Job Status: Filled

Assistant Vineyard Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Tantalus Vineyards (

  Kelowna, British Columbia

Assistant Vineyard Manager

Tantalus Vineyards has been producing internationally recognized wines off of its 45-acre estate vineyard in British Columbia's Central Okanagan Valley since 2005, farming BC's oldest, continuously-producing vineyard (the property has been growing grapes since 1927). We have been fortunate to receive high acclaim for our Riesling program out of the gates, and, as production of our Pinot noir, Chardonnay, and sparkling wines has grown in recent years, these too have been quietly garnering international attention. Our state-of-the-art, LEED-certified winery is the first and only of its kind in BC.

In an effort to strengthen our viticulture team we are looking to hire an Assistant Vineyard Manager. The position is permanent full-time and reports directly to the Viticulturist/Vineyard Manager.


 Duties include but are not limited to:

  • assist in planning and executing vineyard operations from pruning to harvest

  • lead and supervise a team of seasonal workers in the vineyard

  • perform tractor operations such as spraying and maintain tractors and vineyard equipment

  • maintain, upgrade, and operate irrigation systems and other vineyard infrastructure

  • coordinate harvest logistics

  • maintain grounds at winery and on-site residences

  • assist in winery operations such as bottling when needed


Requirements :

  • four to five years of vineyard experience of which a minimum of two in a supervisory role

  • strong skills in the operation of tractors and other vineyard equipment and their maintenance as well as a mechanical aptitude

  • strong skills in written and spoken English

  • class 5 driver's license and have experience driving pickup trucks with trailers

  • the ability to work outdoors in varying weather conditions for 40-60 hours a week including weekends and holidays, depending on the season

  • experience and pronounced interest in organic, biodynamic, and regenerative agriculture


Formal viticulture education, Spanish speaking skills, a can-do attitude, and the ability to think beyond the scope of viticulture are considered an asset.

This position is compensated in form of a salary, includes paid vacation time, and is eligible for the company benefits program.

Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted.

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