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Accomplished Vineyard Manager - West Sussex

De Lacy Executive
West Sussex
Market leading basic salary to reflect skills/experience + bonus structure
Closing date
17 Jun 2022

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Are you a seasoned vineyard manager aspiring to lead growing operations for a premium UK heritage brand? Do you possess a desire to be 'hands-on' and involved in all aspects of the grape growing business? If so, we'd be interested to hear from you.

Our client, a prominent producer growing traditional champagne varietals, is seeking an experienced Vineyard Manager to run their 8 hectare site. With 1 hectare currently producing fruit and 7 hectares planted in 2018 and 2019, you will nurture the vineyard back to it's full potential.

Situated on a scenic private estate in an AONB, the vineyard has potential to produce 4000 kg of grapes per hectare.

What your day-to-day will look like:

  • Oversee weed/disease control
  • Monitoring and maximising yields
  • Maintain and utilise crop production data
  • Undertake quality assurance
  • Machinery operations and maintenance
  • Recruit and manage seasonal staff
  • Maintenance work on the wider estate (during off season)
  • Managing administrative side of the operation
  • Liaise with owners, winemakers, suppliers and buyers

What you will possess:

  • Full driving licence
  • Tractor and machinery experience
  • PA1/PA3/PA6 (desirable)
  • Personal licence holder for alcohol (desirable)
  • A practical, hands on approach
  • Good organisational skills
  • A clear work ethic and integrity
  • Ability to build relationships

What you can expect:

  • Highly competitive basic salary to do justice to skill/experience level
  • Robust performance bonus structure
  • 25 days annual leave

To apply:

For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call Jon Handley on: Office 01885 485522 or e-mail your CV and covering letter to

De Lacy Executive will upload your CV to our database and retain some data about you in order to process your application. More information about our processing activities can be found at Please be assured that all contact is treated in complete confidence and your details will not be passed to a third party without your prior permission.


De Lacy Executive is the professional Agri-Business recruitment consultancy.

Since 2000 we have been recruiting within the agriculture, horticulture, fruit, fresh produce, primary food and other rural sectors in the UK and Internationally. We arguably have the largest database of candidates and regular employer clients.

In this period we have been privileged to help countless companies and jobseekers to achieve their employment goals.

We engage at all levels from trainee through to senior executive and in disciplines from production to technical and commercial.

Our team of nine is friendly, knowledgeable and experienced. We welcome your enquiries and offer our very best advice and service whatever the employment situation.

Most of us are agriculturalists by upbringing and education and have experience of working in the sector we serve before entering the recruitment industry.  We are well trained in recruitment practice and De Lacy Executive is the only Agricultural Recruitment business to be Approved by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation which promotes high standards within the recruitment industry.

We maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and are registered and conform to the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

 “Integrity, Knowledge and Confidentiality”.

We look forward to hearing from you.

De Lacy Executive Ltd. Suite 7, Malvern Gate, Bromwich Road, Worcester WR2 4BN

Tel: 01885 483440. E mail:

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01885 483440
Suite 7
Malvern Gate
Bromwich Road
United Kingdom
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