Deadline for applications: Thursday, 23rd May 2024

The new Viticulturist for the Meadowbank vineyard will be joining a dynamic family business and have the opportunity to be part of exciting growth and development plans. Meadowbank is one of the most iconic vineyards in Tasmania and in addition to its own brand, Meadowbank Wines, it supplies fruit to a range of premium brands, including Arras, Bay of Fires, Handpicked Wines, Dawson James and Kate Hill Wines.

The 50 Ha vineyard in the Derwent Valley is planted with a mix of cool climate varieties, with plans for a 14 Ha expansion underway. Set on the banks of the Derwent River, the family property also includes 2500 Ha of grazing land and is just a one hour drive from Hobart, providing an idyllic rural lifestyle. Close to Tasmania’s incredible national parks, trails and waterways, there are endless options for adventure activities and to experience the area’s unique natural wonders.

Reporting directly to the owner, this is a hands-on role that will be responsible for technical viticulture, operational plans, grape supply contracts and vineyard budgets. The Viticulturist will also work closely with the wine business, which is a partnership between the Ellis family and the Winemaker, Peter Dredge and his family.


  • Tertiary qualification in Viticulture, Applied Science, Agricultural Science or equivalent discipline
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in either vineyard management, technical viticulture, or viticulturist roles
  • Experience with budgets and financial reporting
  • Understanding of grape supply contracts and grower relations
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Valid forklift licence, or willingness to obtain
  • Familiarity with operating a tractor and machinery
  • Chemical Accreditation Course, or willingness to undertake
  • Strong technical knowledge
  • Proactive and organised
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Business fundamentals
  • Ability & willingness to undertake manual labour tasks
  • Capacity for light domestic travel

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The Local Area & Lifestyle

Within driving distance you can reach most areas of Tasmania, including the stunning national parks, lakes, rivers, expansive coastline and wine regions. There are endless options for outdoor adventures, as well as a fast growing food and bar scene.

The Family Property

The vineyard is part of the 2500 Ha family property, on the edge of the Derwent River, surrounded by rolling hills and farmland. The new Viticulturist will have the option to live on the property, with the inclusion of a cottage to make their own and establish a home.

Also on the property is the recently opened Meadowbank MTB mountain bike track, owned and operated by the Ellis family, offering adventures to riders on professionally designed and built trails.