Suffoir is a working farm, housing a micro-winery, -brewery, -cidery, -distillery and our cellar door. Our artisanal wine, craft beer, gin, and cider are sustainably produced, with a focus on holistic living. Everything is driven by the philosophy of producing high-quality products, honouring our heritage, and ensuring that ingenuity perpetually flows from our soils and cellar door straight into the heart of our products.
Michelle and Pieter are keen to provide opportunities in the Agriculture and more specifically, Viticulture areas to give knowledge and awareness of the Career Pathways available in our region.
This opportunity has potential for work over the busy summer months for a proactive student if interested.
Skills You Might Learn
You will gain an introduction to the viticulture and horticulture and its role in agricultural production systems.
You will gain skills of working independently in a small family run business gaining employability skills that can follow you anywhere.
Typical Tasks & Duties
No day will look the same at Suffoir, as the variety of work is seasonal, however the scope of tasks will include (seasonal consideration):
• Cleaning and maintenance of trunks
• Wine making and development of product if capabilities are demonstrated
• General Agriculture and Horticulture tasks which will be seasonal requirements
You must have a genuine interest in Agriculture and specially horticulture/viticulture. You will need to be adaptable given daily tasks will vary according to weather, season and demand.
You must be able to self-motivate and work independently on tasks instructed therefore require good listening skills.
You need to be physically fit and able to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
Work wear including work boots. Dress suitable to weather conditions.
PPE will be provided.
Special Transport Requirements
Must be able to organise own transport to and from MacArthur. Travel Arrangement form to be signed prior to commencement of placement as travel on the property may be required
RELATED COURSES INCLUDE
- AHC20116 - Certificate II in Agriculture
- AHC20416 - Certificate II in Horticulture
- VCE20116 - Industry & Enterprise
- VIC20116 - VCAL Studies