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

Full Time

  Sage Hayward Vineyards

  Saturna Island, British Columbia

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Vineyard Manager/Viticulturist to join our team at Sage Hayward Vineyards. The role is a full-time position.

Duties and responsibilities

·        Organizing and optimizing efficiency of vineyard staff and assigning daily tasks. Assist in setting ongoing vineyard goals and ensuring tasks are being completed effectively.

·        Providing proper training in work techniques, sustainability measures, safety procedures and personal protective equipment for all vineyard staff.

·        Recording activity and maintaining logs for vine growth, weather patterns, pest/disease control, nutrient applications, crop assessments, grape weights and the like.

·        Maintaining and managing vineyard Irrigation. making sure irrigation is being done appropriately – regulating deficit irrigation.

·        Maintaining and repairing trellising and infrastructure such as fixing posts, wires and irrigation.

·        Helping design and deploy an effective spray program and ensuring that all applications meet safety standards.

·        Repairing vineyard equipment and conducting preventative maintenance on equipment.

·        May operate all equipment on the vineyard.

·        Assisting in wine cellar and other property tasks when needed.

Technical Skills and Experience

·        Tractor experience – tractor operation experience (400+ hours would be a plus)

·        Forklift experience

·        Viticultural, oenology and WSET education is an asset

·        Some familiarity with and commitment to biodynamic, organic and regenerative farming practices

Team and Interpersonal Skills

·        Enthusiastic, passionate and high-energy candidate who is dedicated member of the vineyard and management team

·        Collaborative and open

·        Good work ethic

·        Good communication skills

·        Good record keeping skills

·        Working knowledge of Microsoft Productivity tools including MS Word and Excel

 Work Environment

·        Ability to work outdoors and indoors

·        Ability to work in wet, cold and warm climates



Remuneration is based on skills and experience

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