Vineyard Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Shingleback Wine Pty Ltd

  McLaren Vale, South Australia

Shingleback is seeking an experienced Vineyard Manager to manage our McLaren Vale vineyards. The 120ha of vineyards comprise of eight varieties that are all utilised for Shingleback’s own labels.

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.
  • Management of the vineyard, machinery and infrastructure.
  • Irrigation and vine nutrition with the use of Dream Irrigation Control System.
  • Maintaining records pertaining to all facets of viticultural activities, production and employment.
  • Appointment and management of staff and contractors.
  • Liaising with winemakers, including Vintage planning, picking programs and freight coordination.
  • Assist with management of Contract Growers.
  • Oversight of the Vineyard WHS program.
  • Oversight and maintenance of the site “Sustainable Australia Winegrowing” Quality Assurance compliance program.
  • Assisting with establishment of and tracking budgets.
  • Working closely and reporting to the Senior Viticulturalist/Winemaker.

The successful applicant is likely to:

  • Hold a Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology or equivalent or be extremely experienced in the field.
  • Have a proven track record of previous experience in vineyard management of a similar scale to Shingleback.
  • Have a proven track record of managing employees and contractors.
  • Possess excellent communicative skills and be a team-player within the overall wine company.
  • Possess high level and up to date computing and technical skills.

A salary will be negotiated commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience.

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