Fort Berens is looking for a Vineyard Manager

Vineyard Manager If you are qualified and are looking to live in a beautiful environment with affordable housing, and lots of outdoor activities, please apply! Our vineyard is located in the magnificent Fraser Canyon. Lillooet is one of the "Hot Spots" in Canada, with a climate that is comparable with the South Okanagan. In 2009, we planted 20 acres with six varieties: Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. In 20189 more acres in Merlot and Cabernet Franc were added. In 2019 nine acres more will follow. The Lillooet area became one of the new designated VQA areas in BC this year. Responsibilities: The Vineyard Manager’s role and responsibilities include:
  • Develop and manage the vineyard plan and related budget
  • Manage an established vineyard, nurture a young vineyard and plant a new vineyard
  • Build and manage a vineyard and harvest team
  • Ensure compliance with Federal and Provincial regulations like WorkSafe BC
  • Look after employee health and safety policies and procedures
The Vineyard Manager must be willing to work on a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, as needed. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual looking to advance their career in viticulture. Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience viticulture or horticulture;
  • A degree in viticulture is an asset;
  • Self-starter, with initiative and the desire to increase knowledge and skills;
  • A leader and team player, able to work and interact with many different players;
  • Physically fit and able to work outdoors throughout the year;
  • A focus on continuous learning and development in the vineyard managers role;
  • Functional knowledge of excel & word;
  • A valid passport; BC driver’s license; Pesticide Applicator Certificate; First Aid Level I;
Offer: A full-time, year-round position, salary and benefits will be according to experience.
Contact name: 
Heleen Pannekoek
(778) 209-7024
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