Management and Operations Solutions
Stepping in when you’re in a bind. A full range of vineyard operations are offered on a project by project basis to suit your individual needs
AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Choose a management package to suit your desired level of involvement in the vineyard.
NEW VINEYARD DEVELOPMENT
AND REDEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Complete project management, from bare paddock to established vineyard.
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Our proven performance in managing vineyards comes with well over 50 years combined experience across the full range of viticultural operations and activities. Ask the Experts.
Vineyard Mates can help you with all aspects of your vineyard needs
For small to medium-sized vineyards owners who are dissatisfied with their current vineyard management and lack of results or who simply want to maintain growth. We specialize in vineyard management and operational services supporting vineyards owners to identify, plan and manage your vineyards in order to produce and maintain quality wine grapes. We enjoy the connection that we have with our customers and wineries. The Barossa Valley is a beautiful place to live and doing something that we are both passionate about and enjoy; it doesn’t feel like a job, but a fantastic lifestyle. It’s a brilliant feeling achieving high standards for our growers and being able to adapt to the industry’s ever-changing needs.
We provide a comprehensive vineyard management service. Our full management service takes complete responsibility for all aspects of vineyard development, operations and quality assessment. We can offer management flexibility; in which the customer may select which management activities they want supplied whilst maintaining their desired level of involvement in the vineyard. Looking at vine health we focus on quality and consistency in grape production. We look to overcome any obstacles you may encounter on your journey as a vineyard owner. Unlike other vineyard management services, we can tailor a management programme and services to the needs of individual growers to suit any budgets and even small changes can make a difference to your vineyard. We always strive to provide our customers with the highest level of service, and we work with them to achieve their outcomes.
We live, sleep and breathe the vineyard wine grape industry. If you would like to discuss how we can manage your vineyard operations click here.
What our Mates are saying
I hired Vineyard Mates because I was in a hurry to have this job done “now”. Knowing the earth moving guys are booked “without even asking them” and generally they aren’t flexible given the customers they work for so thinking outside the box I thought which grower or vineyard contractor would have a backhoe. Hoping their workload could accommodate our need. I called Brett first and he was on site in two days which was perfect.
The job was done properly, even though a simple trench I didn’t have to hang around and supervise to make sure it wasn’t going to be over thought out and take all day with a resulting price tag. I am not sure how the hourly rate compares but for a dig and go job I guess vineyard managers could benefit from having another choice when a job needs doing.Rosenvale Vineyards and Cellar Door
“I hired Vineyard Mates because we have used them before, they have well maintained equipment and skilled operators. We certainly saw improved moisture retention, allowing a longer time between irrigation – especially important in a dry season like this. Anyone who has moisture retention problems in their vineyard can benefit from hiring the Vineyard Mates!”Thorn Clarke Wines
I hired Vineyard Mates because they have been supportive and helpful with my vineyard requirements for a long time. This year was very demanding and challenging (weather conditions) but working with people who listen and care we have achieved a very satisfying outcome. Have no problems recommending the team to anyone.Barossa Valley Grape Grower
I hired Vineyard Mates almost by accident. The real estate agent wrote down “Neighbour Brett Thompson”, but after a conversation with Brett it’s clear the realtor had no idea.Having already seen the website (and being impressed by it), I knew what Brett did before first meeting him.Another vineyard service I had contacted, from the realtors list, was disinterested in helping us due to our small size. Brett was immediately keen for the work and in one conversation I felt comfortable that we would work well together in achieving our goals.Together we’ve achieved consistently high quality fruit, sought after every year by local wineries.
Brett initially helped me establish contracts and taught me along every step. As I gained confidence in the vineyard and in fruit negotiations, we seamlessly adjusted our goals and responsibilities throughout each season.Every year the vineyard is better than the year prior. Brett’s advice and suggestions have only ever been a phone call away and have been invaluable. I would absolutely recommend Vineyard Mates to anyone looking for these services. I look forward to working with Vineyard Mates each year!Barossa Valley Grape Grower
I hired Vineyard Mates because managing my vineyard had become too much for me and rather than selling up, hiring Vineyard Mates to help has meant that I’ve been able to stay on the property I love, without the worry. I can relax knowing that the vineyard is being well managed by Vineyard Mates, they are professional and friendly and excellent at communicating with me, keeping me in the loop with what they’re doing. I would highly recommend Vineyard Mates for anyone needing vineyard management services they can trust, they’ll get the job done with the highest of quality and integrity.Barossa Valley Grape Grower
We hired Vineyard Mates because of their excellent reputation. Our initial meeting to discuss them coming on board provided us with a clear vision of their services which has never failed to impress. The results we have seen in the years working with Vineyard Mates has been impressive. Our fruit quality has improved and the vineyard is in excellent condition. In fact, this years’ vintage was quite outstanding – while many suffered very low yields, Vineyard Mates’ care and dedication ensured an excellent vintage with both cropping and quality of a very high standard. Vineyard Mates are incredibly easy to work with and during the hectic harvest period always ensured our fruit was delivered on time to the wineries we work with. Their flexibility and hard work certainly makes both our lives and the winemakers lives a lot less stressful. The picking is done with care and precision. Vineyard Mates are great communicators and always there to discuss any issues or provide support. Quite honestly the best decision we have made with our vineyard was to have Brett, Trina and their team on board.Lawley Farm
Vineyard Mates is an honest business. They are very professional and are always proactive in their communication. They are always thorough in their work. We are very satisfied with the services they provide. Our company has achieved a great outcome as a result of hiring Vineyard Mates services just after the first year alone with us seeing the harvest of our grapes doubled compared to the year before! I would definitely recommend Trina. She is a very nice person with good patience. Also, she is very organized to make all of our business documents clear and precise.
Again, I really appreciate your efforts!Barossa Valley Grape Grower
We hired Vineyard Mates as we’ve used them in the past and they have never let us down. Outcomes achieved include direct transport of machinery with no interruption to our heavy workload. Absolutely recommended Vineyard Mates to anyone requiring transport of heavy machinery.McEvoy Mitchell Racing
We have been able to complete our orchard floor renovation and fertiliser application programs at a very strategic moment and in record time, thanks to the excellent equipment and skilled team at Vineyard Mates. Their team is great to deal with. The immaculately cleaned machinery put our minds at rest about biosecurity risks.The Food Forest
I hired Vineyard Mates because I was needing some posts knocked in to create paddocking for horses on our property. They were quick at coming out to quote and they were happy to accept my smaller job in a timely fashion. They even lent us pegs to mark the fence lines out.
Absolutely recommended Vineyard Mates. The team have great communication skills, were very punctual and went above and beyond to create a safe paddock for my horses. They even put posts in for my tree boxes and ensured the spacing for the gates to be hung were correct. I was extremely happy with the work ethics.
I have lovely straight posts, happy horses and a very happy husband!Barossa Valley Resident
Our Guarantee to our clients
- We show dedication and commitment to the vineyards that we maintain.
- We will openly and honestly share our knowledge and experience to help you make the right choices first time, every time so that together we can realize your vineyards full potential.
- We are always passionate, supportive and approachable with your satisfaction and best interests, at the heart of everything we do.