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Newly Qualified Vineyard Manager - Kent

De Lacy Executive
South East England
Competitive salary package + bonus scheme
Closing date
10 Apr 2024

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If you've recently obtained a viticultural management qualification or you're searching for the next step up into becoming a Vineyard Manager, this is an opportunity to join a market-disrupting UK wine industry innovator.

As Vineyard Manager, you'll use your track record of delivering high-yield grape production to achieve business objectives and disrupt UK and international markets. 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 your day-to-day will look like: 

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

What you will have: 

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

What you can expect: 

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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