Vineyard / Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Lightning Rock Winery (http://www.lightningrockwinery.com)

  6611 Giants Head Road, Summerland, British Columbia

About Us:
Lightning Rock Winery is an independently owned estate, passionate about holistic farmland stewardship and crafting natural, expressive, living wines. We strive for balance and sustainability in all we do. Our sparkling wine program makes up half of our 2500 annual case production, along with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Viognier, Rosé and Syrah. We are the lucky stewards of three unique vineyards in Summerland, BC. Each site expresses very distinct terroir through the wines, despite being located mere kilometres apart.

Who we are:
Our team thrives together in a very fun and homey environment. We’re a group of bonafide wine lovers and dirt-nerds who live by the “work hard, play hard” mentality. We are looking for honest, joyful people who align with our values to join our team.

Responsibilities include:
Vineyard/ Cellar Hands are involved in all aspects of tending to our 16 acres of vineyards, and will assist our winemaker in production, crafting high quality, natural, terroir-driven wines.

  •  Hands-on farming: cane-pruning, tying, shoot/bud/canopy management, picking, planting, irrigation, soil care
  •  Cellar operations: harvest, still and sparkling production, fermentation management, samples, bottling, sanitize facility
  • Adhere to all health and safety programs for the vineyards and winery
  • Maintain good working order and cleanliness of all equipment
  • Assist with general property maintenance and presentation
  • Assist in event set up/ tear down as needed

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Understanding of biodynamic, organic and regenerative farming practices
  • Vineyard experience is a must / Cellar experience preferred
  • Tractor experience
  • BC Forklift Operator’s Permit
  • Access to reliable transportation to and from the winery
  • Canadian work eligibility (No overseas applicants, please)
  • Flexible work hours (days, weekends as required)
  • First Aid Training
  • Ability to safely lift 50 lbs - this position is physically demanding

You’ll enjoy: 

  • Health and dental benefits
  • Training, education and opportunities for advancement are available for the right candidate
  • Directives can be presented fluently in French and English
  • Housing may be available, please inquire upon interview
  • A healthy work-life balance in a supportive environment

Job types: 

  • Full-time and part-time positions available
  • Seasonal and year-round
  • $19 - $23 per hour, depending on experience level

Please send a cover letter and your resume to [email protected] by March 30th, 2022.

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