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

  • 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.

  • Participate in vine maintenance

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

  • 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.

  • Harvest grapes

    Harvest wine grapes.

  • Plant vine yards

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

  • 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.

  • Conform to health and safety regulations

    Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.

  • 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.

  • Tend vines

    Plant, thin, weed, sucker and tie vines.

Optional knowledge and skills

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

Common job titles

  • Iris vineyards - cellar worker
  • Vineyard harvest worker
  • Farm winery vineyard worker
  • Vineyard worker
  • 2017 cellar workers - harvest seasonal
  • 2017 seasonal cellar workers - potential for full-time
  • Emergency services shift worker
  • Tasting room bar-back
  • Assistant to winemaker