Casual Vineyard Hand - Stonier

Date: 14-Oct-2021

Location: Mornington Peninsula, Australia

Company: Accolade Wines

Enrich Your Everyday

Accolade Wines is the world’s leading provider of New World premium, commercial and value wines. We sell our wines in over 100 countries and have more than 1,600 dedicated employees in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Europe, Asia, North America and South Africa and … we make some of the world’s best known brands!

Role Details

You will be requried:

  • To conduct good work practice in the vineyard and adhere to all Company environmental, quality and OHS&W policies and procedures, conditions of employment, and Equal Opportunity guidelines.
  • To carry out the specific tasks allocated throughout the vineyard as directed by the Management team and comply with Standard Operating Procedures.
  • To use equipment in a responsible manner including its daily maintenance.
  • To attend and contribute all training sessions and site meetings as required by Accolade Wines.
  • May be required to travel to other company Vineyards to carry out Vineyard tasks.
  • Undertake manual tasks, which may involve use of shovels, crowbars, hoes, secateurs, lifting etc.
  • To maintain the Vineyard in a clean and tidy condition.

Your Key Accountabilities

  • Irrigation Maintenance – checking and repair of drip line, mains and submenus, injection of acid, fertiliser and other products as required.
  • Irrigation Watering – liaising with the Management team on the water requirements of the vineyard and operation of the automatic or computer system controllers.
  • Hand Pruning– Using secateurs and loppers, undertake both cane and spur including pulling out roll and rolling on of canes.
  • Mechanical Pruning – competence in the use of various pruning and trimming machinery.
  • Pest and Disease Control – spraying, fungicide and insecticides on the vines as required.  Thus being competent in the handling of chemicals and spray calibration and operation.
  • Weed Control – spraying herbicide as directed.  Thus being competent in the handling of chemicals and spray unit calibration and operation.
  • Tractor Driving – for slashing, spraying, harvesting etc.
  • Tractor & Equipment Servicing
  • Canopy Management using a mechanical wire lifter.
  • Harvester Operation – able to operate the harvesters on the vineyard at a competent level.
  • Manual Harvesting – hand picking of grapes, bucket/crate lifting and loading onto transport.
  • Crop Estimation, bunch thinning and maturity sampling.

Other Accountabilities Include

Other duties as requested by management

Your Knowledge and Skills

  • Practical viticultural, horticultural or agricultural experience
  • Appropriate drivers licence to operate machinery
  • Chem Cert Certificate

Essential Qualifications

  • Experience in harvester operation
  • Experience in spray machinery operation

Physical and Other Requirements

Our Company Values

Accolade Wines will provide you with the ideal climate and a hand-picked rewards package for you to make a difference in our successful and growing business.

At Accolade Wines, our name is our motto, so here's to you... and here's to your future