Job Status: Filled

Assistant to Vineyard Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Exton Park Vineyard LLP (http://www.extonparkvineyard.com)

  Exton, Southampton, England

Exton Park Vineyard is a 60-acre vineyard near Bishops Waltham in Hampshire. We grow Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier for sparkling wine production. We have an onsite winery where we process all our own grapes. The vineyard is mechanised sufficiently to allow for a small team of 3 people in total to work the vineyard, with seasonal staff helping us for the big hands-on jobs. The vineyard team works closely with the winery to ensure the grapes that are grown are up to standard for our wine. The candidate will be asked to contribute to ideas of day-to-day processes. This is an exciting opportunity for the correct candidate to join a forward-thinking vineyard team.

We are seeking a hands-on candidate that is happy to work by themselves but also with a team. The role can be physically demanding with the majority of the work taking place outdoors and operating equipment in the vineyard.

Key Responsibilities

· Tractor operations: mowing, leaf trimming, leaf removal, air assisted spraying, boom sprays, and mulching, organisation of our machinery and equipment.

· PA1,2,3 spray qualifications would be a bonus. although training will be given to the right candidate.

· Site maintenance: headlands, borders, work within wildflower areas. Vineyard trellis repairs/maintenance. Strimming work. General estate maintenance.

· Some evening/night work will be required during the busy times of the year.

· Vineyard Work – pruning, tying down, bud rub, canopy management,

· Full right to work in the UK.

· Some computer skills may be required.

· Positive attitude and a strong work ethic.

· Full driving licence.

· Forklift licence would be favourable.

· Competitive salary depending on experience.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


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