Vineyard Manager - Kent (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time


  Appledore, Kent. TN26 2BE, England


The Company

We’re an award-winning English fine wine producer, based in Kent. Our vision is simple: we strive to create the finest wines in the world.

 As a luxury brand, a quest for perfection and a fastidious approach to detail is at the heart of everything we do. We craft vintage-only wines which are unique to each year – an authentic reflection of a time and place.

 We love what we do and we’re incredibly proud of Gusbourne. Whether in the vineyard, the winery or beyond, we work together to build a sustainable future.

 We embrace tradition and we challenge convention. We’re at the forefront of the English wine industry – and that’s a hugely exciting place to be.

If you’d like to join us, a rare opportunity has arisen to lead our Kent vineyard team.


Our Company Values

·        We’re confident and curious.

·        We’re in it for the long term.

·        We value difference.

·        We enjoy the journey.

·        We go the extra mile.

·        We’re authentic and honest.


The Role

The efficient operation of the Kent Vineyard is imperative to Gusbourne; achieving and maintaining high standards of quality in all that we do is an everyday priority. The role of the Vineyard Manager is pivotal to the success of the Vineyard operation year-on-year. In all aspects of the role, focus and attention to detail are required, this needs to be balanced with effective team leadership and setting positive and clear direction.

The environment in which we operate is one based on continuous improvement and therefore requires a flexible, highly-trained individual to be able to cope with the evolving demands of the viticulture industry.

You will be confident, self-motivated, and a strong leader who is prepared to recognise when commitment is required to secure productivity, efficiency and safety in your area of responsibility. Additionally, you will be prepared to develop the competence required for both you and your team, to progress to achieve maximum potential within your role.  

Your role is to be an effective leader, striving to continually add value to the work of your team and Gusbourne.  


Main Responsibilities

We will be looking to recruit someone who can demonstrate the following qualifications, skills, qualities, and experience:

  • Maintaining the current established standards, so that the team routinely meets the required performance targets and standards for: safety, quality, quantity, training, housekeeping, and behaviour. 
  • Questioning (and encouraging the team to question) the current practices to try to identify ways of improving performance in terms of safety, quality, output, cost, time, etc. 
  • Identifying areas where the team performance may be improved, planning, and implementing changes to establish a new improved standard of performance. 
  • Passing on ideas for improvements outside the scope of the team to the relevant personnel within Gusbourne. 
  • All activities will be carried out in accordance with Company Policy in relation to both health and safety and operational requirements. 
  • You will be required to liaise with all teams across the business at Gusbourne and external contacts as required. 


Reporting to: Head Vineyard Manager.


Job Type: Full Time, Permanent.


Hours:  40 per week.


Salary: Competitive. Negotiable dependent on experience. 



  • 25 Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • 5% Company pension Contribution
  • Employee development programmes
  • Wine allowance
  • Birthday Gift
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Health & Wellbeing benefits
  • Free parking


Place of Work

 Gusbourne Estate, Kenardington Road, Appledore, Kent. TN26 2BE. Reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required).


Work Location: In person.


How To Apply

Please send a CV and covering letter to [email protected].

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