It takes a lot to tend a vine and, with fifty-two thousand of them, Burges Field needs a lot of people to keep it just so.
Starting in February the specific tasks through the year are: pruning, bud-rubbing, wire-lifting, canopy management, leaf thinning, green harvest and, finally, the harvest itself… not to mention the mowing, weeding and spraying that goes on throughout. Though these last three are done by tractor, everything else is strictly manual and takes skill to do well. Thankfully most of our seasonal Romanian workers grew up in wine-country.
We are always on the lookout for extra pairs of hands to join our team, even on an occasional basis, so if you are local to Burges Field and fancy some work in the vineyard, get in touch.