Farm Manager

morgenster wine and olive estate is looking to appoint a farm manager.
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