The Lucas Group
Job Title Vineyard Manager
Date Posted 8/7/2018
Location Padthaway, SA
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id JS3109
Job Description

- Hands-on management role

- Family-owned vineyard and winery

- Limestone Coast regional location


This company is a family-owned vineyard located in the Padthaway region of South Australia. Having planted vines on the property over 20 years ago, the vineyard supplies fruit to the company’s wine label and cellar door operation as well as external processors.


Reporting to the Owners, The Vineyard Manager will be responsible for implementing production plans and all day-to-day vineyard operations to achieve yield and quality objectives.

They will be a strong team player, able to provide leadership in all aspects of operational management, monitoring, team guidance and financial management to reach the strategic objectives of the business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all vineyard activities on a day-to-day basis in a timely manner
  • Communicate with Owners / Directors on a daily basis in relation to vineyard issues
  • Ensure irrigation and fertigation programs are implemented and infrastructure is maintained
  • Manage and monitor staff, contractors and resources effectively
  • Manage harvest activities with input from owners and wine makers
  • Implementation of spraying, pruning and under-vine maintenance programs

Skills and Experience

  • Experience in a hands-on management role on a medium to large-scale vineyard
  • Demonstrated experience in staff management and team leadership
  • Strong knowledge of pest and disease management
  • Experience operating farm, vineyard and orchard machinery
  • Strong irrigation operation and maintenance experience
  • Experience in QA systems (highly regarded)


  • Qualifications in viticulture, horticulture, agriculture or similar would be highly regarded but are not essential
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Forklift and HR licence (advantageous)
  • Current ChemCert accreditation (advantageous)


An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated to reflect skills and experience and may include a comfortable on-property home.

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Luke Cuthbertson on +61 8 8201 9999 quoting reference number JS3109, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.