The most beautiful vineyard estate in NSW. A French-inspired boutique Winery, Cellar Door & Vineyard, set on the banks of the Wollombi Brook, against the backdrop of the Brokenback Range. The established 150-acre vineyard (50 acres of grapes) has been certified Biodynamic & Organic since 2007 and produces on-site renowned wines with distinguished varietal character. The vineyard is treated as a living ecosystem and all operations are holistic and sustainable.
Krinklewood is seeking a hands-on vineyard manager who will work in conjunction with the Chief Winemaker and report directly to the family. Your mission will be to farm healthy soil, increasing yield, and delivering clean and super-premium fruit to the winery. You will work in an environment where land stewardship and a strong workplace health and safety culture are embraced.
The role of the vineyard manager at Krinklewood is primarily to ensure the efficient and viable operations of the vineyard and associated areas to achieve the highest possible quality grapes, produced under Organic and Biodynamic principles. This covers all aspects of grapevine physiology, phenology, plant health through pest and disease management as well as meeting certification criteria for Sustainable management practices. Also included are associated logistics and timing of all operations and management of resources including labor and equipment to ensure quality and yield goals are met.
Other responsibilities extend to management of the farm for the provision and production of site-produced inputs for sustainable management practices, oversight of landscaping and grounds maintenance, planning and evaluation of future vineyard development, and ensuring the ongoing development of staff resources.
Your role will include;
For this role you will need;
Key Viticultural Management Requirements
Must have Knowledge base - In-depth understanding of the following:
Vineyard and Grapevine management
Organic and Biodynamic management practices and principles
Vineyard equipment operations and mechanical skills with this equipment