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Vineyard Manager

Closing Date : 2022-07-14
Closed : Yes
Haute Cabrière Wine Estate, a premier wine estate based in Franschhoek, is looking for an energetic Manager with strong leadership and execution skills to manage the vineyards and overall farming activities.

This exciting role will report to the Cellar Master and General Manager and will be responsible for all tasks relating to the vineyards (primary function) with a strategic interest and inclusion to the winemaking processes in the cellar.

Duties will include: *Executing farming activities using budgeting techniques to achieve wine production targets as set by management *Managing the irrigation
schedule, weed and pest control to ensure optimal crop production *Developing and implementing individual vineyard management practices (including pruning, crop control, vine establishment, planting of new vines, post-harvest activities, block maintenance and a soil management programme) *Delivering top quality grapes from well-established and cultivated vines *Working within best practice environmental guidelines *Ensuring all relevant viticultural protocols are understood and adhered to by the team *Assisting in and managing any non-viticulture farming activities as required from time to time by management *Assistance with cellar/wine production where needed *All other tasks related to the position.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience:
• Tertiary qualification in Viticulture/Farming Management (Elsenburg or University);
• 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role;
• Experience with IPW, WIETA certification and audits;
• Previous cellar or winemaking experience would be beneficial.

Please apply online at before 09:00 on 14 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.

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