Vineyard Manager / Viticulturalist

Bird in Hand
Bird in Hand Road
Woodside, SA 5244
08 8389 9488 (Main Phone)
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Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Moderate Domestic Travel
Job Description
Bird in Hand is a modern, contemporary and ultra-premium Adelaide Hills Family business, pursuing the vision to become one of the World’s Great Wineries.

To achieve our ultimate goal of delivering the experience of excellence, we expect the highest degree of ethics, integrity, honesty and professionalism from all our employees.

We are looking for a self-motivated, driven and hands on vineyard manager who will
form an integral part of the winemaking team.

The Vineyard Manager needs to be committed to sustainable vineyard practices as we look to adopt a more organic approach to our grape growing and farm management.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Manage Bird in Hand estate vineyards to a world class standard using sustainable, and where possible, organic vineyard practices
• Provide sound, informed viticultural advice to Winemaking team across estate and contracted vineyards
• Make accurate crop estimates and ensure cropping levels maximize fruit quality and are within contract specifications
• Assist in making informed picking decisions
• Coordinate and carry out accurate and consistent fruit maturity sampling
• Undertake visual inspection of vineyards with the ability to identify incidents of pest and disease
• Must have robust technical knowledge in the field including but not limited to fungiciding, herbiciding, slashing, pruning, thinning, and trimming of vines.
• Undertake grower liaison duties with all contracted growers
• Build and maintain strong connections with long term growers
• Make valuable recommendations for speculative and spot buying of fruit

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

To apply, please send your resume and covering letter using the ‘APPLY FOR JOB’ link above before close of business Wednesday 31st May 2017. Please attention applications to Terri Figueroa.

Job Requirements
Successful applicants must have:
• A strong understanding of the relationship between grape production and wine quality
• Extensive practical and technical knowledge of viticulture operations
• Demonstrated practical, technical and managerial experience within viticulture field
• A minimum 3 years practical vineyard experience
• Extensive experience with the use and maintenance of modern vineyard plant and equipment;
• Ability to work autonomously as well as manage and motivate staff to ensure a highly productive team
• Ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and work well under pressure
• Current divers licence
Employer Contact Information
Bird in Hand
Bird in Hand Road
Woodside SA 5244
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Bird in Hand is an ultra-premium Adelaide Hills Winery with 80 acres of vines and olive groves. Our goal is to become one of the worlds great luxury lifestlye brands.

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