Vineyard Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Blue Grouse Estate Winery & Vineyard (

  Cowichan Valley, British Columbia




Located in the Cowichan Valley on the south-east side of Vancouver Island, Blue Grouse Estate Winery & Vineyard, is a family-owned, sustainably-farmed and multi-award-winning winery now covering 110 acres. 

The Blue Grouse Estate Winery’s philosophy is “stewardship” (to take care of something). Our aim is to make everything we touch better than it was when we found it. We apply this to training our team of employees, the environment that hosts our vineyard and home, the vines we grow, the wines we make, the infrastructure which supports the winery and vineyard, and the economics of our business – everything. You can visit our website at and download our Terroir, Sustainability and History Booklets




§  Responsible for year-round operation of a 35 acre organic cool-climate vineyard.

§  Responsible for assisting in the development (and ultimately operating) of another 45 acres on an adjacent site (to include planting and infrastructure installation (fencing, posts, wire, irrigation, etc.)

§  Oversees property maintenance (grounds and buildings) and landscaping.

§  Manages tractor operation and maintenance.

§  Manages small engine tool operation and maintenance.

§  Responsible for hiring and training seasonal team members (to include foreign worker program within the next two years).

§  Oversee integrated pest management program.

§  Lead the vineyard fertility and soil health program.

§  Monitor and manage vine water status and irrigation delivery systems.

§  Schedules appropriate testing for vineyard nutrient status.

§  Implements, upholds and improves safe working practices to BC Worksafe standards.

§  Works with winemaker to coordinate harvest timeline and deliver grapes to the crush pad.

§  Understands and able to prune using guyot poussard methods.

§  Works with management to achieve budgetary and cost performance goals.




§  Passionate about organic viticulture.

§  Understands cool climate growing conditions, requirements and challenges.

§  BSc or college diploma in viticulture.

§  Minimum 3 years of experience in viticulture or a related industry.

§  Management experience considered an asset.

§  Mechanical aptitude would be an asset.

§  Valid driver’s license, ability to operate/maneuver a forklift, tractor and trailer.

§  Pesticide Applicators License or ability to obtain one before commencing.

§  Proficiency with Excel, MS Word. Experience with Process to Wine or similar vineyard tracking program would be helpful.

§  Able to work long hours during peak seasons.

§  Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs, work in outside weather and walk on uneven terrain.

§  Excellent communication and organizational skills with a self-starter attitude.

§  Able to solve problems and has a “common sense” mindset.

§  Must be fluent in English. Fluency or knowledge of Spanish and/or French considered an asset.

§  Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.


We offer a comprehensive compensation package including, benefits, a RRSP matching plan, and possible relocation support. 


To apply, please forward your resume, cover letter and any relevant certifications.


How To Apply

Must be legally entitled to work in Canada, with no sponsorship required.

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