Assistant Vineyard Manager

Juniper Estate
20 April 2022
Cowaramup, Australia
Job Type
Closing Date
4th May 2022


Juniper is a family-owned winery based in the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia. We are committed to using sustainable and organic focused viticultural practices to produce the highest quality wines that reflect the unique character of each of our vineyards.

We are seeking an Assistant Vineyard Manager for the role of implementing activities on our two vineyard properties in Wilyabrup. This is a hands-on role reporting directly to our Viticulturalist, with the key responsibility being to ensure agreed-upon production practices and systems are implemented.

The position is responsible for:

  • Hands-on activities of pruning, trimming, trellis maintenance, pest / disease control, irrigation and harvest operations
  • Leading vineyard staff and contractors, promoting a high level of safety, motivation and engagement
  • Monitoring of the health and performance of the vineyards
  • Recording of vineyard activities which enable the tracking of operational expenditure, yield forecasts, vine health and performance.
  • Communicating effectively with the production team to optimise the efficient sharing of equipment and resources between sites.
  • Machinery operations, including tractors, attachments and other vineyard equipment.
  • Maintaining all vineyard work areas, plant, equipment and infrastructure to the highest standards.
  • Ensuring a focus on Health & Safety at all times, and fostering a culture of safety and improvement within the work place.

The applicant must have a valid driver’s licence and be either an Australian citizen or resident or have a current Australian work visa.  It is preferable they a hold a chemical user permit, first aid certificate and forklift licence.

A competitive salary package, including wine allocation, is offered with this role.

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