Vineyard Staff

Lakeridge Winery in Clermont is looking for people to assist us in the Vineyard Department. Working outside, Monday thru Friday, perhaps a rare Saturday, 7am-3pm, 40-45 hours per week. Starting pay $14/hour, to $15/hour after 90 days. Will assist with irrigation projects, pruning, trellis maintenance, etc.

Please note that this IS NOT a desk job, you cannot be afraid getting dirty, sweaty, or wet; walking a lot, bending, crouching, kneeling, or lifting 50+lb. You will be working in the vineyards as well as doing mowing, general maintenance and pretty much whatever it takes to keep our operation running smoothly. You need to have good people skills, be a hard worker and not mind tedious work…while being tolerant of Florida’s Panhandle climate.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Reliable transportation
  • Must be able to communicate…
    • basic reading & writing, in English, be smartphone savvy.
  • Basic math abilities and basic computer skills in Word, Excel, Trello and email
  • Must be able to work extended hours during August and September for harvest as necessary – typically not longer than a 2-week window

Not Required but a PLUS:

  • Experience in vineyard or farming operations
  • Mechanical aptitude - upkeep of equipment
  • Previous tractor experience
  • An appreciation for wine
  • Forklift certification a plus

Benefits:

  • Health, Dental, and Life Insurance
  • IRA with employer contributions
  • Generous Vacation and Personal Time Off

  • How To Apply

    Will need to pass a background check and a pre-employment drug screening. If you are interested, please stop by the winery Monday thru Friday, 10am-4pm and fill out an application and background authorization. No telephone calls, please. You can download the application ahead of time using the link below, or stop in and get an application right at the winery. When you arrive come to the main entrance, and let the greeter know you are there to complete an application for the Vineyard position. The greeter will guide you from there, and if the Vineyard Manager is available, he will speak with you while you are there.

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