Job Status: Filled

Vineyard Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Unsworth Vineyards (

  Cowichan Valley, British Columbia

Unsworth Vineyards Ltd. owns a winery, vineyard and restaurant located in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, 45-minute drive north of Victoria.  Unsworth produces 10,000 + cases of wine annually from cool climate island grapes grown on our estate, and on neighbouring contracted vineyards.

Job Description:

Unsworth is seeking an experienced Vineyard Manager to assume a hands-on role further developing and executing an effective viticulture program that will achieve targeted quality and yields from our vineyards. Reporting to the proprietor, this individual will have the opportunity to work closely with the winemaker and other key team members in all facets of the business to further our growth and brand reputation.

Specific Responsibilities Include:  

  • Hands-on management of our vineyard and landscaping, working alongside staff in season.
  • Plan and execute, in a timely manner all vineyard functions including pruning, spray program, weed control, capturing, leaf thinning, fertilization program, irrigation program, soil and leaf analysis and remediation, netting, harvest.
  • Manage and motivate vineyard crew.
  • Maintain vineyard infrastructure.
  • Operate vineyard equipment.
  • Clean and maintain all equipment.
  • Collaborate with Winemaker to produce best possible product.
  • Provide advice to our growers.


  • Prior hands-on viticulture and vineyard management experience.
  • Viticulture diploma or certificate an asset.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to direct a team.
  • Operating experience with tractors and attachments.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Cellar experience would be an asset.


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