Groundsman (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  La Mare Estate (

  St Mary, Jersey, England

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 Groundsman reports directly to the Production Manager.  The Groundsman 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. 

Key Responsibilites

1       Seasonal scheduling of viticultural / arboricultural jobs. Deliver these tasks in a timely manner in relation to the weather. Monitor for disease and act accordingly. Maintain weed control and vine/ tree nutrition. Maintain boundaries and comply with property branchage requirements.


2       Evaluate seasonal crop and grounds on a regular basis to ensure that La Mare’s quality standards and expectations are consistently maintained.


3       Ensure that high standards of work practice plus adherence to all health and safety policies are maintained in all external areas at all times.


4 Maintain equipment, service equipment and be adaptable to repair anything relating to grounds and boundaries.


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