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Vineyard Manager 

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Trump Winery, Virginia’s largest vineyard, is seeking a Vineyard Manager. Planted with nearly 200 acres of French vinifera varieties for still and sparkling wines, the Vineyard Manager will play a key role in the continued refinement of our vineyard farming practices. This position will work with the winemaker in growing premium wine grapes through data collection, analysis, logistical support, as well as assist in day to day operations and labor management. This is a full-time, year-round positon. Compensation package to include employee housing if desired.

 

Title: Vineyard Manager

Location: Trump Winery - 20 minutes south of Charlottesville

Wage: DOE, Competitive

Benefits: Affordable medical, dental, and vision insurance, PTO (paid vacation, sick days, and holidays), 401k eligibility after one year, generous employee discount, travel discounts at Trump Hotels, educational opportunities, paid volunteer days, and more.

 

**Please submit wage requirements and resume when applying**

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Maintain the chemical spray program including health and safety compliance and training, record keeping, proper chemical selection and purchasing, and adherence to spray intervals and worker reentry
  • Create annual farm plan related to pruning and redevelopment strategies, canopy management techniques and timing, and soil fertility
  • Collect and analyze viticultural data including: pruning weights, phenology tracking, crop estimates, tissue testing, berry development, and soil tests
  • Perform vineyard observations including pest and disease scouting, crop health, and efficiency
  • Manage and oversee annual fruit sales including pricing, contracts, deposit, scheduling, and payment
  • Monitor the department's budget and obtain approval from management when additional spending is necessary
  • Manage, train, and oversee full and part time staff to complete day to day vineyard operations
  • Keeping accurate records of all vineyard operations
  • Manage and oversee compliance with vineyard H-2A labor program
  • Code and approve invoices for accounting in a timely fashion
  • Provide instructions for new hires on company's time keeping policy according to handbook, enrolling hourly employees at a timeclock once employee ID # has been assigned
  • Verify accurate payroll records, submitting signed time sheets in a timely fashion to the Controller on payroll processing days
  • Ensure understanding of and enforce all company policies with employees; issue disciplinary action notices when needed; submit all HR paperwork in a timely fashion to Controller for employee file
  • Conduct annual performance reviews for employees following company standards; providing documentation to Controller for personnel files
  • Develop and implement applicable training programs for department and help to create and update SOPs when necessary
  • Provide accurate reports: employee hours, schedules, pay rates, job changes, etc
  • Create, train, and follow safe operating procedures; safeguard personal safety, company property, environmental and team member’s safety
  • Participate in continuing education programs and research within the industry to enhance expertise
  • All other projects and tasks that may be assigned from time to time

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Degree in Viticulture or related Agricultural Science required
  • 5+ years viticulture experience, preferably in environments managing a minimum of 50 acres of wine grapes including hands on vineyard management and team development
  • Hands on experience planting new vineyards including clone, root stock, and site selection
  • Physically fit and capable of standing for 8 hrs, push, pull, twist, and lift 70 lbs
  • Good analytical and computer skills
  • Pesticide Applicators License desired
  • Valid Driver’s required
  • Conversational Spanish required
  • Strong interest in producing ultra-premium wine
  • Possess a “can do” attitude and believes anything is possible with the right focus
  • Thrives on change that improves results
  • Effective leadership and strategic influencing skills
  • High level of attention to detail

 

See why we’ve been named “one of the best places to work in Charlottesville”. We offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • Fantastic benefits including paying 80% of medical and dental premiums
  • Vacation, sick and holiday pay
  • 401k
  • Generous discounts on wine, merchandise and hotels
  • Training opportunities
  • 2 paid team volunteer days per year

 

 

Trump Vineyard Estates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other categories protected by federal, state, and local law.

Trump Vineyard Estates participates in the E-Verify Program (Identity and Employment Eligibility Verification) and uses E-Verify to confirm work authorization. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.

Este Empleador participa en E-Verify (Verificación de Documentos de Identidad y Elegibilidad de Empleo).

 
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