Vineyard Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Kitsch Wines (http://www.kitschwines.ca)

  Kelowna, British Columbia

Kitsch Wines (www.kitschwines.ca) is an East Kelowna producer with a bright future. Established in 2015, we are looking for an energetic and thoughtful Vineyard Manager to contribute their notes to the song of Kitsch Wines as we double our canopy. This is a leadership-by-example position that requires a team player  - someone who enjoys hands-on work in the vineyard and also management of people, equipment, and budget for 13 acres of 6-year old Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris vines plus 12 acres of Pinot Noir vines being planted spring 2020. The ideal candidate will have experience and a positive attitude that fits well with our small and dynamic team - consideration may be given to hire a Vineyard Foreman who is ready to grow to Vineyard Manager. To support this, Kitsch is committed to fostering an environment continual improvement as well as copmetitive salary and benefits.

 

Qualifications include:

·      Degree in Viticulture

·      At least 4-5 years of experience in viticulture

·      Proficient in tractor, spraying and forklift operation

·      Track record with managing a team

·      Experience with Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program and/or ability to communicate in Spanish an asset

·      Experience with organic, biodynamic practices an asset

 

 

Responsibilities include:

·      Leading and conducting all vineyard operations throughout the year  

·      Optimizing vineyard performance alongside winemaker and consultants

·      Managing seasonal vineyard team including Seasonal Agricultural Workers

·      Creating, executing and managing vineyard budget

·      Maintaining meticulous records (Excel, Google Sheets, physical)

·      Lead health and safety initiatives in the vineyard

·      Equipment maintenance

·      Represent Kitsch at industry and educational events

 

If you’re qualified and interested, please check out our values below and submit your resume to Ria Kitsch at ria@kitschwines.ca by Nov 22, 2019. Only successful applicants will be contacted, thanks for your understanding.

 

 

Kitsch Values

We believe it’s our values that bring us & keep us together; if those align, then we can make

magic happen. Here’s ours:

 

·      Quality – Our products and interactions go beyond expectations for customers and each other. We take pride in our work and our equipment.

 

·      The Future – Your actions have a ripple. Think long term in everything from the environment, to using technology and social media, to moving the meter for Canadian Wines.

 

·      Equality – No one is more worthy or better than another. This can be applied to gender, race, income, and even in the world of wine. It also means internally we treat people equally no matter their role.

 

·      Creativity- Let’s have fun, stay curious and squash pretention. We support, promote and share creativity through art, music, events, social media and more.


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