Vineyard Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Langham Wine Estate (

  DT2 7NG, England

We are seeking a hands-on, passionate and experienced candidate who is dedicated to producing the highest quality fruit that will report directly to the owner. Ideally the candidate will have experience in all aspects of vineyard management, good communication skills and work well as part of a team. The candidate will have to have a practical ability in all aspects with experience in tractor driving, machinery operation and the maintenance of the equipment. A tertiary viticulture qualification plus pesticide spraying certificates are highly desirable.


  • Day to day management of 12 hectare vineyard
  • Machinery operations: spraying, leaf trimming and stripping, topping and shoot binding
  • Winter pruning, bud rubbing and general canopy management
  • Disease monitoring and control
  • Soil and weed management using an ecologically considerate approach
  • Vine nutrition
  • Monitoring yields and fruit ripeness
  • Manage vineyard health and safety requirements
  • Record keeping – spray records, weather data, labour
  • Routine machinery maintenance
  • Management of contract staff when required
  • Helping with winemaking tasks when time allows
  • Representation of the estate both on and off site

Personal Attributes

  • Passionate about cool climate viticulture
  • Flexibility with working hours, willing to work overtime when required
  • Organised and efficient with attention to detail
  • Able to act as a brand ambassador and communicate our passion for English wines
  • Strong team player


  • Previous experience of a professional vineyard management role
  • Tertiary qualification in viticulture or relevant discipline
  • PA1 and PA3 spray certificates highly desirable
  • Full, clean UK driving license and trailer licence desirable
  • Computer literate with good Microsoft Office skills
  • Forklift qualification preferred
  • Sales and customer service experience would also be beneficial

This is a permanent, full-time position beginning with a 6 month probationary period


Salary: circa £30k, per annum depending on experience with company pension and the option of accommodation as part of the package of remuneration

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