Vineyard Manager

Latta Vintners Pty Ltd
Published
30 October 2023
Location
67 Pickfords Road, Coghills Creek, Australia
Category
Job Type
Closing Date
December 10th 2023

Description

Eastern Peake was established in 1983 by the Latta family, the business is a small second generation family run operation guided by Owen Latta. Two wine labels are produced on site -
Eastern Peake (estate grown vineyards)
&

Latta vino - contract growers in Western & Central Victoria.

The Eastern Peake vineyard is located at Coghills Creek 25km northwest of Ballarat Victoria. We produce ultra cool climate Pinot Noir, chardonnay & Syrah. Organic practices are used on our own sites of 16 acres plus 6 acres in conversion of neighbouring vineyards. This November 7 acres new plantings of Chardonnay & Pinot Noir are proposed for planting on the estate.

Latta vino has been built on the strong relationships of long term grape growers with unique vineyard sites across western & Central Victoria. These sites enable the production of complex, interesting & fun wines that speak of place & the Growers.

We are seeking out a person for full time work, with 2+ years experience in vineyard management - preferably of an organic/biodynamic/cool climate background. The ability to work within a small team, co-ordination of labour, support to our growers, attention to detail in the operation of machinery, equipment & tractors, pest and disease management/prevention, soil & vine health management systems, exceptional communication skills & work ethic, The ability to step into the winery over harvest as needed. It’s a very exciting time in our small business now 40 years of age ,  we have seen lots of positive growth over the years,  we’re really looking forward to welcoming someone into our team.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

- Tractor driving & Operation
- Experience with under vine cultivation & mowing (Clemens sb2 knife & tiller/ multi cleaner)
- The flexibility of working some occasional longer hours throughout the growing season & harvest
- A high level of cane pruning experience
- Attention to detail, self-motivated , energetic & the ability to work autonomously

-Machinery Maintenance
- Operation, calibration, maintenance & cleanliness of machinery & equipment.
- Experience with Fendt TMS operations is a benefit
- Valid licences for car & forklift
- Great Leadership, verbal communication & problem solving skills
- A Chemical Handling certificate would be advantageous
- Pruning, Vine training, Planting, Trellising, Irrigation works, canopy management
- Supervision of permanent, casual and contract labour
- Keeping records/vineyard data entry through our systems - Vinsight
- A commitment to Workplace Health & Safety
- Soil health input’s, Planing of planting cover crops, bio preps, sprays & teas.
- Implementing Spray programs to follow the season.
- Vineyard monitoring/analysis
- Physically fit & able to safely lift, bend, reach, etc and work with repetitive tasksAll applicants must have an Australian citizenship/residency or a valid existing Australian work visa.

Remuneration: a salary package will be negotiated according to experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Please forward a cover letter and resume via email:

owen.latta@easternpeake.com.au

Any further questions feel free to call Owen Latta on 0408059454

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