Vineyard Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Pioneer Estate Winery

  Moncton, New Brunswick

Job Overview

This position is responsible for implementing the best vineyard and winemaking practices for the existing and expanding 9+ acres of Minnesota Cold Hardy Hybrid varietals and managing all supporting winery infrastructure with a high-standard for quality and fiscal responsibility.

Essential Responsibilities

·       Develop and implement a vineyard operations plan with an associated budget

·       Develop and implement a winemaking and cellaring strategy with an associated budget

·       Recruit, train and manage personnel for vineyard activities (including, but not limited to, planting, tying, pruning, weeding, harvesting, pest control, spray program, equipment operations, maintenance) and winemaking assistance

·       Develop and implement maintenance protocols for all vineyard and winemaking equipment

·       Develop and execute a vintage plan for each of varietal and wines

·       Manage and control the quality of winery products through the winemaking process

·       Perform necessary laboratory analyses on winery products

·       Work with a sales and marketing team to support winery sales

·       Represent winery and its products at relevant events and competitions

·       Purchase, maintain, and operate vineyard equipment

·       Report to owner as required

·       Ensure compliance with federal and provincial regulations

·       Ensure employee Health and Safety policies and procedures are well set

·       Other duties as assigned



·       High school diploma

·       Diploma in viticulture &/or winery management (or equivalent experience)

·       On-the-job training


·       Working in a vineyard and winery

·       Performing relevant laboratory analyses


·       WHMIS

·       Pesticide license is an asset

·       Forklift license is an asset


·       Problem solving

·       Able to prioritize

·       Time management

·       Safety awareness

·       Detail oriented

·       Adaptable

·       Effective team management


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