Senior Viticulturist UK (Visa Available)

Sussex, UK

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Company: Vinescapes Ltd

Type:Permanent

Uploaded: 16 November 2022

Closes: 16 December 2022

The Company

Vinescapes is highly-regarded as the UK’s leading vineyard and winery consultancy. We work with prospective, new and established wine producers to achieve outstanding wine quality and successful grape and wine production business ventures. We are a small, fun and professional team with a shared passion for grapes and wine. 

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a professional Viticulturist to join as a core member of our team and provide expertise to leading UK vineyards. The role is varied and dynamic and there are opportunities for the right candidate to further develop their skills, knowledge and viticulture career with us. This is a privileged, multi-faceted role for an experienced Viticulturist to significantly contribute to the growth of successful vineyard and wine production ventures, and to deliver high-quality and high-skilled client services.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Working with our Vineyard Director to oversee multiple vineyard sites
  • Vineyard scoping, technical feasibility studies and project management
  • Providing consultancy to improve vineyard performance
  • Supporting clients with mentoring and training
  • Supporting clients with vineyard forecasting and budgeting
  • Continually improving clients’ vineyard sustainability, both environmentally and financially through strong management techniques
  • Providing input to viticulture related research projects 

Applicant skills and qualifications

We are seeking an energetic and passionate candidate who demonstrates significant scientific and practical viticulture expertise and has strong planning, communication, and interpersonal skills. This role demands a high degree of flexibility, motivation, professionalism, and dedication. It is designed for a person who truly wants to add value and understands the importance of credibility, reliability, and high-end service provision. 

  • Viticulture degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 5-years cool climate vineyard experience as a viticulturist or other senior position
  • Personable, confident and a comfortable public speaker
  • Passionate, pro-active and independent
  • Full clean driver's license
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft/Google and vineyard management apps.
  • UK Worker Visa Available 

Location

Cira 80% working at client vineyards which we aim to group by region, thus limiting travel time. We have vineyards in every county across the South of England and occasionally internationally. The remainder is office based in Dorking, Surrey. 

Reporting to - Managing Director 

Salary

This is a more demanding position than a single site or single owner viticulture role and an attractive employment package reflects this. 

To Apply

Please forward a copy of your CV and a covering letter to: Paula@vinescapes.com 

 

Only people eligible to work in this country should apply for this position. Please provide evidence of your work visa or citizenship.

  • For information about the UK wine industry, visit the UK Vineyards Association website: www.ukva.org.uk

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