Vineyard And Production Manager

Skywalker Properties Ltd. Nicasio , CA 94946

Posted 4 days ago

Our ultra-premium wine company is searching for a Vineyard and Production Manager to provide leadership for vineyard operations in Marin. This position will ensure that all vineyard work and operational objectives set by senior management are completed on time and within budgetary guidelines.

The Vineyard Manager will provide direction and leadership for a variety of vineyard responsibilities included, but not limited to the following:

  • Supervise and evaluate work performed by vineyard contracted company
  • Irrigation management
  • Plant nutrition
  • Soil and plant tissue analysis
  • Safety programs
  • Frost control
  • Hands on field work and monitoring
  • Farm/Vineyard equipment operation
  • Pesticide Application License/Use reporting to the County of Marin
  • Integrated pest management programs
  • Calibrate equipment and check application rates
  • Aerial drone operation and data analysis
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Sustainability programs
  • Coordinate harvest
  • Winery logistics in support of crush, general winery work, cleaning, topping, racking, and bottling
  • All other tasks assigned


Education / Experience:

  • BS in viticulture, oenology, or horticulture recommended or equivalent experience, 3 years or more in a similar role

Required Skills / Competencies:

  • Must have knowledge of equipment and understand farming systems
  • Must demonstrate proven leadership capabilities
  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have a clean driving record and a valid drivers license

Preferred Skills / Competencies:

  • Bilingual is preferred, but not required
  • PCA license is preferred, but not required (Pest Control)
  • Prior education or experience in irrigation techniques and sustainable crop production is a plus.

Technical Skills:

  • Internet and basic computer skills for research and reporting

Additional Skills a plus:

  • pruning and chain saw, tractor principals, tillage awareness. landscaping power tools like weed whipping, hand tools etc. organic soil fertility, composting techniques, climate reading, timing of work, grape harvest techniques, pest awareness
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Vineyard And Production Manager

Skywalker Properties Ltd.