Vineyard Worker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Lapointe Family Vineyards

  Bear River East, Nova Scotia

Lapointe Family Vineyards is an 8.5-acre vineyard in Bear River East, Nova Scotia with a great opportunity for a person who wants to take on more responsibility and gain experience in all facets of vineyard maintenance.    

The owners are committed to making this vineyard a success and are looking for an enthusiastic person who will feel a sense of accomplishment as he/she helps increase the capacity of the vineyard.

Recent vineyard improvements include; additional tile drainage, replacement of approximately 3500 older vines with new plants, deer fence, soil improvements and the purchase of a wind machine for frost protection.

This is a full-time position for the 2020 season and possibly beyond. Orientation will start in early May 2020 with the current vineyard specialist for a period of six to eight weeks. Afterwards the new hire will take over the maintenance of the vineyard with help provided as required.

Responsibilities/ Requirements

* Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

* Knowledge of pesticide and fertilizer application programs, NS pesticide license (or in the process of acquiring)

* Experience in vineyard work, pruning, tying, canopy management, planting, tucking vines, harvesting, fertilizer/pesticide application

* Ability to safely operate various vineyard machinery/equipment: John Deer gator, gas trimmer/brush cutter, chainsaw, lawn mower and a tractor with various attachments – sprayer, hedger, mower, bush hog, etc.

* Ability to perform vineyard maintenance and repairs, soil maintenance, maintain and repair trellising etc.

Attitude: Enjoys working independently, Good communicator, able to occasionally follow directions from winery personnel, physically fit, ability to work safely in difficult weather conditions  

Salary & Accommodation Bonus:  monthly salary $2,100 - we offer free lodging in a fully furnished farmhouse located on the property

Hours:

Approximately 7.5 hours per day Monday – Friday from early May to the end of October in all weather conditions.

Contact: Say hello and send your resume to lapointefamilyvineyards@gmail.com

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