Job Status: Filled

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

Full Time


  Penticton, British Columbia


Vineyard Manager/Viticulturalist

LA FRENZ is a boutique winery situated on the famous Naramata Bench in the central Okanagan, British Columbia ( The winery produces approximately 10,000 cases of ultra premium wine annually from 97% estate vineyards. We are looking to employ a hands-on Vineyard Manager responsible for 50 acres of premium quality vineyards over 6 vineyard sites.

 LA FRENZ has was awarded Small Winery of the Year at the 2021 National Wine Awards as well as #2 winery in all of Canada. This is a great opportunity to join passionate and cohesive team.


Applicant Requirements

 ·         A self starter with a strong work ethic is essential as well as a team-based mentality and an attitude to excel in the job.

·         A proven history and experience in Viticulture/Vineyard Management. Tertiary qualifications preferred but not absolutely essential.

·         Valid driver’s licence.

·         Competent and capable in all farm equipment operations (mowing, spraying, pre-pruning, trimming, mulching and the ability to use a dual wheel truck and equipment trailer).

·         Solid verbal and written communication skills in English. Spanish language skills are considered an asset.

·         The ability to effectively lead and direct a small vineyard crew involved in manual operations

Key Responsibilities

·         Ensures day-to-day tasks are carried out in a timely and efficient manner while maintaining quality standards

·         Ongoing maintenance of farm machinery and coordinate larger repairs when required.

·         Is responsible for all aspects of the vine life-cycle: pruning, vine training, bud and shoot thinning, leaf removal, hedging and harvest. This will be organized in collaboration with management and winemaker.

·         Maintains open and constant communication with management and winemaker;

·         Maintains detailed pest management, spray and production records.

·         Responsible for all vineyard tasks including (but not limited to) agrichemical applications, pest and disease control, soil and yield management, vine nutrition, canopy management, irrigation and irrigation maintenance;

·         Is able to work flexible hours throughout the season, based on growing and harvest time requirements.

·         The ability to establish and work to budget requirements.


·         Competitive compensation will be based on experience 

·         Annual bonus based on performance 

·         Health benefits package 

·         Wine allocation


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