Vineyard Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  RJN Cua Vineyards

  Red Cliffs, Mildura & Murray, Victoria

RJ & N Cua has newly created a full-time position of a Vineyard Manager – Mixed Crop Farmer that exists for suitably qualified applicants on a 1000 acre table grape and wine grape property situated near Red Cliffs Victoria.

The position involves management of all aspects of growing premium quality table grapes and wine grapes for the long established family operation, RJ & N Cua Vineyards, who have a long history in both industries.

Reporting directly to the owners, the Vineyard Manager would be responsible for:

  • Management of all farm operations including irrigation, fertigation, pest and disease control,  vine management, harvest.
  • Management of all staff and contractors employed on the property
  • Control and maintenance of all farm assets
  • Participation, implementation and reporting of all aspects of annual budgets
  • Maintaining and adherence to all relevant government legislations in respect to a safe working environment, Quality Assurance programmes and Government registrations and accreditations

To be considered for the role you will have the following:

  • Current drivers licence including minimum HR endorsement for truck driving
  • Fork lift licence and demonstrate able proficiency with usage of forklift in a busy packing shed environment
  • Minimum of Degree level qualification in Agriculture/horticulture plus extensive work experience in these fields
  • Demonstrated experience in growing IP varieties, in particular, but not limited to SunWorld, IFG, Sheehan, Arra, Itum, Pristine.
  • Sound understanding of horticultural practices and irrigation requirements including all aspects of selection of rootstocks, soil preparation, maintenance and conservation
  • Working knowledge of automated irrigation systems and associated software for electronic soil monitoring programmes
  • Experience with stock management, control, dispatch and logistics co-ordination for produce for both domestic and export markets and wineries
  • Excellent interpersonal skills allowing effective communication with all stakeholders
  • Demonstrated decision making and problem solving ability

Salary package for the right applicant of:

  • Salary - $75,000 per annum plus
  • Superannuation - $  7,500 per annum

Applications close 4 June 2023

How To Apply

Please apply with your resume and cover letter.

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