Perdeberg Group: Viticulturist

   
Paarl  

Located in Agter-Paarl in the heart of the Boland, Perdeberg is situated in one of the finest wine-growing regions of the Cape.  Perdeberg produces a wide range of premium quality wines and has a well-established local and international client base.  Perdeberg is renowned for its innovation, dedication to excellence and multi-award winning wine portfolio. 

Perdeberg is seeking to appoint the services of a Viticulturist with extensive experience in the wine industry.  The ideal candidate will be client focused, with excellent interpersonal skills and specialist knowledge of viticulture practices.            

Main function

To optimise the cultivation of/ and product from grapevines, by providing technical support and guidance to Perdeberg grape suppliers, in order to ensure a sustainable supply of top quality grapes for wine production. 

Key areas of responsibility

  • Sourcing suitable grape suppliers in line with the company’s production capacity and growth requirements.
  • Technical support and guidance to grape suppliers on best cultivation and sustainability practices.
  • Quality control throughout the process from planting to harvesting.
  • Evaluation and grading of vineyard blocks to brand and cultivar requirements and quality levels.
  • Monitor quality and ripeness of grapes for harvest readiness, and schedule and coordinate harvest intake.
  • Coordinate and compile harvest projections
  • Determine, implement and monitor sustainable vineyard yield plan.
  • Manage and monitor the Group’s sustainability code compliance
  • Maintain technical data records and administer related systems.
  • Maintain healthy relationships with producers through regular communication and excellent support levels.

Minimum requirements

  1. Recognised 3-year Viticulture & Oenology related qualification
  2. 5-years of experience as Viticulturist supporting multiple producers
  3. Must be able to work flexible working hours in line with wine production requirements.
  4. Computer literacy and Excel proficiency

Key Competencies

  • Broad specialist knowledge of Viticulture principles and practices
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Professional confidence and independence
  • Team collaboration
  • Quality and detail orientation
  • Networking and relating
  • Strategic and innovative thinking

Rewards offered

  • Competitive remuneration package, including profit based performance incentives.
  • Suitable company vehicle
  • Modern facilities in a beautiful country location
  • Creative and collaborative working environment
  • Opportunities for career development

Applications

Send CV and copy of ID to recruitment@perdeberg.co.za by 20 June 2018. Should no feedback be received within two weeks after the closing date, please accept that the application was unsuccessful.