Job Status: Filled

Farmer / Vineyard Worker - Selden Farm (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Selden Farm

  Patching, West Sussex, England

Selden Farm is a small, family-owned farm of 65 acres in the South Downs National Park at Patching, West Sussex, 4 miles from the sea and includes grazing and woodland and we would like to develop a diverse income stream from our vineyard, crops, livestock as well as camping, etc.

We have recently planted 10 acres of vines and aim to establish primarily an English quality red, still wine and to sell small batches which will include both still and sparkling.

We are looking for a permanent, full time, hard working, farmer or farm & vineyard key worker to initially develop and to take full control of our farming and vineyard business and are offering a competitive salary commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

Role and responsibilities: 

  • Day to day running of the 4 ha vineyard, primarily Pinot Noir.
  • Carry out all year-round vineyard activities including pruning, canopy management, mowing, cover crop and soil cultivation and regeneration, frost protection, weed control, spraying, crop monitoring, harvesting and liaising with our viticulturist consultants and general estate management activities
  • Developing an organic market garden
  • Helping to transform the small farm into a diversified mixed farm.

Skills required: 

  • General farm experience
  • Experience in another vineyard of similar size and, preferably, a qualification in viticulture (though not essential)
  • Have good tractor operator experience and spraying qualifications (PA1 and PA3, as a minimum). Ideally, also familiarity with use of a forklift as well (training courses can be provided)
  • Familiarity with spread sheets and ability to keep farm and vineyard records
  • Flexible with working hours particularly during busy periods such as Harvest
  • Ability occasionally to lead tours to guests would be an advantage
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work 

Please note Selden Farm is set in a rural location so the ability to drive and your own car is essential.

 Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site gym


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

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