Viticulturist - Giant Steps Wine

Giant Steps Wine
336-364 Maroondah Hwy
Healesville, VIC 3777
03 5962 6111 (Main Phone)
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Light Domestic Travel
Job Description
Giant Steps is a family owned 30,000 case business of super premium single Vineyard and Yarra Valley appellation. We own or lease beautiful vineyards across 3 exciting sub regions of Gruyere, Tarrawarra and Gladysdale.
Other projects involve single vineyard wines from Tasmania and Central Otago, as well as the planting of a new high altitude Yarra Valley vineyard.
We currently grow 75% of our fruit requirements with a vision towards being 90% owned and operated vineyards in the next few years.
Over the next 5 years, we are also working towards fully Organic viticulture as well as a new winery that is not dependant on the power grid through the implementation of a solar power supply.

We are seeking a viticulturist who is passionate about joining this team.

Job Requirements
• Tertiary qualification in Viticulture.
• At least 3 years in a responsible role at a premium vineyard
• Overall direction, management and mentoring of the viticulture team
• Overall management of our main home block
• Working towards the conversion of our 4 sites to organic over a reasonable timeframe
• Management of the Viticulture budget and capex expenses
• Be responsible for the replanting of a number of our blocks to more interesting clones, varieties and planting density.
• Financial accountability for vineyard management - coaching in this regard provided by CFO
• Liaise directly on a day to day basis with the Winemaker
• Contribute to benchmarking and allocation tastings with the winemaking team
• Be a team player and “can do” attitude with particular reference to working with our marketing crew
• Plenty of hands on Vineyard work including tractor operation
• Develop infrastructure for any new viticulture projects
• Coordinating the harvest
• Representation of the winery at functions and trade events

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

Please forward a copy of your CV and cover letter via email using the 'APPLY FOR JOB’ link above.
Employer Contact Information
Giant Steps Wine
336-364 Maroondah Hwy
Healesville VIC 3777
Giant Steps Wine Troy Searle
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Located an hour east of Melbourne in the heart of the Yarra Valley, Giant Steps have forged a reputation for delivering some of the Yarra Valley’s most consistent, over-performing, single vineyard wines.

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