Vineyard Operator - Whitlands
Permanent. Whitlands, Victoria.
Established in 1986, Chandon has been confidently crafting Australia’s leading methode traditionnelle sparkling wine and premium quality, cool-climate still wines, stamped with our signature style. Chandon is part of the LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton group, a family of over 70 Houses including Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicquot and Glenmorangie, who create products that convey savoir-faire and preserved heritage while remaining firmly anchored in modernity.
About the Role
We’re looking for a Vineyard Operator to join the team in our stunning, cool-climate vineyard in Whitlands, north-eastern Victoria. As part of the team, you’ll receive training to develop your skills and perform diverse hands-on tasks in the daily development and upkeep of our vineyard.
This opportunity will allow you to grow a career in a high-quality brand and work outdoors in a friendly work environment. We offer you a competitive salary, annual bonus target, wine allocation and negotiable & relocation support.
In this position, you will be expected to perform:
- tractor operations such as vine and weed spraying, sweeping, canopy trimming, leaf plucking, mowing, mulching, cultivating, and harvesting.
- canopy management, pruning and vine training
- irrigation management; service and maintenance of system
- accountability to follow best practice procedures
- supervision of contract vineyard labour and company casual vineyard staff when required
- contributing to the quality and safety culture of Domaine Chandon
In order to be successful in this position, you will have:
- Permanent Australian Work Rights (Citizen or PR)
- Experience in, or a genuine enthusiasm for wine and viticulture
- Previous experience driving tractors, or horticulture/viticulture is desirable.
- Motivation, flexibility and an eagerness to learn
- Sound communication and team work skills
- The ability to work overtime subject to seasonal requirements
- A strong understanding of work health and safety procedures
- Car license is essential
- Forklift license, chemical use certificate or first aid certificate is advantageous
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