Vineyard Manager - Cullen Wines

Cullen Wines
4323 Caves Road
Wilyabrup, WA 6280
Australia
08 9755 5277 (Main Phone)
Job Start Date
10/08/2020
Application Closing Date
24/08/2020
Manages Others
Yes
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
Yes
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Travel
No Travel
Job Description
Cullen Wines, recently voted the No 1 Winery in Australia by Huon Hooke, and located in the Wilyabrup - Margaret River wine region of Western Australia, is looking for an experienced person to manage our certified biodynamic and organic vineyards comprising some 50 hectares.

Responsibilities and 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
• Monitoring and associated recommendations related to vine health and fruit quality
• Uplift in grape quality in weaker blocks
• Vineyard R&M (trellis and some machinery maintenance where possible)
• 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
• Supervision of, and working safely, respectfully and professionally with a small, tight knit team

This position reports to the Managing Director.

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 biodynamic and organic vineyard management is highly desirable)
• Have an interest in and desire to learn and develop biodynamic, sustainable and regenerative practices in a carbon neutral environment
• Demonstrated improvement of vine health and grape quality in their previous roles
• Positive disposition and outlook, 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 is negotiable and will reflect experience and suitability. Applicants must have Australian citizenship/residency or a valid existing Australian work visa.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Cullen Wines
4323 Caves Road
Wilyabrup WA 6280
Australia
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Cullen Wines, a family owned biodynamic winery located in Margaret River, Western Australia

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