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Vineyard Manager - South East England

De Lacy Executive
South East England
Competitive salary package + bonus scheme
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

Job Details

As an experienced vineyard manager, play a key role as part of a leading producer of classic English wines as they continue to disrupt domestic and international markets. If you already share our client's vision for a future of sustainable winemaking, we'll be interested to hear from you.

Our client holds a clear vision to establish themselves as a global leader in organic wine production. Above all else, their passion is for creating wine of the highest quality.

As Vineyard Manager, you will manage the planning, setup and maintenance of the vineyard's operations.

You will work alongside the Conservation Manager to ensure that the business remains at the pinnacle of sustainable wine production while utilising the latest technology to optimise yields and ensure the brand competes on price.

What the role will involve:

  • Maintain grape production data, crop estimates and vine maintenance
  • Develop grape supply strategy
  • Ensure optimum quality and grape variety characteristics
  • Work in partnership with growers, winemakers and consultants to achieve high grape supply
  • Select and manage seasonal labour
  • Manage and organise harvest
  • Ensure compliance to regulatory standards
  • Establish and implement vineyard procedures, training and safety initiatives


  • Degree in viticulture or equivalent preferred
  • Experience of management within a vineyard operation
  • Strong organisational and logistical skills
  • People management and good interpersonal skills
  • Organic farming experience is desirable
  • Commercial acumen

What you will receive:

  • Competitive salary package + bonus scheme
  • Robust training and professional development opportunities
  • Being part of a growing business disrupting the UK market
  • 25 days annual leave (pro-rata)
  • Generous staff discount

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:

Company info
01885 483440
Suite 7
Malvern Gate
Bromwich Road

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