Vineyard Manager / Viticulturist (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Chaberton Estate Winery (http://www.chabertonwinery.com)

  Langley, BC, British Columbia

Chaberton Estate Winery, the oldest and largest estate winery in the Fraser Valley is seeking a passionate career minded individual to join our management team as a Vineyard Manager / Viticulturist. Located on 55 acres in Langley British Columbia, with 50 acres under cultivation, the winery  enjoys a rich history of making award winning wines with grapes from our vineyard and select Okanagan and Similkameen  properties.

The successful candidate will have:

·        Formal education and training in viticulture practices. (advanced degree or diploma from a recognized program)

·        3-5 years’ experience in a supervisory vineyard position

·        Proven ability to develop and lead a vineyard team

·        Experienced in the operation and maintenance of all farm equipment.

·        Fluency in English language (Both written and spoken)

·        Canadian citizenship, permanent residency, work permit or other Canadian immigration status allowing the candidate to be employed in the position.

Duties:

·        Apply precision viticulture to optimize vineyard performance

·        Supervise and develop vineyard team

·        Maintain spray and production documentation

·        All vineyard tasks including (but not limited to) agrichemical applications, pest and disease control, winter pruning, soil and yield management, vine nutrition and canopy management.

·        Oversee the use of temporary labourers including negotiations with a temporary labour contractor

·        Support the winery in evaluating suppliers of grapes from other vineyards and maintaining quality control of grapes supplied by third parties.

·        Management of  landscaping and horticulture of the winery property.

·        Assisting the winemaker during crush

 

This job involves working outside in all weather conditions and requires a large amount of physical labour. The job is full-time and year- round.

 


 

Competitive salary and benefits offered based on experience.
Submit in confidence to:
Brian Ensor
General Manager
Chaberton Estate Winery

How To Apply

Please apply in writing by submitting resume and cover letter detailing experience and salary expectations.

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