Vineyard Operative (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 including the USA, China, Japan and Europe.


At the Estate we welcome thousands of visitors a year for vineyard and winery tours and corporate events and to our on-site café, bar & restaurant.



TITLE                                    Vineyard Operative


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


COMPANY                          Bolney Wine Estate Ltd.


REPORTS TO                      Vineyard Manager


RESPONSIBLE TO:            Sam Linter, Managing Director



·         Machinery operations using several pieces of vineyard kit

·         Vineyard floor and canopy management

·         Working outside and alongside the Vineyard Manager

·         In the absence of the manager supervise contract workers / vineyard operations

·         Reporting to the Vineyard Manager

·         Winter pruning

·         Bud rubbing and general vineyard operations

·         General vineyard operations including trellis repairs, headland management

·         Pesticide spraying applications

·         Machinery operations – spraying canopy trimming

·         Routine machine maintenance / repairs as required

·         Driving a tractor and using machinery

·         Ability to be flexible for early start/late finish/weekend shifts



·         Hands on

·         Passionate

·         Self-motivated

·         Good communication skills

·         Ability to work on own or within the team

·         Good attention to detail

·         Love working outdoors regardless of the weather



·         Tertiary qualifications in viticulture or relevant experience

·         PA1 and PA3 spraying certificates - preferred

·         Tractor driving experience

·         A good understanding of vineyard machinery

·         A high level of Health and Safety awareness

·         Forklift qualifications

·         Computer literate with ability to collect and use data



Job Type: Permanent

Driver’s License essential due to location

Job Type: Full-time – competitive salary

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