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Vineyard Operative (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Pinglestone Estate Ltd (

  Alresford, Hampshire, England

Pinglestone Estate Ltd are pleased to offer a vacancy for the position of Vineyard Operative.

We are looking for a highly motivated vineyard operative to join the vineyard team at Pinglestone Estate in Hampshire UK.

Pinglestone Estate is the latest project of the Vranken-Pommery Monopole Group. A forward thinking, quality driven wine producer. Our vineyards, planted from 2017 onward, are being established at our 40ha site in Alresford, Hampshire. We grow grapes exclusively for the Louis Pommery England sparkling wine brand, focusing on best practice viticulture in the production of world class sparkling wine grapes.

Working with and directly reporting to the Vineyard Manager you will be involved in all aspects of the viticulture program. Duties will include:

Vineyard Tractor operations (mowing, leaf trimming, leaf removal, spreading, ploughing, inter cep work, plant protection etc).

Site maintenance, upkeep of the site – headlands, borders, gates, windbreak management, work with flowers and plants in eco-friendly zones. Vineyard trellis repairs/maintenance. Strimming work.

Assist in supervision of our vineyard worker teams. For groups of between 5 and 50 people. Working with and communicating key technical methods of execution for vineyard hand work during the season (Pruning, tying, frost protection, shoot selection, green harvest, fruit zone work, vendange etc) all aspects of canopy management selected within the seasonal program.

Tractor and equipment maintenance, workshop work, maintaining a high level of servicing for our machinery and equipment.

Some evening/night work will be required during our frost protection program in spring and at harvest time in the autumn. This is a physically demanding role with 90% of the work outdoors or operating farm machinery at the vineyard.

Although experience is a benefit, training will be given to the right candidate in all aspects of our vineyard philosophy and practices.

UK Driver’s license mandatory.

The right candidate will have a strong work ethic with a problem-solving attitude, good communication skills, a desire to learn and improve vineyard technique and philosophy as well as a passion to produce world class wine. This is an outstanding opportunity to join an exceptional vineyard project focused on high quality grape growing in the UK sparkling wine sector. The position will offer a competitive salary package depending on experience plus the opportunity of training and working with the winemaking teams within the Vranken-Pommery Monopole Group.

Please send CV and covering letter to James Bowerman – Vineyard Manager, Sector GB.

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