Tahbilk Winery
13 August 2021
Nagambie, Australia
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Established in 1860 Tahbilk is one of Australia's most beautiful and historic family owned wineries. Located in the Nagambie Lakes region of central Victoria (120kms north of Melbourne), one of the nation's premium viticultural areas.  The property comprises some 1,214 hectares of rich river flats with a frontage of 11 kms to the Goulburn River and 8 kms of permanent backwaters and creeks. Purchased by the Purbrick family in 1925, Tahbilk is home to 5 generations.

Tahbilk and Tahbilk Group vineyards are home to some 300 hectares of vineyards specialising in grape varietals from the Rhone including white varietals: Marsanne, Viognier and Roussanne and red varietals Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre. Also growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Verdelho grapes. We currently have 25% of these vineyards under organic production, with a vision to increase this area.

In order to continue our journey, we are looking for a motivated and driven Group Viticulturist to lead our team and continue maintaining our vineyards at an exceptional level.  Working alongside other Managers within our team, this role encompasses a variety of vineyards, various Viticultural practices and the ability to work with some of the country’s oldest known vines.  It is both a challenging and rewarding role that will offer the right candidate the ability to be involved in producing world class wines.

With a constant focus on improvement, you will work closely with our Winemakers as well as leading and mentoring a dedicated vineyard team in our Group Vineyards across the Goulburn Valley.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications:

  • A genuine passion for fine wine, viticulture and land management, with an appreciation of the environment and environmental impact
  • A tertiary degree in viticulture
  • At least 10 years’ relevant experience
  • High technical understanding of viticulture - including viruses and trunk diseases - modern vineyard and farming equipment
  • Interest and knowledge in Organic Processes would be beneficial
  • A willingness to challenge the status quo, always improving, optimising and innovating our vineyards
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A constructive, collaborative and effective leadership style
  • An eye for operational effectiveness and efficiency as well as excellent attention to detail
  • A strong business acumen as this role includes being part of a progressive management team driving success of the Tahbilk Group
  • An educated wine palate which will allow constructive input into internal wine tastings and wine quality
  • Preparations of yearly budgets
  • Management of staff across three vineyards within the Goulburn Valley
  • Record keeping, compliance and report writing
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who enjoys working within a team, passionate about viticulture and producing award winning wines.

Prospective employees are required to undergo Psychometric testing.

To apply for this position please send your cover letter and resume to Pauline Psaila at ppsaila@tahbilk.com.au 

PO Box 130, Nagambie Vic 3608
Ph: 03-57942555 • www.tahbilk.com.au


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