Vineyard Manager - Church & State Wines

Church & State Wines, a progressive producer in Oliver, BC, is looking for a new Vineyard Manager. This popular winery farms 100 acres of exclusively estate vineyards, and produces premium and ultra-premium grapes in collaboration with our Winemaker and Proprietor.

Specific Responsibilities Include:  

  • Motivate and performance manage crew of up to 15
  • Plan, schedule and manage safe and productive work activities in the vineyard
  • Implement programs ensuring grape quality and yield objectives are met
  • Generation and execution of annual budget
  • Oversee maintenance and upkeep of vineyard equipment and supplies
  • Provide crop forecasting, scheduling and quality control
  • Communicate with and report to both the proprietor and winemaker

What We’re Looking For Includes:   

  • B. Sc. or equivalent in Viticulture
  • 5+ years vineyard supervising experience including 2+ management
  • Understanding of cool climate viticulture including growing vinifera varietals
  • Strong understanding of premium grape growing techniques including integrated pest management, deficit irrigation, and creation of a vine health program through soil and petiole analysis
  • Familiarity with operation and maintenance of farm equipment
  • Proficiency in Spanish is an asset

An extremely competitive salary is offered including benefits and opportunities for career advancement at a this award-winning winery.  

If you are successful leader and experienced viticulturist and want an opportunity for a career with an industry leader, please contact Lyndell Pullen at accounting@churchandstatewines.com

 

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