Farm Manager - Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate

Thursday, 14 March, 2019
Trudy Dempsey     +27825602645

morgenster wine & olive estate, a thriving olive and wine farm dating back to 1711, producing internationally acclaimed bordeaux-style wines and extra virgin olive oil of astounding quality is looking to appoint a farm manager to their team.

this is a challenging and exciting opportunity for a hardy young farm manager. the ideal candidate is a good communicator with outstanding personnel, planning and managerial skills.


the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • the day-to-day management of both vineyards and olive groves
  • planning of harvest activities
  • layout of annual vineyard & olive programs and
  • all personnel related matters of farm workers
  • general maintenance of the irrigation, dams, pump stations etc.
  • annual budget of expenses and capital requirements
  • ad hoc duties


we are looking for someone with the following experience:

  • experience in vineyard farming – total process ie. planting through to harvest and annual activities
  • experience of managing different teams
  • experience in managing health & safety requirements
  • budgeting and cost control experience



  • very hands on, work alongside the teams and lead by example
  • strong training and coaching skills
  • fluent in english and afrikaans
  • organised and structured approach
  • understanding of cost controls that ensure we get best value from suppliers
  • sensitive to cultural requirements and happy to adapt own behaviour to get the best out of the team
  • energy and passion
  • excellent observation skills/ attention to detail
  • resourceful attitude (able to manage emergencies)
  • team player – willing to go the extra mile


applicants must have a degree or diploma in viticulture


the package is negotiable




only applicants who provide full details relating to availability, remuneration requirements and experience will be considered