Job Status: Filled

Vineyard Operator (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Cape Mentelle Vineyards (

  Margaret River, South Australia

Cape Mentelle Vineyard is proud to be one of Margaret River’s ‘founding three’ wineries. Our winery has pioneered many of the region’s renowned wine styles and today is a benchmark for the quality of the region’s wines. There are 135 hectares under vine across three sites.

We’re looking for a Vineyard Operator to join the team at Cape Mentelle. This opportunity will allow you to be part of a well-respected brand and work outdoors in a fulfilling work environment. As part of the team, you’ll further develop your skills through training and task diversity and uphold our culture of quality and safety. This is a hands-on role in the development and upkeep of the vineyards.

The key tasks of this role include:

  • Tractor operations such as sweeping, canopy trimming, leaf plucking, mowing, mulching, spraying, cultivating, harvester and chaser driving, netting
  • Canopy management, pruning and vine training
  • Irrigation system service and maintenance
  • Accountability to follow best practices procedures of vineyard operations, processes and systems
  • Supervision of Company casual vineyard staff when required
  • Contributing to the quality and safety culture of Cape Mentelle

In order to be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Experience in vineyard and/or other operational agricultural enterprise
  • A sound understanding of agronomic principles, with a preference for organic agriculture
  • Experience and will to work a mechanical and outdoor groundwork-based role
  • Flexibility, sound communication skills, a willingness to learn and be part of a strong team
  • Strong knowledge of safety conduct and procedures
  • Valid C Class Driver’s Licence
  • Desirable: Valid HR / HC Licence, Forklift Licence, Chemcert accreditation, first aid training, organic experience


Applications close 4th October 2019

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