Job Status: Filled

Vineyard Operator (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Exton Park Vineyard (

  Exton, Southampton, England

Vineyard Operator

Exton Park Vineyard is a 60-acre vineyard overlooking the Meon valley in East 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 out 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 Sustainable  vineyard.

Key Responsibilities

  • Tractor driving (experience preferred). 
  • All relevant PA1-3 spray qualifications would be a huge bonus. although training will be given to the right candidate.
  • Tractor operations: mowing, leaf trimming, leaf removal, air assisted spraying, boom sprays, and mulching, organisation of our machinery and equipment.
  • Site maintenance: headlands, borders, work within wildflower areas. Vineyard trellis repairs/maintenance. Strimming work. General estate maintenance.
  • Some evening/night work will be required if there is a frost season in spring and at harvest time in the autumn.
  • Vineyard Work – pruning, tying down, bud rub, canopy management,
  • Harvest – tractor and trailer work, supervising extra staff.
  • Record Keeping – stock control, vineyard data collection. 

Candidate needs

  • Full right to work in the UK.
  • Good English, verbal and written communication skills. Some computer skills may be required.
  • Positive attitude and a strong work ethic.
  • Full driving license mandatory.
  • Forklift licence would be favourable.
  • Competitive salary depending on experience.

We are seeking a hands-on candidate that is happy to work by themselves but also with a team. A vast percentage of the time the job will be outside, all year round. We are a relatively small team at Exon Park. There will be times where we will be helping the winery, bottling, disgorgement, and labelling.

Please send cover letter and your CV to [email protected]


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