Vineyard Foreman

  • Location: Toronto
  • Posting Date: February 21, 2019
  • Job Order ID: 215638
  • Consultant: Ryan Vanjoff
  • Industry: Beverage Alcohol
The vines are lovingly raised in the limestone-rich soils of the three distinct and unique vineyards. Our client focuses on those grape varietals that most effectively showcase the terroir of the region. The result is award-winning, terroir-based wines that reflect a standard for quality and the character of Prince Edward County.

Vineyard Foreman

Key Responsibilities:
  • Carry out all vineyard activities as directed by the Winemaker.
  • Actively maintain all vineyard equipment and machinery, including a maintenance log of all scheduled and non-scheduled repairs.
  • Communicate with the winemaker clearly when they are off-site, with regular updates and reporting.
  • Report any hazards or safety concerns to the winemaker.
  • Maintain all Winery properties and ensure they are always in good appearance.
  • Supervision of seasonal vineyard staff.
Vineyard Duties:
  • Maintain records for spray application, maintenance schedules and activities, staff hours and activities etc.
  • Supervise seasonal vineyard workers on a daily basis, and work with the winemaker to ensure all work is being done efficiently and to the desired standards.
  • Carry out all tractor work as required throughout the season.
  • Operate all vineyard machinery and equipment in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Evaluate/monitor wines on a regular basis.
  • Allocate staff effectively between tasks to ensure work priorities are being completed in a timely manner.
  • Maintain all vineyard trellises.
Winery Duties:
  • Assist with the processing of grapes at harvest, including operating equipment, cleaning, and supervision of grape sorters.
  • Forklift operation.
  • Other harvest specific duties as required.
Other:
  • Keep the Winery property driveway and entrance snow plowed and de-iced in winter.
  • Keep all winery properties clean of garbage, tidy, well maintained and in good appearance.
  • Ensure the migrant worker house is in good condition at all times.
  • Look after migrant workers, including driving them for weekly shopping trips, bank visits, monitor their morale and help with other care as needed.
  • Wine deliveries.
  • Other duties as required.