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Senior Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Benjamin Bridge (

  Berwick, Nova Scotia

Job Title: Senior Winemaker

 Location: Berwick, Nova Scotia

Company: Benjamin Bridge Vineyards


About Us:

Benjamin Bridge, a women-led trailblazing force in Canadian winemaking for over two decades, is dedicated to sustainability, community, and innovation. Our mandate centres on crafting exceptional wines and experiences that redefine industry norms. From our iconic Nova 7 to groundbreaking méthode classique sparkling wines to category-defining non-alcoholic alternatives, we consistently push boundaries, guided by values of quality, integrity, innovation, and inclusivity. As of early 2024, we are proud to have joined a vast community of corporations that use business as a force for good as a certified B Corporation. Every day, our close-knit team works passionately to ensure each bottle of wine embodies our farm winery’s ethos for inclusive living, vibrant rural communities, ecological resilience, and quality.


Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Winemaker to join our team, lead our winemaking operations and work collaboratively with our long-standing head winemaker, Jean-Benoit Deslauriers. The Senior Winemaker will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of production, from grape harvest to bottling, with a primary focus on ensuring exceptional quality control, maintaining meticulous recordkeeping, and upholding the highest standards of health and safety. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage all winemaking operations, including grape selection, fermentation, aging, blending, and bottling.

  • Implement and maintain rigorous quality control processes to ensure consistency and excellence in our wines.

  • Develop and maintain comprehensive recordkeeping systems to track production data, inventory, and quality metrics.

  • Champion health and safety protocols throughout the winemaking process, ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and best practices.

  • Identify and implement opportunities for operational efficiencies and cost savings without compromising quality.

  • Provide leadership and mentorship to winemaking team members, fostering a culture of collaboration, continuous improvement, and innovation.

  • Collaborate closely with other departments, including viticulture, sales, and marketing, to support overall business objectives.

  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best winemaking practices, and integrate relevant advancements into our processes.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Enology, Viticulture, Food Science, or related field.

  • Strong technical knowledge of winemaking processes, equipment, and microbiology.

  • Demonstrated experience in quality control, recordkeeping, and compliance in a winery setting.

  • Proficiency in data analysis and interpretation, with the ability to use insights to drive continuous improvement.

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively manage and motivate a team.

  • Detail-oriented and organized, with a commitment to excellence and continuous learning.

  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and work in a fast-paced environment.

Join Our Team:

If you are a high-energy, go-getter who would love to live in the rural winemaking region of Nova Scotia and with a commitment to quality and excellence, we invite you to apply for the Senior Winemaker position at Benjamin Bridge Vineyards. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in shaping the future of our winery and contributing to our ongoing success. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you are the ideal candidate for this position.


We look forward to hearing from you!

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