Assistant Winemaker and Cidermaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Privato Vineyard and Winery & Woodward Cider Co Ltd (

  Kamloops, British Columbia

A hidden gem in the heart of BC’s exciting new Thompson Valley wine region, Privato Vineyard and Winery is a family-owned boutique winery dedicated to the production of traditional Burgundian-styled wine.  Handcrafted in small quantities, Privato offers among the best of BC in small lot Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Woodward Cider Co is a rapidly growing craft cider company owned by the three Woodward brothers.


Role Purpose:

We are a growing winery and cidery looking for an experienced Assistant Winemaker and Cidermaker to join our team. The ideal candidate should have at least 3 years of experience working in a cellar, a passion for winemaking and cidermaking, and a desire to learn and grow with us.


Key Responsibilities:


·  Assist the Winemaker and Cidermaker in all aspects of production, from harvest to bottling

·  Operate and maintain cellar equipment and machinery

·  Perform cellar tasks such as racking, pumping, filtering, and cleaning

·  Monitor and manage fermentation and aging processes

·  Conduct lab analyses to ensure wine and cider quality and consistency

·  Assist in blending and bottling wine and cider

·  Maintain accurate records of all cellar activities

·  Train and supervise part time harvest and bottling staff

·  Ordering supplies and parts

·  Develop, maintain and execute SOPs


Key Requisites:


·  At least 3 years of experience working in a wine cellar, cidery,    distillery or brewery

·  Ability to confidently operate a forklift

·  Knowledge of winemaking, cidermaking, distilling or brewing principles and techniques

·  Familiarity with cellar equipment and machinery

·  Ability to work long hours during harvest and crush

·  Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills

·  Excellent communication and teamwork skills

·  Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

·  Post secondary is preferred however equivalent experience will be considered.

·  Valid Class 5 Drivers license

·  “Wine and cider is fun” so a good character and love of the craft


How to Apply:

We offer a competitive salary, benefits, bonuses, and opportunities for professional growth and development. If you are a passionate and dedicated Assistant Winemaker and Cidermaker looking to take your career to the next level, we encourage you to apply.

 If you read this job description and you are excited, then we look forward to meeting you.  Please send your resume and cover letter.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted


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