Vineyard Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  CAAS investments Pty Ltd (http://caas.com.au)

  South east Queensland, Queensland

Job Description

 

We are an investment company operating in the leisure and accommodation industry. We are currently in the process of acquiring a boutique vineyard, winery and distillery located in South east Queensland about 1 hour from Brisbane. 

 

Currently, the vineyard is in its revival and re-establishment phase with approximately 47 acres consisting of 21,000 vines. The winery’s first vintage was picked in 2007. 

 

The vineyard is planted with Syrah and was positioned as an organic grower producing approximately 20 tonnes per year. The current plan is to operate as a normal Vineyard and to maximise the harvest. 

 

The property is 34 hectares in size with 20 2br self-catered cottages and a large shed used as a wedding/function centre. The premise has its own cellar door. A winery and Distillery have been established onsite using high quality equipment. The winery mainly has been producing Shiraz and Rose. With Distillery the plan is to make Gin, Vodka, Limoncello, Lemon Schnapps and Brandy.

 

We are looking for a motivated, focused and passionate person to join us in producing wines of the highest quality. This is a great opportunity for a hands-on person looking to further develop their viticultural and winemaking skills at a unique property.



Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will have both experience and knowledge in viticulture and winemaking

 

Viticulture:

• Minimum of 3-5 years previous viticultural experience.

• Be familiar and confident in operating farming equipment, machinery and irrigation systems.

• Pruning and canopy management

• Pest, weed and disease management

• Monitoring and associated recommendations related to vine health and fruit quality

• Harvest and crop estimation

• Be practical and enthusiastic.

• Be able to prioritise and schedule work programs and follow through with attention to detail. 

• Organise and supervise contract workers when necessary.

• Have excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently or within a team environment.

• Preferably will have relevant tertiary qualifications or is currently studying in this field.

 

Winemaking

 

• Minimum of 3-5 years experience in winemaking operations from harvest through to bottling.

• Technical understanding of all winemaking aspects.

• Clear vision of wine style and connection to vineyard.

• Help create brand awareness with sales and marketing activities.

 

Experience in Distilling spirits will be a major advantage.



Applicants must have Australian citizenship/residency or a valid existing Australian work visa

Competitive wage package, immediate start available.

 

Please forward a copy of your CV and cover letter via email using the 'APPLY FOR JOB’ link above.

Competitive wage package, immediate start available.

How To Apply

Please forward a copy of your CV and cover letter via email using the 'APPLY FOR JOB’ link above.
or email to sales@caas.com.au

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