Vineyard Technical Officer - Sparkling Wine (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time


  West Sussex, England

My client is a family owned award winning Sparkling Wine company, who are expanding. They are an established company and unique in many ways.

They are looking for a Vineyard Technical Officer to join their team. You will assist in the collection and dissection of all technical aspects across vineyard sites. Assist the Vineyard manager in the management of all aspects of vineyard production and ensure the highest quality grapes for sparkling wine. You will also assist in the education and training of all staff in best practice of vineyard management.

The Role

  • Responsible for collection of technical data and analysis across sites, including soil samples, plant tissue analysis, insect traps, water testing, and wood health.
  • Collect, collate and report on predicted yield at pre-flowering, bunch closure and beginning of veraison.
  • Maintain and improve reporting systems
  • Educate supervisors and staff on best practise when collecting and sampling.
  • Liaise with chemical suppliers, research bodies and winemakers
  • Responsible for the Pest & Disease monitoring across sites
  • Assist in the reporting of databases and quality control systems, including spraying diary, disease monitoring and key phrenological dates
  • Assist in the monitoring of vineyard operations
  • Assist in the calibration and setup of equipment


  • Strong discipline in planning and organisational skills
  • Tertiary education in agriculture/horticulture/viticulture
  • Knowledge of pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers and their safe handling/application
  • Prior experience in the general operations of a vineyard & vineyard machinery, equipment & procedures
  • Prior experience in managing admin, reporting and compliance requirements
  • Ability to supervise, train and direct others with a strong appreciation of OH&S standards
  • At least 2 years’ experience on a vineyard
  • Clean and valid driving license
  • Flexible in approach to working hours
  • Experienced with Microsoft office suite
  • Health and safety training and PA1, 2, & 3 Sprayer qualifications
  • Honest, direct and positive outlook

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