Viticulturist/Farm Manager (Joostenberg Wines)
Closing Date : 2022-07-04
Closed : Yes
Joostenberg Wines, an organically certified vineyard based in Klapmuts (Stellenbosch, Western Cape), is looking for a dynamic and practically oriented individual with strong leadership and communication skills (Afrikaans & English).
The successful candidate will report to the General Manager and be responsible for all tasks relating to vineyard (primary function), livestock management and estate maintenance. Duties will include: *Plan farming activities using budgeting techniques to achieve production targets as set by management *Develop and implement individual vineyard management practices (including pruning, canopy management, crop control, vine establishment, post-harvest activities, block maintenance and a soil management programme) *Manage the irrigation schedule, weed and pest control to ensure optimal crop production *Work within best practice environmental guidelines *Develop, review and manage repairs and maintenance schedule for the plant, machinery and infrastructure *Design and enforce security rules and policies on the farm *Ensure all relevant company policies are understood and adhered to *Assist in and manage any non-viticulture farming activities as required from time to time by management *All other tasks related to the position.
Essential qualifications, skills and experience:
• Tertiary training/qualification in Viticulture/Farming Management;
• 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role (experience in an organic environment advantageous but not essential);
• Good mechanical understanding and skills for the basic service and maintenance of facilities, vehicles, machinery and implements;
• Experience with IPW, WIETA certification and audits.
Please apply online at www.m3online.co.za before 09:00 on 4 July 2022.
For general enquiries, contact our team at M3 Human Capital Management on 021 863 1444.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates are contacted. If no feedback is received within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was unsuccessful.