned wine companies.

This is a full time, permanent position and the incumbent will be responsible for:

• Day to day management of vineyard staff and setting work programs.
• Management of the vineyard, machinery and infrastructure.
• Irrigation and vine nutrition with the use of Dream Irrigation Control System.
• Maintaining records pertaining to all facets of viticultural activities, production and employment.
• Appointment and management of staff and contractors.
• Liaising with winemakers, including Vintage planning, picking programs and freight coordination.
• Assist with management of Contract Growers.
• Oversight of the Vineyard WHS program.
• Oversight and maintenance of the site “Sustainable Australia Winegrowing” Quality Assurance compliance program.
• Assisting with establishment of and tracking budgets.
• Working closely and reporting to the Senior Viticulturalist/Winemaker.

A work utility and mobile phone is also provided.
Job Requirements
The successful applicant is likely to:

• Hold a Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology or equivalent or be extremely experienced in the field.
• Have a proven track record of previous experience in vineyard management of a similar scale to Shingleback.
• Have a proven track record of managing employees and contractors.
• Possess excellent communicative skills and be a team-player within the overall wine company.
• Possess high level and up to date computing and technical skills.

Please supply references and contact details with the application.

A salary will be negotiated commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience.

Applicants must have Australian citizenship/residency or a valid existing Australian work visa.

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Shingleback Wine
PO Box 811
McLaren Vale SA 5171
Australia
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A modern, but minimalist, approach to crafting the wines is taken. Respecting the fruit is crucial. Small batch open fermentation, gentle handling, pressing and maturation result in balanced, food friendly wines, expressive of their terroir and variety.

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