Vineyard Manager & Viticulturist - Chalmers Vineyards
118 Third Street
Merbein, VIC 3505
Application Closing Date
Full Time - Permanent
Light Domestic Travel
Chalmers are an established name in Australian viticulture with a reputation for excellence, innovation and diversity. The family were named 2014 Viticulturists of the Year by Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine. Their Merbein, Victoria vineyard was established in 2010 as a source block and commercial vineyard. The nursery source blocks at Merbein hold all the clones and varieties imported by Chalmers while the commercial vineyard supplies premium wine grapes from over 50 different grape varieties to more than 30 different winemakers across the eastern states from tiny garage producers to national corporate companies.
This unique role has a high level of responsibility and requires extensive viticulture and managerial experience. Chalmers Merbein Vineyard is not only a wine grape producing site supplying to over 30 diverse winemakers all over Australia, it is also the home of the nursery source block so requires impeccable management of more than 50 varieties and over 100 clones. Chalmers have a sustainable approach to vineyard management and are in a hot climate so knowledge of the latest irrigation technology, soil health strategies and biodiversity friendly management practices are of benefit. The person undertaking this key role works directly under Bruce Chalmers to train in the specifics of the viticultural practices Chalmers have developed in relation to their unique grape varieties and particular regional environmental conditions. This role includes all aspects of vineyard management and hands-on involvement in day-to-day operations as well as managing a small team. Innovation is fostered at Chalmers and it is expected that the Vineyard Manager will display a healthy appetite for research and development and knowledge of new techniques and technologies to contribute to the future success of the business.
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
Chalmers Viticulture Pty Ltd
PO Box 56
The Chalmers family's commitment to innovation and excellence has made them a pivotal force in the Australian wine scene for almost 30 years. Through their nursery, vineyards and wine brands, Chalmers encourages viticultural diversity and smart site to variety matching as they work to sustainably grow and authentically craft the regional Australian wines of the future.