Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Averill Creek Vineyard (http://www.averillcreek.ca)

  Duncan, British Columbia

 

Averill Creek Vineyard on Vancouver Island, BC is seeking an experienced winemaker to join our team. We are looking for someone who is interested in establishing a career in a new and exciting oenological area with great prospects to become a world leader in cool climate Pinot Noir.  

 Averill Creek is an estate winery with 30 acres of established vines. Varietals include Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Merlot, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Marechal Foch and Cabernet Foch. The winery is a gravity fed facility with capacity for 6,000 to 8,000 cases per year.

Salary is negotiable based on experience. Accommodation is available.

 

 Qualifications

  • A degree in Oenology
  • Experience with cool climate Pinot Noir
  • Experience with Charmat Method sparkling wines
  • A Canadian work visa or citizenship/passport
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with the ability to solve problems related to winery equipment and operations
  • Computer knowledge and familiarity with Microsoft Excel
  • Detailed record keeping skills. 
  • Fork lift operator certificate and excellent machine operator skills 

 

  Key Role 

  • Lead winemaking duties: pressing, fermentation, racking, filtering, lab analysis, blending
  • Preparing for and assisting with bottling
  • Liaise with co-pack bottling facility to finish Charmat Method sparkling wines
  • Maintain an established, consistent wine style associated with our brand
  • Ensure a clean and safe workplace
  • Hire, train, schedule and supervise seasonal/occasional staff as required

 

How To Apply

Recruiting for this position will be managed by winery owner Andy Johnston. Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2018.

Please send resumes to andyj@averillcreek.ca

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