Vineyard Foreman (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Keint-he Winery and Vineyards (

  Wellington, Ontario

Keint-he Vineyard Foreman Job Description

Key Responsibities:

·         Carry out all vineyard activities as directed by the Winemaker.

·         Actively maintain all vineyard equipment and machinery, including a maintenance log of all scheduled and non-scheduled repairs.

·         Communicate with the winemaker clearly when he is off site, with regular updates and reporting.

·         Report any hazards or safety concerns to the winemaker.

·         Maintain all Winery properties and ensure they are always in good appearance.

·         Supervision of seasonal vineyard staff.

Vineyard Duties:

·         Maintain records for spray application, maintenance schedules and activities, staff hours and activities etc.

·         Supervise seasonal vineyard workers on a daily basis, and work with the winemaker to ensure all work is being done efficiently and to the desired standards.

·         Carry out all tractor work as required throughout the season.

·         Operate all vineyard machinery and equipment in a safe and responsible manner.

·         Evaluate/monitor wines on a regular basis.

·         Allocate staff effectively between tasks to ensure work priorities are being completed in a timely manner.

·         Maintain all vineyard trellises.

Winery Duties:

·         Assist with the processing of grapes at harvest, including operating equipment, cleaning, and supervision of grape sorters.

·         Forklift operation.

·         Other harvest specific duties as required.


·         Keep the Winery property driveway and entrance snow plowed and de-iced in winter.

·         Keep all winery properties clean of garbage, tidy, well maintained and in good appearance.

·         Ensure the migrant worker house is in good condition at all times.

·         Look after migrant workers, including driving them for weekly shopping trips, bank visits, monitor their morale and help with other care as needed.


·         Other duties as required.

Dependent upon experience.

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