Vineyard Manager

at Wirrega Vineyards (view profile)
Location Mundulla, SA
Date Posted 6th Dec 2017
Category Viticulture
Job Type Full-time
Closing Date 4.11.2017


Vineyard Manager, Wirrega Vineyards – Mundulla SA

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced vineyard manager to lead our team at Wirrega Vineyards. We are a progressive Joint Venture first established in 1994 with a vineyard of 160ha now with 15 varieties of wine grapes supplying a number of grape purchasers producing award winning wines while developing our own brand and bulk wines. This is a full time, permanent position and the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Day to day management of vineyard staff and setting work programs (with the assistance of a vineyard supervisor)
  • Oversight of office staff – accounts,  payroll and record keeping
  • Establishing weeds, pest and disease programs monitoring and control
  • Irrigation scheduling
  • Maintaining Records pertaining to all facets of Viticultural activities, workplace safety and rehabilitation, employment, grape deliveries and sales
  • Operating/overseeing the Frost control system. (100 ha under sprinklers and 3 wind machines)
  • Establishing Vine nutrition programs
  • Negotiating/liaising with grape purchasers
  • Liaising with winemakers
  • Vintage planning, picking programs, freight coordination
  • Oversight of the Vineyard WHS  program
  • Oversight and maintenance of the site “Freshcare Environmental”  Quality Assurance compliance
  • Appointment and management of staff
  • Appointment and management of contractors
  • Assisting with establishment of  and tracking budgets
  • Reports to the Wirrega Executive management committee and  to the Wirrega Owners


There is accommodation provided on site as part of the package in a spacious 4br house with A/c and wood heater, the office is separate to house.  Beautiful location and school bus service to front gate just 6km from Mundulla and 15km from Bordertown.  Both towns have a primary school and Bordertown has a secondary school.  A work utility and mobile phone is also provided.

Person Description

The successful applicant will:

  • Hold a Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology or equivalent
  • Have a proven track record of previous experience in vineyard management,
  • have a proven track record of managing employees and work health and safety
  • Possess excellent communicative skills
  • Possess Computing skills,  including Excel and Word


Please supply three references and contact details with the application

A salary will be negotiated commensurate with the applicants qualifications and experience.

Applications close 4.1.18


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