Vineyard Manager – Marnong Estate, Sunbury Victoria

Wine Network Consulting Pty Ltd
Sunbury, VIC 3429
03 5962 2427 (Main Phone)
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
No Travel
Job Description
New vineyard - well-resourced, a great team and only 35 minutes-drive from Melbourne’s CBD!

Marnong Estate is an exciting new tourism and vineyard development on the site of an historic homestead in Victoria’s Sunbury wine region, only a 35 minute-drive from Melbourne’s CBD.
This is a unique opportunity for a hands-on Vineyard Manager to be involved in the development of a world-class facility and an integral member of a well-resourced and dynamic team.

Reporting to the CEO and with the support of an external viticulture consultant, the successful applicant will oversee the day-to-day operations of a recently planted 12-hectare vineyard with Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Montepulciano, Fiano, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio; a new terraced, amphitheatre vineyard planned for establishment in 2019; and any future expansion.

Job Requirements
Key Duties:
• Design, implementation and review of company viticultural program;
• Capital and operational planning and budgeting;
• Hands-on, day-to-day management of all seasonal vineyard staff, contractors and operations;
• Maximise quality, productivity and cost efficiency;
• Effective pest & disease monitoring & control;
• Irrigation management;
• OH&S compliance and the champion of a safe company culture;
• Collaboration with other streams of the business;
• Management of vineyard development and expansion (design, clonal and rootstock selection, soil preparation, irrigation and infrastructure, planting).

Key qualifications, experience and competencies:
• Tertiary qualification in viticulture or agriculture preferred;
• At least five years of experience in a similar role;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel;
• Leadership – the ability to inspire, influence and enable others;
• Management – the ability to identify key issues, set priorities and provide clear direction to staff and
• Communication – able to effectively communicate through all levels of the company;
• Decision Making – able to make appropriate and timely decisions;
• Team Work – able to work effectively with others to accomplish goals and resolve problems.

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
Wine Network Consulting Pty Ltd
Office 4 5-7 Green Street
Healesville VIC 3777
Wine Network Consulting Pty Ltd Rachael Sutcliffe
Established in 1994, Wine Network and its personnel are established and highly respected professional resources for the wine industry in Australia and overseas.

Wine Network offers a full range of advisory services for wine and viticultural businesses aimed at optimising wine quality, operational efficiency and business sustainability.

Our consultants and associates have extensive industry experience, and we offer tailor-made advice services to suit both new and established businesses of varying sizes.

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