The growth of the Australian wine industry in recent years is a success story with Australia earning international recognition for technological excellence in wine making, product development and marketing.
A career in viticulture can be challenging and most rewarding, as this is where good wine starts. Different viticulture methods produce different qualities of grapes and therefore different styles of wines. Australian-trained winemakers are sought after around the world and the many large companies making wine can offer substantial wages and exciting career paths.
The sector also produces high quality eating grapes which are enjoyed either fresh or dried - sultanas, raisins, currants.
There are great employment and career opportunities in the sector for grape pickers and vineyard hands through to supervisors and viticulturalists.