Job Status: Filled

Vineyard Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Bolney Wine Estate

  Bolney, West Sussex, England


Bolney Wine Estate in West Sussex is one of the pioneers of the English wine industry and has been a family business since 1972. We are a producer of premium English still and sparkling wines, sold across all UK channels and exported to overseas markets.


We are very proud of the passionate, hardworking and talented team we have at Bolney. We strive together to continually increase the quality of wine we produce and continue to be industry leaders.



TITLE                                    Vineyard Manager


LOCATION                          Bolney Wine Estate, Foxhole Lane, West Sussex, RH17 5NB


COMPANY                          Bolney Wine Estate Ltd.


REPORTS TO                      Sam Linter, Managing Director


RESPONSIBLE TO:            Sam Linter, Managing Director



·         To manage the day to day running of vineyards and the vineyard staff at Bolney Wine Estate.

·         Consulting as required at our external stakeholder vineyards, helping to maintain our strong client relationships.

·         Direct, organise, motivate, and train vineyard staff.

·         Ensure safe working conditions are provided for yourself, our staff and the general public.

·         All related vineyard work including, but not limited to; pruning, planting, canopy management, maintenance work, spraying vines with suitable and authorised chemical products, managing the spray plan and being responsible for it, mechanical work (e.g. mowing, rotavating, fertilising, bud rubbing, vine trimming etc).

·         Evolve the training/pruning system for each variety in each area and assess if changes need to be made, in line with recommendations by vineyard development manager.

·         Work with our VDM to help them produce a proactive plan for continued improvement in vineyard practices across the site.

·         Keep up to date with new systems and sprays that may benefit the vineyard and liaising with VDM.

·         Keep an up-to-date diary of all work done in the vineyard including, but not limited to; flowering dates, bud burst and any other relevant dates that need recording.

·         Frost monitoring and prevention.

·         To be responsible for stock-take on vineyard chemicals and consumables- ensure ordering is done in advance of need.

·         Planting and establishing new vineyard areas.

·         Using mechanical equipment safely and, where necessary, ensure staff are fully trained and are also using equipment safely.

·         Use and check maintenance plans for all equipment and ensure servicing is carried out when needed.

·         Make sure that faulty equipment is taken out of use and are repaired, informing your line manager of repairs that need to be made.

·         Monitoring the lists of the day to day running of the vineyard.

·         Managing the vineyard budget.

·         Undertake all tasks as reasonably requested from time to time by the company/business.



·         Tertiary qualifications in viticulture or relevant experience

·         PA1 and PA3 spraying certificates

·         Forklift qualifications

·         Computer literate

·         Competent operator of all vineyard equipment and tractors.

·         Team player is a fast-growing business.

·         Full right to work in the UK.

·         Skilled in managing staff.

·         First Aid trained would be desirable.



Job Type: Permanent

Driver’s License essential due to location

Job Type: Full-time – competitive salary


How to Apply:

To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter to [email protected] before 10th August 2021. 


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