Job Details

    Job Title : Vineyard Manager
    Company Name : Summerhill Pyramid Winery
    Job Type : Full Time
    Job Location : Kelowna, BC
    Post Date : 2019-06-11
    Close Date : 2019-11-28
    How To Apply: To those interested please email your resume and cover letter to subject line “VM 2019”

    Description :

    Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Canada’s largest organic and BC’s only Demeter certified biodynamic vineyard, is looking for a Full-Time Vineyard Manager (NOC 0821)! The right candidate will be an individual with love in their heart and soil under their fingernails. A relationship with the farm and the universe, and a passion for wine are essential qualities. The right candidate will be more than a grape grower, they will be a wine grower. Come join the Organic Revelation.

    This is a full-time, permanent position averaging 40+ hours per week.We are offering an annual salary of $55,000 CAD along with accommodation, cellphone, and use of a company vehicle. We offer medical and dental assistance, with eventual full benefit plan enrollment.

    Job Description:

    • In consultation with both our Winemaker and Biodynamicist, you will plan and manage all aspects of the farming and vineyard management
    • Hire, train, and lead a team to ensure fruit quality is beautiful
    • Manage to Demeter biodynamic & CFIA organic standards, including record keeping and reporting to certifiers
    • Manage on-farm composting
    • Manage grape vines and land including soil ecology and ground cover·  
    • Overseeing all new vineyard establishment, replanting, and inter-planting.
    • Responsible for all irrigation, spray, nutrient, canopy management and pruning plans
    • In consultation with the Winemaker develop the annual vineyard operating budget.
    • Be responsible for day to day routine maintenance of all vineyard equipment
    • Organize and undertake hand harvesting of fruit.
    • Manage snow removal
    • Report weekly, monthly, and yearly progress to Winemaker and Senior management team.

    Job Requirements:

    • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience working in a Vineyard management/supervisory position. Previous experience in winemaking highly preferred.
    • Completion of post-secondary education in Viticulture or similar
    • Able to work long and flexible hours
    • Able to meet physical demands of the position including lifting up to 50 lbs, standing for long periods of time, working outside in varying weather conditions
    • Language in the workplace is English – written and verbal
    • Valid driver’s licence
    • OSHA First aid and Forklift permit can be an asset.

    Job Location:

    4870 Chute Lake Road, Kelowna, BC, Canada V1W 4M3

    To Apply:

    To those interested please email your resume and cover letter to subject line “VM 2019”

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