Vineyard Manager - Wicks Estate Wines

Wicks Estate Wines
29 Riverview Road
Woodside, SA 5244
08 8212 0004 (Main Phone)
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Qualifications Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
No Travel
Job Description
Wicks Estate Wines is a family run and operated vineyard and winery situated in the heart of the Adelaide hills at Woodside. Our self-managed 40 Ha Woodside vineyard was established in 2000 and along with our 13 Ha Mount Barker block produces the backbone of fruit for the wicks Estate label. Further fruit is supplied from select growers to fulfil volume requirements. The state of art winery crushes 1000 tonne per year consisting of a combination of Wicks Estate fruit and select contract clients.

A hands-on role, this is a unique opportunity to be primarily responsible for managing our Woodside and Mt Barker vineyard sites and have the flexibility to move into the winery to assist our winemaking team as required. If you have an attention to detail, a passion for growing and making premium cool climate wines and a strong work ethic then this is the job for you!

Job Requirements
The role requires a motivated experienced hands-on vineyard manager who enjoys working in a team environment committed to producing the best possible product both in the vineyard and winery.

Responsibilities include:
• Pruning, mowing, weed control, canopy management
• Manage and implement spray program
• Irrigation works
• Trellis maintenance
• Maintenance of machinery/equipment
• Frost monitoring/control
• Supervision of contract labour
• Site presentation

The successful candidate will have hands on experience in the day-to-day running of vineyards and will be capable of operating and maintaining tractors with dual row sprayer, slasher, trimmer and barrel-pruner attachments.
The role requires the ability to work flexible hours especially at vintage, be well organised with good people skills to enable precise direction when instructing sub-contractors.
A Chem Cert accreditation, forklift licence and heavy vehicle licence would be an advantage.

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
Wicks Estate Wines
29 Riverview Road
Woodside SA 5244
Wicks Estate Wines is a family owned and operated wine estate producing hand crafted wines from their winery and vineyard located at Woodside in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, one of Australia’s premier cool climate wine growing regions.

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