Vineyard Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Planters Ridge Winery Ltd (

  Port Williams, Nova Scotia


Planters Ridge Winery, a premium artisanal winery in the Annapolis of Nova Scotia is seeking a passionate career minded individual to join our team as Vineyard Manager/Viticulturist.  We have two vineyard sites with just over 20 acres under cultivation growing both vinifera and hybrid varietals.


The successful candidate will bring: 

·         Formal education and training in viticulture practices           (advanced degree or diploma from a recognized program)

·         3-5 years’ experience in a supervisory vineyard position

·         Proven ability to develop and lead a vineyard team

·         Experienced in the operation and maintenance of all farm equipment.

·         Fluency in English language (Both written and spoken)

·         Canadian citizenship, permanent residency, work permit or other Canadian immigration status allowing the candidate to be employed in the position

·         Knowledge of soils, drainage, nutrient management, insects, weed management, canopy management and crop harvesting and handling



·         Apply precision viticulture to optimize vineyard performance

·         Working Manager who will supervise and develop vineyard team

·         Maintain spray and production documentation

·         All vineyard tasks including (but not limited to) agrichemical applications, pest and disease control, winter pruning, soil and yield management, vine nutrition and canopy management

·         Support the winery in evaluating suppliers of grapes from other vineyards and maintaining quality control of grapes supplied by third parties

·         Management of landscaping and horticulture of the winery property

·         Assisting the winemaker during harvest and bottling


This job involves working outside in all weather conditions and requires a large amount of physical labour. During the busy-times of harvest and bottling, the individual must display flexibility regarding the possibility of a temporary work schedule outside standard operational hours.


This job is full-time and year-round.  Competitive salary and benefits offered based on experience.




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