ASSISTANT VINEYARD MANAGER (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Tri-Valley Vineyard Mgmt, Inc

  Healdsburg, California

Tri-Valley Vineyard Management is seeking a very organized and motivated Assistant Vineyard Manager to join our management team. Working under the direction of the Vineyard Manager, this individual will oversee the day-to-day management and development of vineyards located primarily in the Healdsburg, Geyserville area. 

•  A minimum of 5 years experience in all phases of viticulture, vineyard management and development.
•  Must have a current CA Driver’s License, with clean DMV report.
•  Proficiency in Spanish/ basic English.
•  Good planning and organizational skills.
•  Good written and oral communication skills.
•  Good basic computer skills.
•  Ability to manage changing priorities while maintaining a positive attitude.
•  Ability to perform physically demanding tasks.
•  Ability to lift and/ or move up to 50 pounds and regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
•  Ability to work outdoors in changing weather conditions.
•  Willingness to drive to various vineyard locations in Sonoma County.
•  Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, holidays, seasonal night duties, and periodic overtime.
•  Willingness to assist vineyard manager with other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
•  Ensure that the day-to-day vineyard operations are completed safely and efficiently.
•  Work closely with vineyard manager to coordinate activities of labor crews, equipment operators and other related personnel.
•  Assist with the management of irrigation, fertilization, and pest spray programs.
•  Monitor vineyard operations to ensure fruit quality and production are achieved.
•  Manage and improve workforce training and performance.
•  Communicate to vineyard manager of daily progress.
•  Promote a positive work environment and overall employee morale.

Must have experience with the following:
•  Ability to operate tractors and other farm equipment.
•  Basic tractor repair & maintenance.
•  Basic farm equipment repair & maintenance.
•  Disking and mowing of vineyards 
•  Application of fungicides, herbicides and pesticides.
•  Trellis installation and maintenance.
•  Irrigation installation and maintenance.
•  Frost protection of vineyards.
•  Planting, pruning, tying and training of grapevines.
•  Vineyard harvesting.
•  Training of personnel.
•  Keeping records of vineyard operations.

Work Environment
•  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. 
•  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
•  The work environment is both indoors and outdoors, including all weather conditions: cold, muddy, windy, hail, foggy, or rainy in winter, sunny and very hot during summer. Temperatures may range from 25-110°F
•  On ranches, the employee will occasionally experience exposure to airborne agents like dust, spores, pollens, insects, smells, etc.

This job description is not limited to the duties described and may be subject to change as needed.

Salary Information:
Our company offers very competitive salaries and benefits. 

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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