Assistant Vineyard Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Brown Family Wine Group

  Launceston & North East, Tasmania

About Us:  Brown Family Wine Group, an innovative family-owned multi brand wine business, is one of Australia’s most loved and trusted wine companies.  We are in an exciting period of transition as we continue to expand, having grown to five brands - Brown Brothers, Devil's Corner, Pirie, Tamar Ridge and most recently Innocent Bystander. 

The Vineyard:  Located on the East Coast of Tasmania (near Bicheno), The Hazards Vineyard is a picturesque cool climate vineyard consisting  of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. This 200Ha vineyard produces exceptional quality grapes destined for the highly acclaimed Devil’s Corner Wines. 

The Role:  Reporting to the Vineyard Manager, your major responsibilities will be to co-ordinate staff, contractors and equipment to ensure work programmes are carried out efficiently and effectively as required by the Vineyard Manager.  Additionally, you will assist the Vineyard Manger in the scheduling and management of the modern irrigation system as well as preparation of budgets and operational reports.  There is an expectation that you will assume responsibilities for all vineyard activities in the absence of the Vineyard Manager.

What’s Required:  The successful applicant will need to demonstrate their experience in staff supervision and the practical management of vineyard operations including knowledge of modern viticultural techniques, have excellent communication skills and an ability to undertake all administrative duties related to vineyard operation.  Experience in plant operations and a commitment to quality systems is also essential.  Other requirements include a good level of computer skills, a commitment to quality systems and the ability to work as part of a team.  Qualifications in Viticulture or Horticulture are desirable but not essential.

What's on Offer:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Relocation Support if required
  • A fully maintained tool-of-trade vehicle
  • A flexible and supportive working environment including access to EAP
  • Contribution to the growth & development of Australia’s most exciting wine region
  • Generous product discounts

Closing Date: 12th july 2019

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