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Vineyards and Production Manager

Skywalker Vineyards

San Francisco, CA

Job Description:

Our ultra-premium wine company is searching for a Vineyard and Production Manager to provide leadership for vineyard operations in Marin. This position will ensure that all vineyard work and operational objectives set by senior management are completed on time and within budgetary guidelines.

The Vineyard Manager will provide direction and leadership for a variety of vineyard responsibilities included, but not limited to the following:

Supervise and evaluate work performed by vineyard contracted company
Irrigation management
Plant nutrition
Soil and plant tissue analysis
Safety programs
Frost control
Hands on field work and monitoring
Farm/Vineyard equipment operation
Pesticide Application License/Use reporting to the County of Marin
Integrated pest management programs
Calibrate equipment and check application rates
Aerial drone operation and data analysis
Regulatory compliance
Sustainability programs
Coordinate harvest
Winery logistics in support of crush, general winery work, cleaning, topping, racking, and bottling
All other tasks assigned

Education / Experience:
BS in viticulture, oenology, or horticulture recommended or equivalent experience, 3 years or more in a similar role

Required Skills / Competencies:
Must have knowledge of equipment and understand farming systems
Must demonstrate proven leadership capabilities
Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must have a clean driving record and a valid drivers’ license

Preferred Skills / Competencies:
Bilingual is preferred, but not required
PCA license is preferred, but not required (Pest Control)
Prior education or experience in irrigation techniques and sustainable crop production is a plus.

Technical Skills:
Internet and basic computer skills for research and reporting

Additional Skills a plus:
pruning and chain saw, tractor principals, tillage awareness. landscaping power tools like weed whipping, hand tools etc. organic soil fertility, composting techniques, climate reading, timing of work, grape harvest techniques, pest awareness

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, October 16th
Type of Work:
Full Time
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