Garden Assistant Manager

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Companies, like great wines, are not just produced; rather they are carefully cultivated. We are seeking passionate individuals to join our team at Eco Terreno where we employ our experience in winemaking with time honored traditions in a healthy respect for the land. With 140-acres of Biodynamically and organically certified land, planted primarily to vineyards in Alexander Valley near Cloverdale, we are one of the leading wine farms in Northern California.

We believe our choices are opportunities to directly impact our future. We embrace the challenges and strive to nurture our planet and its inhabitants. By committing to being part of the solution, as opposed to part of the problem, we hope to inspire others to do the same. It may not be the most profitable or quickest path to success, but it is the most responsible and caring. We are confident small steps create greater strides and are grateful to share our journey with you.

As a company we echo the holistic habitat of our farm and thoughtfully embrace intention in everything we do. The caring hands that tend our fruit and the participants in our journey to share our wine with you, are valued as friends and family. By extending strong living wages and benefits to our team, which are far above industry standards, we are authentic in our purpose and our passion.


  • Under the direction of the Eco Terreno Vineyards (ETV) leadership team, assist with duties required to grow and maintain the company’s Biodynamic garden and farmscape programs. Key responsibilities will entail: capacity to engage in ways to prototype and build out the existing/planned production gardens , orchards and insectaries, growing the potential of these areas as value-added product for direct-to-consumer sales, incorporate food crops into the vineyard and property, initiate propagation and planting of perennial native plants to increase biodiversity of wine farm, manage sales to diverse markets and sales outlets (including but limited to: CSA boxes, Farmers Markets, grocery stores and restaurants), oversee and manage wine farm team, and enrich current garden and farmscaping spaces.
  • Integrate Eco Terreno’s conceptual understanding of food gardens, insectaries and farmscape development for a healthy and productive wine farm


  • Ensure all garden and farmscape operations are completed in accordance with direction from ETV leadership
  • Create and implement with supporting documents an annual/seasonal crop seeding and succession planting plan
  • Develop, and implement, on-going budgets for production and perennial gardens including infrastructure
  • Implement and oversee capital development projects relating to garden and farmscape areas (e.g., planting new spaces, building garden infrastructure)
  • Integrate, coordinate and lead garden programs with all wine farm programs and practices
  • Through collaboration with the chef regarding vision to develop our culinary garden program
  • Using biodynamic and regenerative principles; develop and track fertility plans, understand disease and pest pressures and develop and implement plans, accordingly
  • Familiarity with standards and practices for organic, regenerative, and biodynamic certification for consideration and implementation of all growing/processing related actions. Maintain all records, and participate in process as needed, for current and future certifications
  • Interface with the guests about farm practices (giving tours, talks, workshops etc.)
  • In collaboration with marketing, hospitality and culinary teams create and develop value-added products from farmscape
  • Maintain, map and catalog of all perennial plants in the gardens, insectaries, and orchards within the property, in collaboration with ETV Leadership team
  • Implement perennial propagation schedule to increase the biodiversity on the wine farm
  • Manage and update garden budget
  • Collaborate with all seasonal biodynamic activities
  • Participate and assist in vineyard program work as needed/directed
  • Plan and grow monthly summer CSA box program
  • Prepare and attend weekly local Farmers Markets
  • Interact and add local accounts


  • Education/Experience: BS in a Plant Science-related field (preferred) & comprehensive gardening experience; 4+ years (required)
  • Familiarity with biodynamics, regenerative, organic and perma-culture practices in the field and greenhouse (preferred)
  • Working knowledge of a regenerative farm growing system, including the distribution and transportation of produce (preferred)
  • Working knowledge of diverse plantings and integrated cropping/planting systems, plant physiology, morphology, and water relations. Basic knowledge of soils, soil chemistry, plant nutrition, and pest management (required)
  • Strong observational skills
  • The ability to work and contribute as a team member
  • Willingness to work and grow in all capacities that a growing wine farm requires
  • A healthy dose of humor, resourcefulness, and creativity
  • Other: Must possess a valid driver’s license and meet the company’s automobile insurance requirements Forklift operations certificate (preferred)
  • Documentation of fully administered Covid-19 vaccination is required for work at Eco Terreno. Employees must adhere to all Eco Terreno Covid-19 safety policies.


  • Fluent in English (required) and Spanish (preferred). Strong oral communication skills. Ability to read and interpret documents such as work order documents and scripts and to write routine report/spreadsheets and correspondences.


  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


  • Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook (or equivalent programs), and agriculture database experience (preferred)


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, climb stairs, talk, hear, taste and smell. Must possess vision, hearing and sufficient digital manipulation skills to utilize a farming equipment. The employee is frequently required to climb and balance, stoop, kneel and crouch. The employee must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 50 lbs.


  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Most duties will be performed outdoors, including garden and vineyard facilities.

At Eco Terreno we believe in treating everyone fairly and equitably. We reject discrimination in all its forms protecting our team members, customers and stakeholders from offensive and harmful behaviors. This policy supports our overall commitment to create a safe and happy workplace for everyone.

Our company complies with all anti-discrimination laws, including: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA.) We explicitly prohibit offensive towards any class of team member—protected by law or otherwise. This policy applies to all team members, vendors, contractors, visitors, guests and stakeholders. We do not tolerate cases of assault, sexual harassment or workplace violence, whether physical or psychological. We immediately terminate team members who are responsible for offensive behavior or create a hostile work environment.

To ensure we create a strong team reflecting a culture in our corporate ideals, we hire, promote, and communicate with team members under the broadest inclusion policy possible. We explicitly recognize strength in diversity among the following groups of people:

  • Age
  • Religion
  • Ethnicity / nationality
  • Disability / medical history
  • Marriage / civil partnership
  • Pregnancy / maternity/ paternity
  • Veteran Status
  • Gender identity / sexual orientation

We reject discrimination and harassment in all its forms. Any instances of either behavior should be immediately reported to the company management.

Nicole Tracy
(626) 644-7495
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