Vineyard Manager (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Earlco Vineyards Ltd. (

  Penticton, British Columbia

With the Earlco Vineyards Ltd. Management team, Vineyard Manager is in charge of all viticulture operations.  Including, but not limited to, all aspects of the vineyard operation, from planting to harvest.  


Position Reports to: Vice President


Responsibilities & Duties: 

Responsible for all aspects of managing the vineyard, including but not limited to:

• Cultivation, thinning, pruning, tying, suckering, canopy management, planting and replanting, irrigating and harvesting

• Pest, fungicide and herbicide management

• Irrigation, monitoring and making recommendations related to vineyard and fruit quality

• Erosion control, trellis Installation, irrigation installation, frost protection, vineyard installation, and fence installation

• Provide and acquire proper tools for all jobs; make sure that workers use the necessary equipment; keep areas clean and orderly; comply with county, province and federal regulations

• Enforce company policy; ensure that every job or task is safe for the employees; supervise to make sure all work is carried out correctly; assist the workers and treat them with respect

• Must be able to reasonably estimate harvest equipment needed; provide accurate harvest estimates; work within assigned budgets

• Understand and train employees in Policy, Procedures and Safety

• Increase/improve fruit and wine quality

• Ensure that all necessary equipment is on site and in good operating condition prior to work

• Effectively communicate and work cooperatively with all staff

• Search out and evaluate vineyard problems and make recommendations that provide effective, timely and economic solutions and deliver quality fruit

• Effectively communicate with clients and manage customer relationships 

• Build properly documented Resource Plans that specify the estimated quantities of labor, equipment and materials needed to complete a project

• Aim to develop and implement growth opportunities and create long-term value for Earlco Vineyards Ltd. from customers and other key relationships



• Must have strong computer skills and the ability to multi-task

• Willingness to complete any and all functions required to operate the vineyard

• A strong and proven work ethic 

• Understanding of vineyard/farm management practices and procedures 

• Demonstrated leadership and decision-making skills 

• Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills 

$40,000 - $60,000 per year

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