Assistant Vineyard Manager - Glenlofty Estate

Glenlofty Wines
123 Glenlofty-Warrenmang Road
Glenlofty, VIC 3469
03 53548228 (Main Phone)
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
From $55,000 To $65,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Light Domestic Travel
Job Description

Glenlofty Estate is a highly awarded 130 hectare vineyard producing outstanding wine in the Pyrenees region of Western Victoria. A range of aspects, elevations and soil types in this picturesque vineyard result in a very rewarding location for growing grapes for world-class table wines. Major red varietals include shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and nebbiolo. White varietals include chardonnay, roussanne, marsanne and viognier.

Glenlofty’s cool climate wines are very different from Margaret River, Yarra Valley and Canberra – they are often compared with the wines of the northern Rhone. Chapoutier is Glenlofty’s next door neighbour. 

A strong sense of community, growth and cooperation exists within the Pyrenees and Grampians wine regions and this underpins excellent prospects for a fulfilling work/life experience. The region is under 2 hours from Melbourne airport.

Glenlofty Estate, with Decameron vineyard and Blue Pyrenees Estate, is a member of the Richmond-Smith wine group, currently embarked on a solid capex program to upgrade vineyard facilities while expanding market penetration, especially offshore. The group’s wines are all made at Blue Pyrenees Estate, Avoca.
Glenlofty Vineyard has new tractors and sprayers, excellent facilities and modern equipment.

The role:
Reporting directly to vineyard manager Scott Gerrard, this new position is hands on.
The position is full time - permanent and will ideally be filled by a passionate all-rounder who has a genuine passion for soils, grape growing and winemaking.
The role embraces both Glenlofty and Decameron vineyards.
Vineyard or agricultural experience is required.
Tertiary qualification in viticulture is strongly preferred.
New graduates will be considered for this position.
Remuneration will be offered according to qualifications and experience.
A salary range of $55,000 to $65,000 is being offered.
Career prospects within the group are excellent as it develops globally.

Job Requirements
Responsibilities include:
• Hands-on, day-to-day seasonal operations
• Work program fulfilment and planning
• Staff and contractor labour supervision
Pruning and vine renovation 

• Tractor operations

• Canopy management

• Harvest operations

• Maintenance and repair, irrigation, trellis, equipment, fencing and buildings
Vine monitoring

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
Glenlofty Wines
123 Glenlofty-Warrenmang Road
Glenlofty VIC 3469
Glenlofty Wines James Hall
The Glenlofty Estate vineyards are located between 320 metres and 360 metres above sea level across hills of the Pyrenees region in western Victoria, Australia.
Our vineyards are comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Chardonnay, Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier, which thrive in our cooler climate conditions.

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