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

Full Time

  La Mare Wine Estate (

  Jersey, Channel Islands, England


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

Reports to:                 Production Manager, Winemaker, Distiller



La Mare Wine Estate and Distillery is a unique venue situated in the beautiful Jersey countryside, comprising a working estate of vineyards, orchards and beautiful grounds.  Established in 1972, La Mare has grown from a small vineyard into a busy tourism attraction, wedding and corporate venue as well as producing a range of local products.  Set in the peaceful grounds of a traditional 18th century granite farmhouse, La Mare Wine Estate is a working 25 acre domain, committed to creating the very best wines, ciders and spirits, along with hand-made preserves, fudge, chocolates and Jersey Black Butter, produced within the Genuine Jersey range.


The estate itself is a fascinating combination of history and tradition.  Comprising of historic buildings and beautiful gardens;  6 acres of vineyards and 9 acres of orchards; function rooms, a winery, distillery and estate kitchens which produce genuine jersey produce.  The Estate offers the highest quality Weddings, Corporate Events, Tours and Tastings and produces a range of delicious products all made on the Estate.  In addition to the main Estate, the company also has two retail outlets situated in King Street, and a joint venture with Jersey Pottery at the Airport selling products from the Estate range.


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%     


 Job Purpose: The Role

The Vineyard / orchard manager reports directly to the Production Manager.  The Vineyard / orchard manager is responsible for all aspects of vineyard, orchard and associated grounds management.  The individual will also assist with the wine and spirits production and other areas of the business in terms of duties as and when required during peak production times, events on and off site and absence and also during the off season. 


This role will be responsible for seasonal 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.

A full JD is available on our website 



Good Salary, low tax jurisdiction, onsite accommodation available if required and high quality safe Island lifestyle.

How To Apply

Please apply online via the careers page of our website

Call the Daniel (Production Manager / Winemaker) directly on 00447797851039 if you wish to have an informal chat about the post.

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