Profession vineyard manager

Vineyard managers orchestrate the conduct of the vineyard and the winery, in some cases also the  administration and marketing.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Environmental legislation in agriculture and forestry

    Awareness on enviromental legislation, policies, principles relevant for agriculture and forestry. Awareness of the impact on the enviroment of local agricultural precedures and practices. Means to adjust the production to new enviromental regulations and policies.

  • Fertilisation principles

    The study of plant, soil structure, climatic and environmental issues in agronomical production.

  • Agricultural business management

    Understand business principles behind agricultural production and the marketing of its products.

  • Viticulture

    Understanding of vine growth and principles of viticulture.

  • Pest control in plants

    Types and features of pests in plants and crops. Different kinds of pest control methods, activities using conventional or biological methods taking into account the type of plant or crop, environmental and climate conditions and health and safety regulations. Storage and handling of products.

  • Wine related sciences

    Sciences such as chemistry, biology and microbiology, as well as laboratory skills, where they concern wine.

  • Winery production process

    Winery production processes and safety requirements. Winemaking principles. Engineering and flow process technology (pumps and hoses).

  • Health and safety regulations

    Necessary health, safety, hygiene and environmental standards and legislation rules in the sector of particular activity.

Skills

  • Supervise pest and disease control

    Scout for pest damage, order pesticides as needed and within given budget, supervise mixing and application of pesticides, maintain records of pesticide application.

  • Evaluate vineyard problems

    Detect and assess vineyard problems. Recommendations effective, timely and economic solutions to deliver fruit of a high quality.

  • Manage chemical testing procedures

    Manage the procedures to be used in chemical testing by designing them and conducting tests accordingly.

  • Monitor grounds maintenance

    Supervise ground operations, such as mulching, weeding, bush-hogging, sweeping all walk areas, removing snow, repairing fences, and picking up trash.

  • Control grape quality

    Discuss the quality and quantity of the grapes with viticulturists throughout the growing season.

  • Manage agricultural staff

    Recruit and manage staff. This includes defining the job needs of the organisation, defining the criteria and process for recruitment. Develop the competences of the staff according current and future needs of the company and individuals. Ensure health and safety of the staff, including the implementation of all relevant health and safety procedures and relatations with regular follow-up procedures.

  • Manage wine production

    Manage the wine production and review the production pipeline and volumes.

  • Control wine quality

    Taste the wine and strive to improve the quality. Develop new styles of wine. Making sure that quality is maintained during all production stages, including when it is bottled. Records quality checks line with specifications. Assume responsibility for the maintenance of all quality parameters for all wines.

  • Supervise hygiene procedures in agricultural settings

    Ensure that hygiene procedures in agricultural settings are followed, taking into account the regulations of specific areas of action e.q. livestock, plants, local farm products, etc.

  • Manage technical aspects of vineyard production

    Control the whole production process in teræs of quantity and quality. Decide about new pratices in vineyard and winery by using internal information and consultation processus.

  • Conform to health and safety regulations

    Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

  • Manage production enterprise

    Organise and instruct staff, plan production strategies and programmes including sales. Carry out input purchase orders, materials, equipment and manage stocks etc. Awareness of demands of the businesses customers and adjustments accordingly to plans and strategies. Estimate resources and control budget of enterprise applying business economics, production development and project management principles.

Optional knowledge and skills

organic farming implement sales strategies agronomy implement marketing strategies develop grape growing techniques use different communication channels manage agri-tourism activites business management principles maintain relationship with customers

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