Asst Vineyard Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Westwell Wine Estates (

  Kent, England

The Role 

Working with the Vineyard Manager, you will be involved in all aspects of the annual viticulture programme. The role can be physically demanding and a certain level of fitness is required alongside the ability to work in all weather conditions.

The Person

The successful applicant should demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative or effectively as part of a team and be motivated to improve viticultural practices across the vineyard.

Skills Required

Good knowledge of the annual growth cycle within a vineyard.

Experience of all vineyard operations: pruning, tying down, shoot removal, canopy management, picking, cultivating, mowing, bud rubbing and managing a spray programme.

A competent level of tractor driving including the use of rear mounted spraying and mowing equipment.

All relevant PA1-3 spray qualifications although training will be given to the right candidate.

Full right to work in the UK.

UK Drivers Licence (Towing licence would also be preferable)

Excellent (English) verbal and written communication skills. Some computer skills may be required.

Positive attitude and a strong work ethic.

Happy to work long hours, including weekends and evenings when required and especially during harvest.

Ability to lift up to 20Kgs regularly.

About Westwell

Westwell is a single estate vineyard producing handcrafted premium sparkling and still wines from grapes grown on our 40 acre vineyard. Our philosophy is simple: plant well, respect the soil and make great, honest wines from brilliant fruit. 

We have a lot of plans for the future and we’re really only just starting on our journey, we’d love you to join us.

Competitive salary based on experience.

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