Vineyard Manager – Whitlands

Domaine Chandon Australia
18 March 2024
5044 Mansfield-Whitfield Road, Whitlands, Australia
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We are passionate because our mission excites us. At CHANDON, we craft exceptional sparkling wines and experiences based on the celebration of communities. We care about making our wines the best. We are bold, because from day one we have been committed to finding new and unexpected opportunities, people, and methods.

At CHANDON, we stand for our values of diversity and inclusion, courage, and collaboration within our cross-cultural community. We are proud to be the Sparkling Wine Maison of the LVMH Group, with wineries in Argentina, Brazil, California, Australia, China and India, the sun never sets on CHANDON.

About the role

Working from our iconic and world class Vineyard in the heart of Whitlands, we are looking for a Vineyard Manager to join our team. A key site for CHANDON; the Whitlands vineyard produces some of Australia’s highest quality sparkling wine grapes. We are looking for an equally high-quality candidate to elevate and enhance our viticulture team.

In this position you will:

·         Be responsible for overseeing all aspects of vineyard operations in Whitlands.

·         Lead a team of dedicated workers and collaborate closely with winemakers and viticulturists to ensure the production of premium grapes for our wines.

·         Strong understanding of viticulture practices, leadership abilities, and a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of quality.

·         This is a ‘hands on’ managerial role, where you will be required to operate vineyard machinery. This includes but is not limited to; Tractor with vineyard implements, grape harvester, and ATVs.

·         Ensure all vineyard plant and equipment is always maintained and in top working order.


For your application to be considered, you must have:

·         Experience in viticulture with a genuine enthusiasm for wine and viticulture.

·         A tertiary qualification in viticulture [or a closely related field] is preferred.

·         Leadership skills with the ability to motivate and guide a small, but dedicated team to achieve the high-quality outcomes expected.

·         Effective communication skills are imperative to success in this role; the ability to communicate well and foster strong relationships, both internal and external, will be highly regarded.

·         A strong understanding of work health and safety procedures.

·         Must have tractor operations experience.

·         Mechanical ability and understanding are highly desired traits for this role.

·         A ‘can do, will do’ attitude - the ability to be self-sufficient and work well autonomously.

·         Understanding of LEAN manufacturing practices/principles will be advantageous.

·         Flexibility, and the ability to work overtime subject to seasonal requirements.

·         Valid driver’s license.

Domaine Chandon Australia is proud to celebrate our differences and communities. Our priority is to attract, support and retain individuals- irrespective of gender, age, religion, and sexual orientation.



·         You will join a friendly, dedicated, and professional team. We offer a competitive salary plus bonus and wine benefit, a comprehensive induction and training as well as a health and wellbeing subsidy.


Candidates must legally be able to work in Australia.

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