Vineyard Worker

Corbenic Camphill Community Garden Workshop Assistant – New vacancy: 6 month fixed term
14th July 2021
Stroud Community Agriculture Farm Worker (fixed term)
9th August 2021

Shire Farm is an innovative, ecological vineyard situated on a 200-acre organically and biodynamically certified property in Lincolnshire. Our vineyard was planted in the spring of 2014, with a total of 7000 vines planted, covering approximately 5 acres south-facing; Seyval Blanc, Solaris, Pheonix and Rondo.

In this position, you will plan and complete a range of vineyard management tasks as well as oversee the planting and care of vines and soil.

Role responsibilities;

  • Management of growth, production and planting in the existing vineyard
  • Pruning
  • Spraying
  • Canopy management
  • Inter-row cultivation
  • Harvesting
  • Biodynamic preparations of tisanes (ideally)

 

You will have;

  • Experience in Viticulture operations of an established Vineyard – UK or elsewhere in the world.
  • Degree in Viticulture or equivalent preferable
  • Organisational, logistical skills essential
  • Biodynamic and/or Organic farming experience would be good not essential
  • Extensive knowledge of fungal disease control including the non-use of chemicals
  • Excellent administration skills (eg Spraying records)
  • A can-do attitude and a keenness to be involved in all aspects and job functions on the estate
  • Tractor Driving certification, Spraying certification, Forklift Truck certification

 

Remuneration;

Salary and benefits are negotiable according to experience and personal circumstances. Accommodation is available. We welcome applications by couples, individuals or persons who feel they will be able to work together.

If you are interested in applying, please email malcolm@aura-soma.net and include your CV and contact details.

 

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