Career Harvest

Vineyard Owner/Manager

Key position responsible for managing the day to day activities of a working vineyard.


  • Directs growing, cultivation, and maintenance of vineyards;
  • turns a conventional vineyard into a sustainable or organic one as desired;
  • coordinates with the winemaker and owners to schedule care of vines;
  • oversees the vineyard crew and consultants;
  • monitors water usage or dry farming; keeps up heavy equipment;
  • schedules appropriate sampling or analysis of grape nutrients;
  • estimates crop yield; maintains records;
  • leads crew safety meetings; and coordinates with winery operations.


For this Position, the skills required could have been developed through on the job training, previous work experience in other related roles and through specialised and/or vocation training and/or through a Tertiary Qualification in Science, Humanities or Commerce.

Specialist vocational training and further education are available through the following institutions:

Marcus Oldham Farm Management College

Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges

Longerenong College


Tertiary Education Providers

Charles Sturt University
University of New England
Sydney University
University of Western Sydney
Southern Cross University

University of Melbourne
La Trobe University

South Australia
University of Adelaide
Flinders University

Western Australia
Curtin University
University of Western Australia
Edith Cowan University
Murdoch University

University of Tasmania

University of Queensland
James Cook University
Central Queensland University
Griffith University
University of Southern Queensland

Australian National University

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