Profession vineyard worker

Vineyard workers carry out manual activities related to cultivation, propagation of grape varieties and the production and/or packaging of wines.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Tend vines

    Plant, thin, weed, sucker and tie vines.

  • Manage canopy

    Manage the parts of the vine visible above ground to improve grape yields, quality, and vigour. Prevent grape diseases, uneven grape ripening, sunburn, and frost damage.

  • Execute fertilisation

    Carry out fertilisation tasks by hand or using appropriate equipment according to fertilisation instructions taking into account the environmental, health and safety regulations and procedures.

  • Participate in vine maintenance

    Participate in the maintenance of vines, trellising, pruning, weeding and watering.

  • Perform trellis repairs

    Perform repairs on trellis in order to support grapes. If a grape vine should fall from the trellis and not break, it can be secured to the trellis with twine.

  • Perform hand pruning

    Efficiently perform hand pruning by using specific pruning tools like shears, lopping shears, saw, a small pocket scale to weigh the pruned material, and twine.

  • Plant vine yards

    Plant vine yards perform planting preparation activites, plant vines and install trellis.

  • Harvest grapes

    Harvest wine grapes.

Optional knowledge and skills

agronomy provide agri-touristic services organic farming present the farm facilities maintain tanks for viticulture operate wine pumps propagate plants assist bottling tend press operation grow plants assist with plant propagation execute disease and pest control activities fertilisation principles sanitise winery area