Vineyard Manager – Marnong Estate, Sunbury Victoria

Wine Network Consulting Pty Ltd
Marnong Estate
Sunbury, VIC 3429
03 5962 2427 (Main Phone)
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Light Domestic Travel
Job Description
Marnong Estate is an exciting new farming, 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 stylish, world-class facility and an integral member of a well-resourced and dynamic team.

Reporting to the CEO, the successful applicant will oversee the day-to-day operations of a recently planted 12-hectare vineyard and significant future expansion to supply the Marnong Estate wine range.
The role is ideal for a practical and diligent vineyard operator and/or viticulturalist, seeking a supportive learning environment, valuable industry experience and career advancement.

A competitive salary package, commensurate with experience and qualifications, is on offer.

Job Requirements
Key Duties:
• 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 a safe company culture;
• Collaboration with other streams of the business.

Key qualifications, experience and competencies:
• At least 5 years’ relevant experience in farm and/or vineyard operations;
• Relevant experience in farm and/or vineyard management;
• Tertiary qualification in viticulture or agriculture preferred;
• 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 stakeholders;
• Communication – able to effectively communicate (written and verbal) through all levels of the company;
• Decision Making – able to make appropriate and timely decisions;
• Teamwork – 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.

To apply, please forward a copy of your CV and cover letter via email using the 'APPLY FOR JOB’ link above.

A detailed position description is available to download by cutting and pasting the following link:

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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