Vineyard Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Sea Star Vineyard and Winery (

  Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Sea Star Vineyard and Winery is seeking a career-minded, enthusiastic individual to join our management team as a Vineyard Manager/Viticulturalist for our Vancouver Island vineyard.


Our ideal candidate will have:

·      Formal education and training in viticulture practices (advanced degree or diploma from a recognized program) or equivalent experience in the role;

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

·      Proven ability to develop and lead a vineyard team;

·      Experience 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;

·      Willingness to learn and apply new agri-technologies;

·      Familiarity with, and commitment to, sustainable farming practices an asset.


Duties to include: 

·      Apply precision viticulture to optimize vineyard performance;

·      Manage, 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;

·      Assisting the winemaker, when required, particularly 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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