Assistant Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Orofino Winery (

  Cawston, British Columbia

Orofino Winery is located in the beautiful Similkameen Valley BC just a 30 minute drive from both Penticton and Osoyoos. We have been in operation since 2003 and have been instrumental in helping to develop the Similkameen appellation into a vibrant and exciting wine destination. We are a family owned and operated winery with a small and  excellent team of people who help us create special experiences and highly sought after wines. We produce a diverse portfolio of wines from 100% Similkameen grapes.


We are looking to add an assistant winemaker for the 2022 calendar year and beyond. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone with a minimum of 2 years winemaking experience and proficiency in all typical cellar duties. The successful applicant will be someone who can execute the day to day work in the cellar, make decisions, and take the lead when asked. Post secondary education in this field is preferred but not essential. It is a work environment that will enable the successful candidate to grow and learn in all aspects of the wine business.  


Orofino offers a very competitive salary along with a comprehensive benefits package. We pride ourselves on being flexible on working with our staff to ensure professional development and satisfaction. We have an excellent history of long term staff retention. 


Job Description:

Responsible for the day to day care of all winemaking activities

Responsible for best practices in all winemaking activities

Develop and maintain a thorough cellar record keeping system

Responsible for a high level of winery building and equipment hygiene and sanitation

Attending and representing Orofino at events when needed

Assist in vineyard management tasks when needed and time allows

Manage winemaking schedule

Maintain a safe, clean and healthful work environment at all times 

Assist in shipping and receiving of goods and wine

Assist with cellar inventory

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