Assistant Vineyard Manager

  • Company: Montgomery Vineyard
  • Closing Date: 25-06-2021
  • Location: Montgomery Wales
  • Salary: DOE
  • Contact Email: Woody@montgomeryvineyard.co.Uk

Description

Montgomery Vineyard 

Assistant Vineyard Manager role

 

You will work with the vineyard manager on the day to day running of the vineyard

• A key element of the role will involve driving a tractor, including mowing, spraying, vine trimming and cultivating, as well as maintenance of the tractor and associated equipment

• Tasks will also include working with the team on the manual operations required throughout the vine growing season, including pruning, bud rubbing, wire lifting and harvesting the grapes

• There may also be involvement in some public events that are held at the vineyard

 

Duties of the viticulturist include monitoring and controlling pests and diseases, fertilising, irrigation, canopy management, monitoring fruit development and characteristics, harvest decisions, and vine pruning during the winter months.

 

Viticulturists are often intimately involved with winemakers, because vineyard management and the resulting grape characteristics provide the basis from which winemaking can begin.

 

The successful candidate will gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of viticulture from the experienced team at Montgomery Vineyard

• You will work with the vineyard manager and assistant vineyard manager on the day to day running of the vineyard

• A key element of the role will involve driving a tractor, including mowing, spraying, vine trimming and cultivating, as well as maintenance of the tractor and associated equipment

• Tasks will also include working with the team on the manual operations required throughout the vine growing season, including pruning, bud rubbing, wire lifting and harvesting the grapes

• There may also be involvement in some public events that are held at the vineyard

 

Duties of the viticulturist include monitoring and controlling pests and diseases, fertilising, irrigation, canopy management, monitoring fruit development and characteristics, harvest decisions, and vine pruning during the winter months.

 

Viticulturists are often intimately involved with winemakers, because vineyard management and the resulting grape characteristics provide the basis from which winemaking can begin.

 

The role requires self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and as a team player to complete tasks safely and efficiently. A lot of time is spent outdoors in all weathers, so resilience and drive are imperative to be successful.

 

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Requirements and prospects

 

Desired skills

 

Whilst not essential,

• Some knowledge in applied mechanics and ideally experience of driving a tractor driving is desirable

• Any knowledge of horticulture and/or experience of working on a farm would also be of value

 

Personal qualities

• You will be enthusiastic, energetic and a team player

• You will also be passionate about working outside, and enthusiastic about learning how to manage a vineyard

• A friendly and approachable person, you will feel happy working with others or independently

• You will be a strong self-motivator with the drive to work hard

• Vineyard work requires endurance and a certain level of fitness as tasks can take weeks and need to be completed regardless of the weather

 

Desired qualifications

 

English and maths GCSE's or equivalents.

 

Future prospects

 

There is the possibility of a Vineyard Manager role at the end of their apprenticeship.

 

About the employer

 

Montgomery Vineyard is situated in the Montgomeryshire hillsides in Powys, Mid Wales and is the most dynamic Welsh vineyard in the UK. It is a family run vineyard, managed by a small team of dedicated individuals who have a passion for viticulture and Welsh wine. Currently there are 5 acres of vines producing around 10,000 bottles of quality sparkling and still wines each year. A further 3 acres are being planted next May.

 

Employer

 

MONTGOMERY VINEYARD LIMITED

 

www.montgomeryvineyard.co.uk

 

Address

 

Montgomery Vineyard

 

Montgomery

 

Powys

 

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