Vineyard Manager - Fowles Wines

Wine Network Consulting Pty Ltd
Lambing Gully Rd
Avernell, VIC 3664
03 5962 2427 (Main Phone)
Application Closing Date
Experience Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Light Domestic Travel
Job Description

Located in the dramatic granite landscape of the Strathbogie Ranges, Fowles Wines is seeking a quality-focussed, meticulous vineyard manager. Overseeing 120 Hectares of vineyard across two sites, a dedicated team and a thorough redevelopment plan, the Vineyard Manager will drive the continued improvement in quality, value and long-term health of the properties.

Fowles Wines is known for crafting some of Australia’s finest cool-climate wines, won countless medals and trophies and was named a ‘Winery to Watch’ by Wine Spectator in the USA. It is a forward-thinking, family-owned wine business which is fully vertically-integrated. From its own vineyard and farm through winemaking, bottling and logistics to the new cellar door and restaurant, Fowles wines can be found around Australia, UK, USA, Canada, China and elsewhere in Asia. Best known for Shiraz and Riesling, the vineyard has a total of 12 varieties including Arneis, Sangiovese and Mourvèdre.

Reporting to the Chief Winemaker and working closely with the GM and CEO, this hands-on vineyard management role is responsible for all vineyard operations. From financial, safety and environmental reporting to soil health, maintenance planning and occasional promotional support, the role is diverse and challenging.
This is a role that demands a high level of professionalism and engagement with the company’s vision for wine quality, value, safety and environmental responsibility.
An attractive remuneration package, commensurate with experience, is available to the successful candidate.

Job Requirements

A detailed Position Description can be downloaded from -

• Tertiary qualification in Viticulture (preferred but not essential);
• At least 10 years’ relevant, meaningful viticulture experience;
• A genuine drive to grow the best quality fruit;
• Physically capable for hands-on management;
• Valid driver’s licence
• Eligible to work in Australia

Employer Contact Information
Wine Network Consulting Pty Ltd
Office 4 5-7 Green Street
Healesville VIC 3777
Wine Network Consulting Pty Ltd Rachael Sutcliffe
Established in 1994, Wine Network and its personnel are established and highly respected professional resources for the wine industry in Australia and overseas.

Wine Network offers a full range of advisory services for wine and viticultural businesses aimed at optimising wine quality, operational efficiency and business sustainability.

Our consultants and associates have extensive industry experience, and we offer tailor-made advice services to suit both new and established businesses of varying sizes.

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