Harvest Intern (Beginning of September 2024 thru to November 2024) (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )


  Arterra Wines Canada (http://www.arterracanada.com)

  Inniskillin Winery – Niagara Falls, Ontario


  • Crushing and Receiving grapes- we average 1200 tons a year. You will see medium scale grape receiving and processing, running the crusher/de-stemmer and receiving hopper.
  • Additions- will be a huge task, you will gain experience with multiple types of additions for juice, must, ferments and possibly finished wines.
  • Inoculations- You will be ask to aid in or complete inoculations with proper training and guidance from our staff.
  • Pump overs /pulse air – We maintain a daily cap management sheet, we use a pulse air system for that majority of our reds, manual pump over, automatic punchdown tanks, rotating fermenters and manual punchdowns in bins.
  • Cleaning – Cleaning is a huge part of making great wine!! We strive to keep everything as clean as possible always. You will be trained in cleaning various sized tanks, totes, bins, crushing equipment, barrels, and floors.
  • Barrel work – You could be involved in barrel maintenance, sulphur, cleaning, rehydrating, filling and storing of red/white barrels. We still manage quite a large barrel room. Could be involved in receiving/ preparing new barrels for production.
  • Daily fermentation checks - you will be involved in checking tank temps, barrel ferment checks, red fermenters and bins and reporting to the winemaking team any issues and concerns.
  • Questions- We encourage anyone to ask questions, you will be working alongside some experienced people, we want you to gain something out of it. No question is too silly, we will always answer.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Highly motivated to work hard, enthusiastic and passionate about wine
  • Good communication skills and ability to work with a team
  • Willing to learn basic winemaking techniques and procedures
  • Need to be punctual, organized, willing to go above and beyond
  • Driver’s license, and own transportation required
  • Any lab skills are an asset
  • Fluent in English, 2nd language is an asset.
  • Forklift license an asset


Other Considerations:

Some competitive advantages of this winery or important details to note

  • We have a few pieces of newer wine technology student will get to see and possibly trained on.
  • Large 8 membrane crossflow filter
  • Juclas ceramic disk lees filter 10m2 unit


Additional Information

  • Harvest schedule – we run a split shift during the harvest, Days and Afternoons, shifts will be 8-10 hours depending on work load that day. We do pay overtime after 44 hours
  • Harvest pay will depend on experience the cellars, we are willing to train but all candidates from Niagara college should have a general understanding of equipment and cellar procedures from volunteering in the teaching winery.


$19 - $25 /hr - (contingent on experience)

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