Vineyard Assistant (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Southern England Wines (UK) Ltd

  Petworth, West Sussex, England


A new and rapidly expanding group of wine estates based in Sussex is seeking a vineyard assistant in 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


Compensation & Benefits:
• 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

How To Apply

Please send applications including a brief cover letter and CV/and/or details of work experience to Sue Hashemi at

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