Vineyard Supervisor

Deviation Road Winery
Published
28 October 2020
Location
Adelaide Hills, Australia
Category
Job Type
Closing Date
13/11/20

Description

ABOUT DEVIATION ROAD

Owners Hamish and Kate Laurie have been producing exciting cool climate wines (specialising in méthode traditionnelle sparkling) under the Deviation Road label for 20 years. Our Longwood site is home to a 5ha vineyard, winery, plus cellar door

RESPONSIBILITY OVERVIEW

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and motivated self-starter to help oversee the management of our home-block vineyard plus a second site leased nearby. You must have a keen interest in all areas of grape and wine production including sustainable/organic viticulture and agriculture practices, and are passionate about growing quality fruit with an all-encompassing mindset in taking the fruit from vine to the glass alongside the winemaking team.

The position will be focussed on the vineyard (the establishment of a new Chardonnay planting in 2021 will be core to this position) however as a small and hands-on team the position will extend to assisting in the winery (during vintage, bottling and disgorging) and other general farm maintenance duties.

  • Manage harvest operations (fruit and bin logistics across multiple vineyard sites)
  • Tractor operations including bird netting, spraying, under vine cultivating, slashing
  • Hands on vine and canopy maintenance including pruning, shoot thinning, wire lifting
  • Maintenance of vineyard infrastructure and machinery
  • Maintenance of vineyard irrigation system and equipment
  • Pest and disease monitoring
  • Coordination and supervision of permanent, casual and contract vineyard workers
  • Cellar duties as required for vintage, tirage and disgorging.

 ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

  • Minimum three years experience in a similar position
  • Forklift license and experience
  • Tractor driving experience
  • Driver’s license (manual vehicles)
  • Practical machinery skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Familiarity with OH&S, and agricultural safety equipment and practices.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE        .6 to full time (depending on experience)

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