Vineyard Manager / Viticulturalist - Mac Forbes Wines

Mac Forbes
770 Healesville Koo Wee Rup Rd
Healesville, VIC 3777
Australia
03 9005 5822 (Main Phone)
Job Start Date
4/06/2019
Application Closing Date
31/05/2019
Manages Others
Yes
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
Yes
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Travel
Light Domestic Travel
Job Description
Mac Forbes Wines is a small wine business located in the Yarra Valley on the outskirts of Melbourne.
With a clear focus on quality wine production the business runs multiple vineyard holdings for in-house wine production. Three years into an organic program, this role requires knowledge and experience working in high disease pressure regions. Dry farming and organic viticulture experience would be preferred but not essential.

We are seeking a vineyard manager that can manage these properties in a challenging flexible and highly rewarding role.

Job Requirements
Key Responsibilities:
• Hands on vineyard management working across multiple sites.
• Including but not limited to Tractor operation, pruning, spraying, canopy management etc.
• Considerate management with respect to land-owners and allied businesses.
• Focus on working with the environment to build soil and plant health.
• Detailed reporting, costing and analysis of vineyard performance.
• Fine tuning of vineyard practices for sustainability and quality.
• Management of contract labour, machinery and operations.
• Engagement across the business
• Practical hands on machinery maintenance experience preferred.
• Good computer skills

The right person will have exceptional communication skills.

This role will be highly rewarding for the right person. Being a small wine business means all necessary support is provided to achieve the desired outcome. Transparency from viticulture to winemaking will allow the right person to broaden their skills in a collaborative, encouraging and dynamic environment.

Please send all applications via email using the 'APPLY FOR JOB’ link above.

Applicants must have an Australian citizenship/residency or a valid Australian work permit.

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Employer Contact Information
Mac Forbes
770 Healesville Koo Wee Rup Rd
Healesville VIC 3777
Australia
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Mac and the team are now leasing and running a bunch of sites around the Yarra and the Strathbogie Ranges.

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