USA Vineyard Manager Farmer - up to $35,000

Monday, 16 November, 2020
james melillo     01-206-406-0772
  

Priam Vineyards, an International Gold Medal Winning (Berlin, NYC, San Francisco) operation consisting of vineyard, winery and event center is looking for a vineyard manager who will report to the Winemaker to work hands on in the fields and event center We are a 40 acre location with approximately 9,000 vines and are looking to replace our SA Farm Manager who is moving back home. Our Connecticut company has been in business for 23 years and is about 1.5 hours from New York City and Boston.  We have long history of excellence. We have tripled the size of our tasting room and doubled our production space. We are growing at double digits every year for the last 5 including 2020 and are looking to maintain that rate. 

We are looking for a younger but experienced Farm Manager to oversee our growing operations.  The Farm Manager will be responsible for equipment management, repair, planting, disease control, harvesting, garden planning and operations and an eye toward making a profit.  Some vineyard experience is required. You will be reporting to the winemaker on planning, organizing, and managing the activities of the vineyard as well as helping out in the winery and with the events.  This is a hands-on job as well as planning with other professionals 

The duties include working in the field on pruning, coordinating the collection of fruit during the harvest, working in the fields and leading by example. You will be learning from a world class winemaker about grapes and making wine. You will be assisting in operations of the events/weddings which requires approximately 18 nights a year of being on site during the event to make sure equipment is functioning. 

The manager will pitch in physically to make sure the operation is in tip top shape and understand when to delegate and when to pick up a shovel or hammer. You can find us at Priamvineyards.com web site. 

SOME OF THE FARM MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES: 

-Vine planting and management 

Farm safety 
- Working and strategizing with the winemaker 
- Operations Decisions 
- Field Work Supervision 
- Collaborate with management to purchase and negotiate farm supplies, chemicals, fertilizer, sprays etc. 
- Equipment Maintenance 
- Chemical Storage oversight 
- Application and Mixing of Chemicals 
- Determine and participation in Spray Schedule 
- Maintain detailed harvest records 
- Record of all spray, pesticide, application, harvest, planting schedules 
- Ability to multi-task 

FARM MANAGER REQUIREMENTS:  

-3+ years of Farm Management experience with at least 1 year of vineyard experience 
-Experience with all farm machinery including spraying, tractors, and other PTO addons. 
-Commercial/Conventional Growing Experience. 
- J-1 Visa assistance and payment 
- Single person is a good fit 

About Priam Vineyards: 

We are an integrated vineyard, winery, event center focusing on agro-tourism. We have grown double digits every year and need a new manager to help continue the growth. 

 Compensation 

$35,000 Annually  

Benefits Offered 

Car, paid vacation and paid Holidays 

Start Date  
January depending on availability 

Reply with a resume to Jim Melillo  

Jim@priamvineyards.com with copy to winemaker@priamvineyards.com