Assistant Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Pillitteri Estates Winery (http://www.pillitteri.com)

  Niagara on the Lake, Ontario

  • The Assistant Winemaker will report to the Winemaker on all aspects of wine production, with a focus on hands-on, task-driven work.
  •  Schedule and monitor daily cellar operations, including harvest, bulk wine, barrels, bottling preparation, sanitation, and cellar organization and cleanliness.
  •  Help with Lab analysis when needed
  •  Keep accurate records of all tasks and bulk wine inventory on cellar tracking software
  •  Maintain inventory of dry goods and cellar additives as well as reordering and coordinating with suppliers
  •  Assist winemaker in preparation of blends, fining trials, and VQA submissions
  •  Participate in wine tasting at all stages throughout the winemaking process.
  •  Assist in operation, maintenance and supervision of the bottling line, including any personnel assigned to those operations
  • Supervise and train cellar staff in job duties and H&S.
  •  Contribute to the continuous improvement of the winemaking process and procedures.

 

Desired Skills & Experience 

Requirements include:

  • University Degree or College Diploma in Oenology or related field
  • Strong organizational, problem solving skills, attention to detail
  • Lift and carry up to 55 pounds; work on and around ladders, catwalks, uneven flooring, in hot, cold and wet environments; with typical winery chemical exposure and conditions.
  • Ability to work long hours and weekends during harvest
  • Must possess excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills, fluent in English,     both verbal and written
  • 5 years of experience in a premium winemaking/production capacity

 

Opportunities for growth and advancement.

 

Hours: 40 – 55/week

Wage: $20.00-$23.00/hour

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