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Valerie Ross

Category: Industry

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Date: October 22nd, 2018

Company: The Red Hook Winery

Position: Tasting Room Manager


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The Red Hook Winery, an urban winery on Pier 41 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, is seeking a strong & organized Tasting Room Manager for its tasting room, which is open daily from noon-6pm.

The Red Hook Winery was founded in 2008 to highlight New York State viticulture. We make our wines on-site from 100% New York grapes. Our winemakers–Robert Foley, Abe Schoener, and Christopher Nicolson–vinify unique expressions of the climate, geology and agriculture that make New York unlike any other growing region in the world.

Date: July 30th, 2018
Company: Wagner Vineyards
Position(s): Assistant Winemaker / Co-Winemaker

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As one of the Finger Lake Region’s few estate wineries, Wagner Vineyards cultivates 20 grape varieties on 250 acres. Our philosophy is that great wines begin in the vineyard and we attribute our success to the emphasis placed on quality control throughout the winemaking process. We’re looking for an experienced winemaker with knowledge and passion for grape varietals and vinifera in the Finger Lakes region. Applicants should have a minimum of five years of winemaking experience. A bachelor’s degree in enology or viticulture is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Date: July 16th, 2018
Company: Adirondack Winery 
Position(s): Various, see below
Contact/Info: See links

Date: July 16th, 2018
Company: Buttonwood Grove Winery
Position(s): Tasting Room Sales Manager 
Contact/Info: Email cover letter and resume to

Now is a great time to join an exciting, growing, fast paced team at Buttonwood Grove Winery! We are looking for a Tasting Room Sales Manager for our rapidly growing tasting room.  This is a new position on our team and the focus will be on enhancing our customers' experience.  Interested applicants should have the following qualities:

  • Team focus
  • Outgoing, friendly and professional personality
  • Ability to work well with all types of people
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Adaptability to new situations
  • Motivation to learn and implement new skills
  • Collaborative management style
  • Team building skills
  • Fun

Duties will include:

  • Training of sales associates 
  • Enhancing guest experience
  • Growing retail sales
  • Guest relations
  • Managing presentation of tasting room
  • Retail operations
  • Sales Associate Management
  • Other duties as specified

Date: July 16th, 2018
Company: Buttonwood Grove Winery
Position(s): Vineyard/Cellar Assistant
Contact/Info: Email cover letter and resume to

Buttonwood Grove Winery, an exciting, fast paced, growing winery on the East side of Cayuga Lake, is looking for a Vineyard/Cellar assistant to help us with our upcoming harvest.  This is a full time seasonal position that will include working with both our vineyard manager and winemaker for the 2018 harvest.  We are looking for candidates that have the following qualities:

  • Desire to learn new things and work hard
  • Willingness to work a changing schedule, many weeks overtime
  • Be a team player
  • Able to lift 40lbs repeatedly

Duties will include all facets of vineyard work and wine making.  Prior vineyard/winery work would be a plus but not required.  This is a real team player position and the candidate should be excited to perform new tasks on a daily basis.  

Date: June 26th, 2018

Company: Heron Hill Canandaigua Lake
Position: Assistant Vineyard Manager
Contact/Info: Eric Frarey,

General Description of Duties:

Reporting to and along with the Vineyard Manager, supervise and coordinate all of the various farming activities for vineyards on Keuka Lake in Hammondsport, NY. Assignments involve the execution of general vineyard management work requiring broad skills and knowledge in the areas of pruning, hilling up and down, weed control, chemical applications, disease and pest control, cultivation and canopy management and harvest. Assists in all vineyard development activities including land preparation, tillage, trellis, planting, equipment selection, etc. Directs work assignments with Vineyard Manager, delegating work to seasonal personnel in an effective manner. Trains and monitors seasonal personnel in the areas of scheduling, procedures, safety and regulations related to vineyard functions. Maintains close supervision of field crews, assuring proper procedures and quality of work.

Specific Duties:

  1. Works with a workforce consisting of seasonal personnel, equipment operators, mechanics, etc. as well as contractors.
  2. Plans and coordinates activities of vineyard seasonal personnel.
  3. Scouts and monitors crops for insect & disease pressure; plans and implements fungicide and pesticide programs; keeps accurate records of pesticide & chemical usage and inventories.
  4. Maintains accurate, timely records of daily event, equipment and work schedules.
  5. Records timecard data on a daily basis to ensure accuracy in payroll and budget.
  6. Assists in the preparation of the annual capital expenditure and operating expense budgets and monthly reviews.
  7. Submits a weekly report to Vineyard Manager to recap week/execution and note preplans for upcoming week.
  8. Assists in requisitioning, operating and maintaining all tools, equipment and vehicles. Reviews all expenditures to ensure that all operations are within budgetary parameters.
  9. Interprets and enforces company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations. Assists in the implementation of employee safety training programs.
  10. Successfully manages people. Provides performance feedback on employees to manager as needed. May help Vineyard Manager address communications, performance, employee relations issues that occur with seasonal personnel.
  11. Represents Vineyards and Vineyard Manager in absence of VM and/or conducts market and guest tours, deals with outside vendors, at meetings in a professional and knowledgeable manner.
  12. Works as required throughout the year.
  13. Takes on special projects as assigned by the Vineyard Manager.
  14. Other duties as assigned.

Background/Experience/Skills Required:

  1. A minimum of two years of direct experience in vineyard management and/or development is required. Strong communication skills are essential with the ability to speak and write clearly and well. This position requires excellent planning and organizational skills as well as the ability and desire to be a team player. Demonstrates good/great people skills; the ability to build positive, constructive relationships at all levels of the company. Position requires some computer proficiency and ability to work with company software and programs such as Microsoft Office, Excel, etc.
  2. Must have a valid New York Driver’s License.
  3. Must have or obtain the DEC Pesticide Application Permit
  4. Must have or obtain a forklift operator certification (can be done through the winery)
  5. Degree in Viticulture or related field and/or equivalent, relevant experience is preferred.
  6. Must know how to operate and be able to show others how to operate:
    1. Equipment: Wheel Tractor, Pickup
    2. Implements: Disc, Seeder, Mower, Sprayer, Braun Hoe, Post Pounder
    3. Knows/Learns how to: Calibrate sprayer, set hydraulics, simple repairs, service equipment

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds. Must be able to operate farming implements, large machinery, vehicles on flat land and hillsides. Employee is exposed to wet and or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, farming chemicals and fertilizers. The employee will be exposed to seasonal weather conditions (summer heat, cold weather, rain).This job description is not limited to the duties described and may be subject to change as needed.

All interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to COO, Eric Frarey via e-mail at