Vineyard Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Kin Vineyards

  West Chiltington, West Sussex, England

Kin Vineyards is a family business, headed by a third generation, connected to a current wider farm employing around 50 staff, full and part time.

The 25 acres of vines have all been planted since 2017, over two sites, based 4 miles apart. West Chiltington and Brooks green.

Our first vintage will be 2019, therefore any employment will allow an individual to grow with the vineyards 'From the ground up'. 

Wine cellar door, cafe and winery builds in the near future. With planning permissions pending.

 

Vineyard Managers responsibilities 

- Working with the owner, managing a team of 3-6 people all year round (plus seasonal staff).

-Manual viticulture practices, we keep as much work in house, so keeping vineyards and surrounding areas in check. (winter pruning, canopy management)

- Machinery operations, mowing, trimming, cultivation, spraying. (All equipment and training will be provided)

- Off season, trellising installation, repairs.

 

Requirements

-Full driver’s license

-Full right to work in UK

-Tractor and machinery experience (operating and maintenance)

- Safe use of pesticide certificates (PA1, PA3, PA6) preferable but not essential.

 

Attributes

-Willingness to work outdoors in all weathers and seasons.

- Versatility, flexibility and commitment to enhance the vineyards to produce exceptional fruit and maintain health.

-A desire to be involved in all aspects of the wine production business, and learn and educate themselves in all aspects of viticulture.

-English speaking (preferable), to be able to attend lectures and courses based in English. Furthermore to be able to liase with the  owner and external suppliers.

 

Hours

8.30am - 5.00 pm, 5 days a week – (full time position)

Weekend work available.

Any candidate must understand that flexible working hours at particular times of the year is essential. (Harvest, frost etc)

Pay

£8.30 – £10.00  per hour/ 17K - 21K per annum.

(Pay reviewed annually), based on experience and performance.

 

All applicants welcome.

 

 

How To Apply

Or send a CV to

kinvineyard@outlook.com

or message to Joe - 07899907603 for a call back.

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