Farm Manager / Viticulturist


Our client, RiverGold Wine Estate, a wine and fruit producer situated in the Southern Robertson Valley, Bonnievale is seeking a suitable individual as their Farm Manager/Viticulturist. This position reports to the Managing Director.

 The purpose of the position is to manage the Estate; the production of fruit by using best farming practices; grow wine grapes of exceptional quality on the farm, and; provide a seamless interface between vineyard and wineries to produce wines of highest calibre and distinction. The incumbent will further coordinate and monitor vineyard, plum and apricot activities to ensure timely and accurate cultural practices.

 Main responsibilities: 

  • Farm, vineyard and fruit management
  • Production, orchard management and new development
  • Planning of production improvement activities
  • Administration
  • Maintenance and management of infrastructure and buildings
  • Staff Management
  • Quality control
  • Training and development
  • Maintenance of the estate gardens
  • Other general tasks as required  


  • Sc Agric (Viticulture & Oenology) or B. Agric
  • At least 10 year’s relevant production management experience
  • Human Resource experience
  • Ability to strategize, work independently and take initiative
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills
  • Creative with a strong work ethic
  • Detail focused
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Computer literacy (MS Office)  

Please ENSURE that your application includes the following: 

  • a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (MS Word format), inclusive of contact and email information
  • a covering letter motivating the application
  • an indication of current and expected remuneration
  • availability
  • contactable referees 

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please accept that your application was not successful. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.