Vineyard Manager - 0

Friday, 29 May, 2020
Fiona Hewitt    
Franschhoek  

Job Description:

Our ultra-premium wine company is searching for a Vineyard Manager to provide leadership for vineyard operations in South Africa. This position will ensure that all vineyard work and operational objectives set by senior management are completed on time and within budgetary guidelines.

The Vineyard Manager will provide direction and leadership for a variety of vineyard responsibilities included, but not limited to the following:

•  Supervise and evaluate work performed by vineyard employees and FLC
•  Irrigation management
•  Plant nutrition
•  Soil and plant tissue analysis
•  Safety programs
•  Frost control
•  Field monitoring
•  Integrated pest management programs
•  Calibrate equipment and check application rates
•  Regulatory compliance
•  Sustainability programs
•  Coordinate harvest
•  All other tasks assigned

Qualifications:

•  B.S. in Viticulture or related field
•  5 years’ experience in vineyard management or related position is required
•  Must demonstrate proven leadership capabilities
•  Must have knowledge of equipment and understand farming systems
•  Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills
•  PCA license is preferred, but not required
•  Bilingual is preferred, but not required
•  Must have a clean driving record and a valid drivers’ license


A competitive compensation package is available which includes an enhanced vacation allowance, Group Benefits and a 7% matched Pension Plan. Interested applicants should send CV with references to: jeanette.o.williamson@gmail.com or jeanette.wiliamson@mlfwines.com