Job Status: Filled

Vineyard Assistant (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Roebuck Estates (

  Nr Petworth, England

Southern England Wines own a collection of vineyard estates in exceptional locations in Sussex.  We are a new and rapidly expanding company committed to producing high-quality English sparkling wines.  Our dedication and passion for creating the very best wine starts in the vineyard and is carried through every stage in the winemaking process.  Our award-winning Roebuck Estates wines recently picked up several prestigious trophies in the WineGB Awards. 

We are seeking a full-time Vineyard Assistant near Petworth, West Sussex.  They will work closely with both the management team and sub-contracted vineyard teams to achieve healthy vines, tidy vineyards and a high-quality crop.  Training and support will be offered. 

Vineyard Assistant job description:

  • All aspects of viticultural work in and around the vineyard sites.
  • Tractor driving with assorted mechanical equipment and (where qualified) spraying of vines
  • Supervision of contract labour, pruning, tying down, bud rubbing, leaf stripping, crop thinning, harvesting and much more (full training will be provided)
  • Crop estimates, bunch counting, yield estimation
  • Other tasks around the vineyard where necessary i.e. strimming, trellis repairs

The role will be based within reasonable proximity of Petworth and, during busy periods will require a flexible approach to working hours.  This is a full-time role.

Essential Requirements:
  • Full drivers’ license
  • Full right to work in the UK
  • Tractor driving experience
  • Resilience to working outside in changeable conditions throughout the year
  • Proactive and positive mindset
 Additional Preferred Requirements (not essential):
  • Spraying licences PA1, PA2 and PA3

Salary range offered between £17k p/a and £21k+ p/a (or equivalent hourly rates) dependent upon relevant experience

• Generous holiday allowances
• Pension scheme
• Private Healthcare
• Discretionary bonus scheme
• All PPE (personal protective equipment) provided

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