Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #199

Director of Vineyard Operation
Full Time
Coastal Range Vineyards
Santa Cruz Mountains
Coastal Range Vineyards is a well-established vineyard management company responsible for producing high quality, sustainably grown wine grapes in the Santa Cruz Mountains and surrounding areas. Coastal Range Vineyards leads the way when it comes to ultra premium, high end wine grape production. Our wide range of services include new vineyard installations, management of existing ones, and consultations for both commercial and home growers. We also offer custom crush options for private and commercial label wines. Coastal Range Vineyards focuses on vineyard aesthetics, high quality grapes, and premium wines.

If you are passionate about vineyards and wine, and have a strong work ethic, then we invite you to join our team. We are looking for a motivated candidate with strong leadership skills who is able to communicate well with clients, supervise staff, compile management strategies and carry out management schedules. You will need the ability to do the following:
Depends on Experience
Starting now through March
Supervise various levels of employees
Planning and coordinating crews, equipment, materials and tools
Supervise pesticide and other material applications to the vineyards
Supervise irrigation/fertilizing programs
Planning and oversight of all operations and tasks associated with multiple vineyard sites
Assisting with budgets for vineyards
Providing excellent service and clear communication with client vineyard owners throughout the year
Manage employees fairly and consistently
Develop and maintain a culture that promotes the ability for individuals to succeed in an environment that is supportive
Monitoring seasonal vine care, pest, and disease risks
Implementation of spray program for various vineyards across several counties
Maintain and promote Safety program, schedule key trainings and ensure compliance to safety protocol and OSHA standards

• 3+ yrs experience – Ag Management
• Degree in Viticulture and/or Ag Business preferred
• Bilingual – Spanish a plus
• QAL License preferred
• PCA License preferred
• Leadership skills with demonstrated ability to build a strong and cohesive team
• Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and Spanish
• Strong work ethic with organizational and time management skills
• Mechanical aptitude and general equipment operation experience
• Ability to keep accurate and detailed records using Excel or Google Sheets
• Valid driver's license and insurable DMV record.
Taylor Muhly

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