director of vineyard operations resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
Professional Summary

Emersed in agriculture from a child on the family ranch which developed into RH Phillips vineyards and Toasted Head wines in Yolo County California.
UC Davis formally educated in Viticulture and Enology combined with real-world training in vineyard management, wine growing, and Winemaking.

A diverse industry across many fields, soil to bottle, wine requires people who have attained a wide range of knowledge.

Experienced in science and practice of both winemaking and vineyards. Successful innovative wine growing experience California, Oregon, and Washington.

A degree in viticulture and Enology, University of California- Davis. One of the top winemaking research schools,

Attitude, work ethic, and temperament with proven results in a culture dedicated to everything quality.

Deep dedication to improve the environmental impact. With a focus on the highest employee quality of life, wine quality, and economics in the acquisition, production, and marketing of grapes and wine brands.

Studied Business and Environmental Sciences at Humboldt State University.

Viticulture Classes, Santa Rosa Junior College Grape growing program focused on modern practices in the North Coast region.

Accomplished in vineyard development, trellis systems, irrigation practices, crop care pruning, thinning, canopy management, disease prevention, technical in computing.

Focus on matching rootstock and clone to site, spacing, trellis, crop level, topography, frost control, nutrient management. Vineyard site visits to gain experiences for vineyard operation about the challenges and success.

Extensive knowledge of Regenerative Agriculture and Organic farming, working towards Certification. Deep knowledge of soil health, nutritional care, vine physiology, particularly to how it affects wine quality and wine chemistry.

Great respect for the environment, with a philosophy that a vineyard is part of a living system focused on giving back more than is taken.

  • Ability to match Wine growing production (grape supply) with needs of Winemaking for quality and price point.
  • In depth understanding of challenges growers face while knowing demands to produce highest quality wine brands to stand out in extremely competitive markets.
  • Strong skill set to picture crop from onset of season. Predict and preempt problems in vineyard before issues arise.
  • Strong ability to balance crop with price point of wine brand while maximizing quality at commercial levels.
  • Strong skill set in both verbal and written communication. Computer and technology abilities to learn and incorporate into work environment.
  • Understanding that vine to crop balance is crucial to quality. Being on time, meticulous attention to all detail, communication, transparency, anticipating winemaking needs in relation to wine growing.
  • Relating to, guiding, and mentoring growers to assure wine growing quality is achieved.
  • Skilled in writing grape contracts; negotiating contracts, terminating when not meeting terms to match wine brand needs in quality and supply. Ability to work with growers to achieve those quality and supply needs.
  • Strong knowledge of farming practices for regenerative agriculture in cultural manner to improve environment of land water air. Striving to improves peoples working conditions. Economics with long-term sustainable approach to financial success.
  • Strong Organization
  • Proficient In Microsoft Office
  • Follow Through
Work History
12/2017 to Current
Director of Vineyard Operations JK Vineyards, Dunnigan Hills Ranch, And Matchbook City, STATE,
  • Director of vineyard operations, JK Vineyards, Dunnigan Hills Ranch, Matchbook wine Company
  • Performed all farming and viticulture operations for 1,650 acres of grapes and 330 acres of Olives
  • Established budget, achieve crop levels yield estimates and achieving quality
  • Crop Care, recommendations and oversee application
  • Viticulture, canopy management, and all cultural practices
  • Irrigation water quality distribution and deficit replacement levels
  • Manage implement and negotiation with winery representative for all estate and grower contracts, implement and oversee wine growing to meet winemaker needs and expectations
  • Certified Lodi Rules Sustainable and Green Harvest compliance to ensure application of farming practices and document requirements for certification.
02/2016 to 12/2017
Director of Viticulture Walhuke Wine Company City, STATE,
  • Director of viticulture, Wahluke wine company
  • Responsible for viticulture and wine growing recommendations for Estate vineyards and Grower Relations Representative for approximately 10,000 tons of grapes annually
  • Recommend and oversee viticulture requirements of about 10,000 tons, to meet needs of winery for each wine brand. Some larger clients were Milbrandt Estate wines, Kirkland Columbia valley and Charles Smith Wines
02/2011 to 11/2013
Operations Viticulture Manager North Slope Management City, STATE,
  • Directed operations and viticulture farming plan for Seven Hill Vineyards. Assisted in vineyard development and oversaw custom farming of client properties at Sevein.
  • Led farming and Viticulture team. Oversaw and implemented LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) Practices and certification. LIVE Regional Chairperson, east, 2012-2013.
  • Prepared farming company budgets managed vineyard properties, business planning and strategies to streamline profit and loss. Managed growing and sales of grapes with up to 30 winery clients.
Expected in 06/2003 to to
Bachelor of Science: Viticulture And Enology
University of California - Davis - Davis, CA

Program aimed to impart in the students a diverse knowledge of Wine Grape Growing and Winemaking. Heavy in the sciences, such as Organic and Winemaking Chemistry Analysis and Statistics, Viticulture practices in Plant material, Disease management, Soil Science and Plant Genetics, Physiology, and Site Selection, Preparation related to Terroir. Along with focus on the history of the wine industry California and human history


Zamora Fire Department, Volunteer Fire Fighter

Former Associate Director with the Yolo RCD, Resource Conservation District.

By clicking Customize This Resume, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Your data is safe with us

Any information uploaded, such as a resume, or input by the user is owned solely by the user, not LiveCareer. For further information, please visit our Terms of Use.

Resume Overview

School Attended

  • University of California - Davis

Job Titles Held:

  • Director of Vineyard Operations
  • Director of Viticulture
  • Operations Viticulture Manager


  • Bachelor of Science

By clicking Customize This Resume, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

*As seen in:As seen in: