Assistant Vineyard Manager - Mac Forbes

Mac Forbes
770 Healesville Koo Wee Rup Rd
Healesville, VIC 3777
03 9005 5822 (Main Phone)
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Full Time - Permanent
No 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 an open minded individual for the role of assistant vineyard manager that can work alongside the Vineyard Manager involved in all facets of all properties. This role is both challenging and highly rewarding.

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.
• 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.
• Preferably some formal training horticulture or viticulture.

The right person will have strong communication skills.

This role will be highly rewarding for the right person. Reporting to the Vineyard Manager, this role assumes a significant amount of responsibility and will be actively involved in all key decision making. Transparency from viticulture to winemaking will allow the right person to broaden their skills in a collaborative, encouraging and dynamic environment.

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

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

Employer Contact Information
Mac Forbes
770 Healesville Koo Wee Rup Rd
Healesville VIC 3777
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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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