Viticulturalist (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  TerraVox Winery (http://www.terravox.wine)

  Kansas City, Missouri

Job Title: Viticulturalist

Location: TerraVox Winery: 19310 NW Farley Hampton Rd, Kansas City, MO 64153.

Job Type: [Full-Time]

Job Description:

TerraVox is a 100% estate-grown vineyard and winery nestled in the heart of the Midwest, with a strong dedication to cultivating and reviving the great possibilities of Native North American Grape Varieties. We focus on producing award-winning, food-friendly, fine wines. We are seeking a skilled and passionate Viticulturalist with an interest in winemaking to join our team at TerraVox Winery. This role entails comprehensive management of vineyard operations and active support in winemaking processes, particularly during the harvest season and bottling.

Key Responsibilities:

Vineyard Tasks and Administration:

  • Schedule and oversee vineyard tasks including pruning, canopy management, netting, spraying, irrigation, propagation, etc.
  • Record and maintain data logs for all vineyard conditions and activities.
  • Initiate and implement and manage sustainable programs re: pest management, ground cover and weed control.
  • Order materials and supplies like mulch, PPE, tools, etc.
  • Manage spraying schedules and alerts.
  • Manage cuttings sales.
  • Conduct regular vine condition checks and berry sampling.
  • Coordinate the harvest process.
  • Maintain vineyard infrastructure, such as fence and trellis repairs, and equipment maintenance.

Winemaking Assistance:

  • Collect samples for winemaking analysis.
  • Record key winemaking parameters such as pH, TA, and brix in the wine log.
  • Assist in cleaning and maintaining winemaking vessels and equipment.
  • Participate in crush pad activities including grape processing and equipment cleaning.

Bottling Support:

  • Support the bottling process including preparation, logistical support, execution, and cleanup.

Qualifications:

  • Degree/credited certification in Viticulture, Horticulture, Agriculture, or a related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience in vineyard management, with an interest or background in winemaking.
  • Proficient in viticulture and basic winemaking procedures.
  • Strong organizational, leadership, and data management skills.
  • Physical ability to work in various conditions and perform demanding tasks, including tractor operation.
  • Excellent communication skills and team management capabilities.
  • Bi-lingual is preferred but not a requirement.

 

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance including Vision and Dental
  • PTO plus paid holidays
  • Retirement Plan

How to Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to: [email protected] with the subject line, "Viticulturalist Position". Position will be open until filled.  To learn more about us visit: www.terravox.wine

 

 

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