Vineyard Manager - Sutton Grange Winery

Sutton Grange Winery
1610 Carnochans Rd
Sutton Grange, VIC 3048
Australia
Job Start Date
1/08/2020
Application Closing Date
26/07/2020
Experience Required
Yes
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Travel
Light Domestic Travel
Job Description
Sutton Grange Winery has a position available for a hands-on Vineyard Manager to manage all aspects of vineyard operations at our farm in Central Victoria.

Sutton Grange is located on the southern edge of the Bendigo GI, on the granitic sandy-loam foothills of Mount Alexander. The Sutton Grange vineyard was established in 1998 and its 13ha vineyard is farmed using organic methods.

Responsibilities & Duties:

Responsible for all aspects of managing the vineyard and vineyard operation, including but not limited to:
• Focus on vineyard heath and grape quality above all
• Pruning and canopy management
• Pest, weed and disease management via organic methods
• Irrigation, monitoring and associated recommendations related to vine health and fruit quality
• Uplift in grape quality in weaker blocks
• Vineyard R&M (irrigation, trellis and some machinery maintenance where possible)
• Frost prevention and protection
• Machinery operation (including but not limited to tractor, mulching, spray unit, undervine weeding etc)
• Harvest and crop estimation (bunch counts, bunch weights and weight per vine)
• Work within assigned budgets
• Work safely, respectfully and professionally in a small, tight knit team

This position reports to the Head Winemaker.

Job Requirements
The ideal successful candidate will have:
• Tertiary qualifications in Viticulture, Horticulture or Wine Science.
• Minimum 3 years of vineyard management experience (experience in organic vineyard management highly desirable)
• Demonstrated improvement of vine health and grape quality in their previous roles
• Strong self-motivation, initiative and time management skills
• A fantastic attention to detail, hands on attitude and positive can-do personality
• Excellent verbal and written communication, computer and interpersonal skills

Salary will reflect experience and suitability.

Applicants must have Australian citizenship/residency or a valid existing Australian work visa
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Sutton Grange Winery
1610 Carnochans Rd
Sutton Grange VIC 3048
Australia
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Sutton Grange is located on the southern edge of the Bendigo GI, on the granitic sandy-loam foothills of Mount Alexander. The Sutton Grange vineyard was established in 1998 and its farmed using organic methods.

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