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Vineyard Manager

Trump Winery

Charlottesville, VA

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Job Description:

Trump Winery, Virginia’s largest vineyard, is seeking a Vineyard Manager. Planted with nearly 200 acres of French vinifera varieties for still and sparkling wines, the Vineyard Manager will play a key role in the continued refinement of our vineyard farming practices. This position will work with the winemaker in growing premium wine grapes through data collection, analysis, logistical support, as well as assist in day to day operations and labor management. This is a full-time, year-round positon. Compensation package to include employee housing if desired.

Title: Vineyard Manager

Location: Trump Winery - 20 minutes south of Charlottesville

Wage: DOE, Competitive

Benefits: Affordable medical, dental, and vision insurance, PTO (paid vacation, sick days, and holidays), 401k eligibility after one year, generous employee discount, travel discounts at Trump Hotels, educational opportunities, paid volunteer days, and more.

**Please submit wage requirements and resume when applying**

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Maintain the chemical spray program including health and safety compliance and training, record keeping, proper chemical selection and purchasing, and adherence to spray intervals and worker reentry
Create annual farm plan related to pruning and redevelopment strategies, canopy management techniques and timing, and soil fertility
Collect and analyze viticultural data including: pruning weights, phenology tracking, crop estimates, tissue testing, berry development, and soil tests
Perform vineyard observations including pest and disease scouting, crop health, and efficiency
Manage and oversee annual fruit sales including pricing, contracts, deposit, scheduling, and payment
Monitor the department's budget and obtain approval from management when additional spending is necessary
Manage, train, and oversee full and part time staff to complete day to day vineyard operations
Keeping accurate records of all vineyard operations
Manage and oversee compliance with vineyard H-2A labor program
Code and approve invoices for accounting in a timely fashion
Provide instructions for new hires on company's time keeping policy according to handbook, enrolling hourly employees at a timeclock once employee ID # has been assigned
Verify accurate payroll records, submitting signed time sheets in a timely fashion to the Controller on payroll processing days
Ensure understanding of and enforce all company policies with employees; issue disciplinary action notices when needed; submit all HR paperwork in a timely fashion to Controller for employee file
Conduct annual performance reviews for employees following company standards; providing documentation to Controller for personnel files
Develop and implement applicable training programs for department and help to create and update SOPs when necessary
Provide accurate reports: employee hours, schedules, pay rates, job changes, etc
Create, train, and follow safe operating procedures; safeguard personal safety, company property, environmental and team member’s safety
Participate in continuing education programs and research within the industry to enhance expertise
All other projects and tasks that may be assigned from time to time


REQUIREMENTS:

Degree in Viticulture or related Agricultural Science required
5+ years viticulture experience, preferably in environments managing a minimum of 50 acres of wine grapes including hands on vineyard management and team development
Hands on experience planting new vineyards including clone, root stock, and site selection
Physically fit and capable of standing for 8 hrs, push, pull, twist, and lift 70 lbs
Good analytical and computer skills
Pesticide Applicators License desired
Valid Driver’s required
Conversational Spanish required
Strong interest in producing ultra-premium wine
Possess a “can do” attitude and believes anything is possible with the right focus
Thrives on change that improves results
Effective leadership and strategic influencing skills
High level of attention to detail


See why we've been named 'one of the best places to work in Charlottesville'. We offer:

Competitive pay
80% company paid medical premium with only a $1,000 deductible
80% company paid dental premium
80% company paid vision premium
Vacation, sick, and holiday pay
401k with company match up to 6%
Generous discounts on wine, merchandise, and hotels
Wine training opportunities
Two paid team volunteer days per year




Trump Vineyard Estates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other categories protected by federal, state, and local law.

Trump Vineyard Estates participates in the E-Verify Program (Identity and Employment Eligibility Verification) and uses E-Verify to confirm work authorization. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.

Este Empleador participa en E-Verify (Verificación de Documentos de Identidad y Elegibilidad de Empleo).

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Thursday, December 23rd
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Category:
Job Level:
Senior
Salary Information:
Depends on Experience