Regional Viticulturist (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Fogarty Wine Group

  Margaret River, Western Australia

Fogarty Wine Group (FWG) aspires to produce world-class wines from the best regions in Australia. As a result of expansion, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and qualified Viticulturist to join FWG’s viticultural division in Western Australia. The Group currently manages over 400 hectares of vineyards, with the majority in Margaret River.

The successful applicant will be passionate, self-motivated, commercial, highly organised, be able to work independently, possess a fine wine grower mindset, and have good communication skills.

Based in Margaret River and reporting to the FWG Head Viticulturist, this role involves all aspects of vineyard operation, technical support, machinery operation and farm management and requires a minimum of five years experience. Experience in organic viticulture would be beneficial but not essential.

Role

  • Assist the FWG Head Viticulturist to ensure the operation is efficient and one of the leading viticultural teams in WA.
  • Produce exceptional quality fruit at targeted grade and cost
  • Regularly monitor and report on work program outcomes, pest and disease status, soil and vine health.
  • Comprehensively measure, monitor and report on operational and capital vineyard expenditure, yield forecasts and production outcomes against budget using ERP, Excel and other database software.
  • Assist the FWG Head Viticulturist with grower liaison to support contract growers and ensure all fruit meets winery standards.
  • Lead the viticulture team, including contractors, by example, to promote adaptability, quality, efficiency, motivation and ensure safety in each task.
  • Ensure all vineyard staff and contractors are adequately trained and competent to perform their duties to the highest quality, productivity and safety standards.
  • Maintain all vineyard assets, plant, equipment and infrastructure to the highest standards.
  • Ensure compliance with best practice wine industry bio-security environmental and safety protocols.

A valid drivers licence and forklift licence are essential, as well as a chemical user permit. The applicant must be an Australian citizen or resident or hold a valid Australian work visa.

A competitive salary package and fully maintained vehicle will be provided.

This is a great opportunity to work with one of Australia’s fastest growing wine companies with great values and high expectations.

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