Vineyard Manager / Viticulturlist

Yarra Edge Wines
8 December 2023
465 Edward Road, Chirnside Park, Australia
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YARRA EDGE Vineyard was established in 1983 by the Bingeman family in Yarra Valley - one of the most famous wine regions in Australia. It was planted out with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay in 1983 and 1995, following the advice and guidance of the Middleton family who established MOUNT MARY wines in Yarra Valley.

We are seeking a Vineyard Manager/Viticulturist who can develop a yearly plan for quality and then execute this plan with high level practical skills. You will be responsible for all things vineyard across a number of different properties, helping to drive quality improvements year on year.


Key Responsibilities:

• Executing the range of practical tasks in an annual vineyard cycle such as pruning, fungicide spraying, weed management, canopy management, netting and harvesting.
• Overseeing contract labour where required, promoting safe work practices and respectful working relationships.
• Developing an annual plan for viticulture based on data, with a focus on improving yield and wine quality
• Managing vineyard staff to increase job satisfaction, efficiency and upskilling
• Overseeing new plantings and vineyard establishment
• Managing the annual vineyard budget to maximise return on capital
• Working and liaising with property owners of leased properties to ensure positive, long-term working relationships
• Working closely with the Head winemaker to deliver fruit that meets their quality parameters
• Marketing and promotional activities as required

This role is an exciting opportunity to lead the viticultural program as we develop this great site. If you have a passion for viticulture and fine wine and have significant viticultural experience; then we would love to hear from you. A valid Driver’s License and Australian Residency are mandatory requirements. A highly competitive salary package based on skills and experience will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Applicants must have Australian citizenship/residency or a valid existing Australian work visa.

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