Vineyard & Orchard Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  La Mare Wine Estate & Distillery (http://www.lamarewineestate.com)

  Jersey, Channel Islands., England

 

Job Title:                     Vineyard / Orchard Manager, La Mare Wine Estate

Reports to:                 Production Manager, Winemaker, Distiller

Introduction

La Mare Wine Estate and Distillery is a unique venue situated in the beautiful Jersey countryside,  Established in 1972, the estate is a working 25 acre domain, committed to creating the very best wines, ciders and spirits

The key Benefits -

This is a unique role within a dynamic business which offers the benefit of working mainly a five day week with consecutive days off and a six day working week during peak times, if required.

Attractive salary with onsite accommodation available if required. 

This role offers the opportunity to develop your skills across several areas and as a guide the role is approximately based on the following percentage of time spent in each area -  Vineyards 40%, Orchards 30%, Winery / Cellar 15%, Other 15%  

1.Job Purpose: The Role

This role will be responsible for maintenance of the vineyards and orchards to produce a sustainable quality crop of wine grapes and cider apples. This will include annual pruning, canopy management, trellis instillation and maintenance. Spraying (with associated qualifications. PA1 PA6), mowing, flailing and use of tractors, forklifts and agricultural equipment. Harvesting of the crop and processing using presses. Liaising with contractors and suppliers. Providing maintenance for equipment. Precise record keeping in regard to spraying and associated production duties. Compliance with company green policy, and work practice. Grounds and boundary management and maintenance.

 The Vineyard / Orchard manager will work closely with the Production Manager to ensure the delivery of the best possible raw material for beverage production. To maintain and develop the property and grounds within the remit to the highest standard.

2.         Skills – Knowledge – Experience

2.1       Demonstrates an ability to produce a high volume of work in a     timely manner, which is accurate, complete and of a high       quality standard

2.2       Spraying certificate PA1 PA6

2.3       Forklift license (counter balance / Lift truck)

2.4       Drive and energy to lead and manage a small harvest team and keep them on board and working to team standards.

2.5       Cross-functional working skills with the emphasis on agricultural machinery and grounds equipment light engineering and maintenance.

2.6       A creative and open-minded approach to problem solving.

2.7       Have previous agricultural experience in relation to producing and harvesting a seasonal crop or experience with related agricultural, horticultural, landscaping/gardening industries

 

Attractive salary with onsite accommodation available if required.

How To Apply

Please apply by email or write to -
Daniel DeCarteret
Production Manager / Winemaker / Distiller
La Mare Wine Estate
St Mary
Jersey
JE33BA

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