Farm Manager - Hemel & Aarde Valley (Hermanus)

Wednesday, 17 January, 2024
anonymous    
Overberg  

OVERVIEW

  • 60 ha farm in the Upper Hemel & Aarde valley (Hermanus). 12,5 ha planted to wine grapes.
  • Produces high quality cool climate grapes sold to premium-end wineries in the Hemel & Aarde valley, Elgin and Stellenbosch.
  • The owners have managed the farm full-time for 11 years, but now wish to appoint a farm manager to take full responsibility for managing the farm.
  • The manager will report directly to the owners.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Manage all farm activities and programmes throughout the full year cycle, including pruning, canopy management, crop control, vineyard establishment and replacement, spray programmes, irrigation, managing harvests, and post-harvest activities.
  • Management of basic operating costs budget.
  • Knowledge and basic maintenance of farming equipment, maintenance of dams, roads and other infrastructure.
  • Control alien plant clearing and manage fire prevention measures.
  • Manage and develop the small permanent vineyard team.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Relevant tertiary qualification.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Computer skills proficiency.
  • Valid driver’s licence.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A proactive, results-orientated work ethic, good leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Practical hands-on approach.
  • Proficiency in English and Afrikaans.
  • Own transport.

PACKAGE

  • Comfortable private house on the farm, including electricity, water and wifi.
  • Salary commensurate with relevant experience.

Interested candidates should forward their CVs.