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Vineyard Manager

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Yadkin Valley, NC

Job Description:

Seeking ambitious, experienced Vineyard Manager to join the premier Vineyard and Winery in North Carolina that has received some of their highest wine ratings and most distinguished awards of any Winery in the East Coast. This is a hands-on, managerial position that is responsible for all aspects of vineyard management.
The Vineyard Manager will work with the latest technology and viticultural techniques to ensure production standards are met. This person will also oversee vineyard staff to complete required tasks. The ideal candidate in this role loves working outdoors, has a strong leadership presence, and has prior experience working in or managing a vineyard & having seen a full growing cycle.
Key Responsibilities:
•  Oversee both permanent and seasonal staff
•  Crop cultivation, planting, pruning, harvesting, and processing
•  Monitor and control environmental and biological issues (pest, wildlife, etc.) as required
•  Irrigation, canopy management, erosion control, soil maintenance, and frost protection as required
•  Train new employees in proper vineyard operations
•  Maintain high grape quality
•  Troubleshoot vineyard issues and take proactive steps to ensure all problems are resolved in a timely manner
•  Collaborate with winemaking team
•  Other tasks as required by vineyard owner
Requirements:
•  Bachelor’s degree in Viticulture or related field preferred
•  Prior experience in a vineyard management or assistant vineyard management position considered in lieu of degree
•  Must be comfortable working in the elements and working variable hours during peak season (veraison, harvest, etc.) including nights and weekends
•  Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds and stand/bend for long periods
•  Strong understanding of current viticultural practices and vineyard operations
•  Strong work ethic & communication skills
•  Leadership ability
•  Fluency in Spanish is a plus

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Tuesday, December 5th
Type of Work:
Full Time
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Contact Information:

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Allyson Ward