A Vineyard Hand attends to the daily duties involved in growing and harvesting grapes. Your job might involve preparing soil or planting vines and ensuring the grapes are in good health. You might have to irrigate the crop, control weeds or pick the grapes when they’re ready. A Vineyard Hand may also prepare the fruit for sale or for wine production by getting it packaged and ready for transport.
A Vineyard Hand will need to be able to operate a range of equipment and tools and be able to perform a lot of physical work. You’ll need to be ready to work in a range of weather conditions and be able to follow instructions. Vineyard Hands need good attention to detail and will often have to attend to several tasks at once. You’ll often be working as part of a team so you’ll need to be a good communicator.
There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Vineyard Hand.