Job Status: Filled

Vineyard Assistant Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Frind Winery Ltd. (

  Osoyoos, British Columbia

About Frind Estate Winery:

We are suited in the scenic Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada, where we harvest a range of varieties including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Foch, and Regent. Frind Estate Winery has 15 vineyards across the Okanagan Valley, with 400 acres planted, and another 250 acres to be planted.

We are looking for a VINEYARD ASSISTANT MANAGER for our Osoyoos/Oliver vineyards. They are responsible for supervising all vineyard labour to ensure best efficiency and practices on the vineyards. This role involves overseeing various aspects of related work including but not limited to pruning, pulling brush, tying, shoot positioning, moving wires, leaf removal, cluster thinning, hand hoeing, tractor operations and harvesting. The Vineyard Assistant Manager will be managing 60 acres over multiple locations from Oliver to Osoyoos.


●        Collaborates with Vineyard Manager to control expenses and costs. Makes recommendations on cost and time savings, quality enhancements or safety improvements.

●        Manages fertilizer, chemical, equipment and supplies inventory.

●        Trains, oversees, motivates, mentors vineyard labour.

●        Oversees all vineyard duties and ensures adherence to best practices, including regularly working in the field.

●        Maintains accurate records of tasks completed by the crew and the time taken for each.

●        Schedules staff work plans and submits payroll information accurately and on time.

●        Follows safe operating procedures, support safety programs and policies to safeguard personal safety, company property and team members safety.

●        Reports any potential problems with employees, equipment, or other resources to the appropriate personnel.

●        Monitors Vineyard health for disease, deficiencies, and stress, reporting potential problems to the Vineyard Manager.

●        Maintains and tracks all tools and supplies as related to the field crew assigned tasks.

●        Collaborates with Human Resources on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program



●        Excellent interpersonal, organizational and verbal communication skills.

●        Previous experience operating applicable vineyard tools and related equipment.

●        Strong record keeping, estimating and organizational skills.

●        Ability to communicate on an on-going basis and motivate team to perform to their maximum level of productivity.


●        Certificate, diploma or degree in Horticulture or Agriculture

●        Minimum 2 years experience working in a supervisory capacity leading a vineyard crew

●        Valid Class 5 Drivers License is required

●        Basic knowledge of vineyard operations and horticulture

●        Basic Health & Safety knowledge (WCB & WHMIS)

●        Valid Class 3, or Endorsement 20 is an asset

●        Good physical condition and must be able to lift up to 50lbs.

●        Ability to work in all weather conditions.

●        Tractor operation experience is an asset

●        First Aid Certificate and/or Pesticide applicator course are an asset

●        Spanish language considered an asset


Annual salary expectations: $60,000 - $75,000.

If this position sounds like a perfect fit for you, please submit your resume to [email protected]. We look forward in getting to know you!

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