We are working closely with our client who is located in British Columbia on their search for a Viticulturalist to oversee viticulture operations across the Okanagan Valley.

Nestled amidst picturesque landscapes and bathed in the golden glow of the sun, this exceptional winery is a testament to passion, innovation, and the art of winemaking. Here, every sip is an adventure, weaving together the rich tapestry of flavors and aromas crafted with meticulous care and expertise. From the rolling vineyards to the state-of-the-art facilities, each aspect of this enchanting estate whispers tales of tradition, excellence, and the boundless possibilities of the vine.

Welcome to a world where every bottle tells a story, and every visit is an unforgettable journey into the heart of wine country.

As a Viticulturalist, you will be responsible for:

  • Maximize viticulture efficiency for target yield
  • Provide monthly variance reports with future plans
  • Maintain detailed vineyard operation records
  • Input on BC grape supply planning
  • Manage grape acreage for various aspects
  • Control viticulture technical budget
  • Coordinate harvest with Winemaker
  • Recruit, train, and motivate vineyard labor
  • Monitor crop maturity and harvest conditions
  • Conduct production research for improvement
  • Operate machinery and train in safe operations
  • Ensure vineyard facilities and equipment maintenance
  • Lead large-scale replanting and virus management projects
  • Develop annual vineyard plans and crop estimates
  • Collaborate with Temporary Foreign Worker Program
  • Participate actively in winery management
  • Collect vineyard data and produce timely reports
  • Prioritize safety procedures and support safety programs
  • Maintain positive grower relations and manage contracts
  • Monitor vineyard health for disease and stress
  • Implement irrigation, fertilizer, and chemical applications for block requirements
  • Supervise Temporary Foreign Workers

Requirements:

  • B.Sc. or higher in Oenology and Viticulture, or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of vineyard management experience
  • Familiar with various development stages of a vineyard.
  • Capable of managing operations across a large span of acreage.
  • Strong leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities
  • Extensive knowledge of vineyard pest and disease identification
  • Proficiency in operating vineyard tools and equipment
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Flexibility to work varying hours based on seasonal vineyard needs
  • Physically fit

Interested? Apply directly to our hiring manager Amanda West by emailing [email protected]

Contract Info / Information sur le contrat
  • Job ID / No. du Poste: 35504
  • Open Positions / Postes Ouverts: 1
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