Vineyard Operator (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Pinglestone Estate Ltd (http://www.vrankenpommery.com/fr/pre-home-1)

  Alresford, England

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

We are looking for a highly motivated vineyard operator 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 operations: pruning, tying, shoot selection, picking, planting…

Vineyard tractor operations: mowing, leaf trimming, leaf removal, spreading, ploughing, inter cep work, plant protection…

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.

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 100% 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

 - Tractor driving skills mandatory

- PA1-PA3 licence would be a real advantage

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 vineyard teams within the Vranken-Pommery Monopole Group.

 

How To Apply

Please send CV and covering letter to:

James Bowerman – Vineyard Manager, Sector GB: jbowerman@vrankenpommery.co.uk

and

Pierre-Hubert Crozat - Agronomist and Oenologist:
phcrozat@vrankenpommery.fr

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