Harvest Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )


  Andrew Peller Ltd

  Grimsby, Ontario

We are seeking Vintage Cellar Hands for our 2024 Harvest. These positions will be located in our Grimsby Cellar Team.

We are currently interviewing and making offers for positions starting in late August/early September 2024. Harvest season is approximately three to four months in duration with opportunities in both the Crush Pad and Cellars. No previous experience required as we offer a robust training program.

Please note ideal candidates are required to follow a Day/Night shift rotation and need open availability for the 3 to 4 month duration.

the opportunity ...

  • An employee gift card loaded each month to use at our restaurants and retail stores
  • Bonus paid upon successful contract completion
  • An opportunity to work with experienced winemakers
  • Training on various cellar equipment and technical aspects of harvest work
  • Thorough Health and Safety training and certification
  • Access to our Employees Assistance Program
  • Access to our development seminars, and Learning Library (over 30,000 available courses available)
  • Work in a fun, engaging and supportive environment!

The Requirements ...

  • Relevant experience in a wine production / manufacturing environment considered an asset
  • Mechanical aptitude and confidence
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload on a daily basis
  • Communicate effectively and work safely with co-workers
  • Ability to lift in excess of 22 kg (48 pounds) on a regular basis; standing, climbing, bending and walking
  • Substantial attention to detail required
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada for this contract beginning in August
  • Vineyard or Harvest experience an asset

the role...

  • Operating equipment to crush, ferment, and clarify grapes, juice and wine under the guidance of the Cellar Lead Hand
    • Crush Pad: dumping grape bins, operating pumps, fermenters crusher/destemmer
    • Cellars: Operating the centrifuge, setting up and operating pumps and transfer lines, floatation unit &yeast rehydrator
  • Taking temperatures and samples for laboratory analysis
  • Inoculation buildups for fermentations; Adding oak bags to tanks
  • Making material additions to juice or wine as directed
  • Cleaning and sanitizing of processing equipment
  • Promoting a Health & Safety culture by learning & following safe work procedures, working in compliance with EH&S regulations
  • Consistently following standard operating procedures to ensure wine quality

How To Apply

Apply online

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