Vineyard Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  LA FRENZ Estate Winery (http://www.lafrenzwinery.com)

  Penticton, British Columbia

 

LA FRENZ is a boutique winery situated on the famous Naramata Bench in the central Okanagan, British Columbia (www.lafrenzwinery.com). 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 just been awarded Small Winery of the Year at the National Wine Awards as well as #2 winery in all of Canada. This is a great opportunity to join our 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.



Compensation

  • Competitive compensation will be based on experience

  • Annual bonus based on performance

  • Health benefits package

  • Wine allocation



 

 

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