For more than a decade, Programmed has provided grounds maintenance to the Domaine Chandon Winery in Victoria’s Yarra Valley.
Owned by LVMH, the world’s largest luxury goods company, Domaine Chandon Winery very naturally has grounds management high on its priority list. Outsourcing its grounds maintenance to Programmed ensures the presentation, image and appearance of the acreage’s highly photographed grounds – particularly its iconic Star Bed – is at its constant absolute best, no matter the time of year.
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Programmed’s partnership with Domaine Chandon goes beyond mere grounds maintenance.
“Programmed see themselves as part of the business and help to maintain the standards of the property,” said Adam Keath, Operations Winemaker, Domaine Chandon, Australia. “The thing I like most about working with Programmed is not having to micro manage. The Programmed team care about the brand as much as I do, and coordinate the work without me having to get involved,” said Mr Keath.
To ensure the standards of Domaine Chandon are reflected in its gardens, Programmed goes beyond the call of duty, investing long hours to lift the levels of presentation, especially ahead of groups and special tours. Last year, in addition to outsourcing its grounds management to Programmed, the winery engaged us for the commercial landscaping, design and implementation of gardens and gazebos for its outdoor dining area which Mr Keath describes as “a great asset and delivered on budget.”
Local and international visitors to the winery who have previously toured the world’s most beautiful places have found Domaine Chandon to be comparable, and as picturesque as anticipated.