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Vineyard Manager/Viticulturalist

Sea Star Vineyard & Winery

Vancouver Island, BC   Canada

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Job Description:

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;
•  Experienced 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 agro-technologies;
•  Some 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.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Thursday, January 13th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Category:
Job Level:
Mid-Level

Contact Information:

Sea Star Vineyard & Winery
Traci Warkentin