Job Status: Filled

Vineyard Operative (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Rathfinny Wine Estate (

  Alfriston, East Sussex, England

Summary of Position

            •          All aspects of vineyard and estate work to ensure, as a vineyard team, high quality fruit and commercial yields are delivered


Key Tasks and Responsibilities

            •          Duties are to include both mechanical and manual operations and will cover the broad spectrum of vineyard work on the estate 

•          Vine maintenance duties to include but not limited to planting, pruning, tying down, bud and shoot removal, leaf removal, green harvest, harvest 

•          Trellis installation and maintenance.

•          Carry out routine checks on equipment and machinery. 

•          Tractor driving

•          Undertake any relevant training which may be deemed necessary to ensure duties are carried out effectively 


Safety: You are required to maintain a safe workplace

•          Comply with all applicable Health and Safety regulations

•          Identify hazards and reporting to management

•          Operate with high levels of safety at all times

•          Ensure safety policies are acknowledged and carried out


Summary of required skills

•          Attention to detail is essential.

•          Pro active self starter

•          Mechanical knowledge is advantageous

•          A clean drivers licence is desirable

•          Vineyard experience is desirable



•          The successful applicant will receive full training 

•          There may be times when you are required to attend a training course which is either held onsite or off site.



•          At Rathfinny we work very much as a team. The successful applicant must be prepared to support other work colleagues and may be required to take on extra or different tasks to help support others.

•          As with all staff, a happy, welcoming approach to all customers who visit the site, is essential.

•          You may be required to wear some items of your own clothing. At all times personal appearance should be professional and in accordance with Rathfinny Wine Estate Policy.


Hours of Work

•          This is a full time position 

•          At times it may be necessary for you to work additional hours, sometimes at short notice, for harvest, to cover a colleagues sickness, holidays or training, flexibility in this area is an advantage. 

•          Being punctual and prepared to start your shift on time is essential.



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