Vineyard Technician (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Veraison Ltd (

  Cira 80% at client sites across the UK, remainder office based (Dorking)., England

Veraison is the UK’s premiere vineyard management provider, delivering high-quality bespoke services for our valued clients. Viticulture excellence, sustainability, customer care and pride in our work are central to our culture. As a rapidly expanding business we have opportunities for staff to grow with us and be a part of a professional, knowledgeable and dynamic team.

This exciting role requires a good level of technical skill in cool-climate viticulture, the ability and flexibility to work in multiple UK vineyards, and the aptitude and competence to manage work priorities and customer relations. The Vineyard Technician will work under instruction from the Vineyard Manager  and will be responsible for the delivery of vineyard activities, viticulture processes and reporting functions.

Reporting to the Vineyard Manager the Vineyard Technician must be motivated, as part of a team, to achieve premium results for each client.  To achieve this the role requires:

  • Working in client vineyards to undertake key activities throughout the year including scouting for disease, pests, nutrient deficiencies, phenology, and general vineyard health and performance; tractor work e.g. mowing, cultivating, spraying, trimming; training & supervision of vineyard operatives during manual work e.g. shoot selection, pruning, harvesting.
  • Record keeping and reporting details of vineyard activities and management requirements to the Vineyard Manager.
  • Working closely with the Vineyard Manager to design timely, budget conscious and environmentally sustainable vineyard work programs.
  • Engagement with and support of clients through regular vineyard updates.

As well as the core requirements the right candidate will be expected to undertake other ad-hoc work and engage fully with other business activities to support business growth.

Skill and qualification requirements: 

  • Minimum 3-years cool-climate vineyard work.
  • A formal viticulture qualification.
  • Personable, passionate, confident and a desire to learn and advance.
  • Excellent communication skills with both clients and staff.
  • A strong work ethic and willingness to travel.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Full clean driver's license.
  • Competent tractor operator, including spraying (PA1,2 & 3 licenses preferable) 
  • Eligible to work in the UK.

An attractive salary and benefits is offered for this exciting role. The Vineyard Technician will be mentored by the Vineyard Manager with the aim of skill development and progression within Veraison.

How To Apply

To apply for the post please send an email with your CV and a covering letter setting out why you would be suitable for this position. Closing date 15th November 2021.

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