Assistant Winemaker, ICB/VQA (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Kelowna Winery (

  Kelowna, British Columbia


At Andrew Peller Limited (APL), we deliver the perfect brand experience for every lifestyle, occasion, and generation. Through collaboration, open communication, honesty, drive to win, and accountability, we inspire teammates to be extraordinary every day.

Who We Are

We are one of Canada's largest and oldest wine companies with a rich heritage in quality winemaking.

We produce some of Canada's most recognized brands and offer our teammates a challenging and rewarding employment experience.

Our Winery is in the heart of Kelowna between downtown and Knox Mountain, Calona Winery has the distinction of being British Columbia's original winery. We, as a pioneer in the BC wine industry, lead the way to higher levels of craftsmanship and professionalism. Today, our premium wines are award-winning, rivaling the world's most established names to prove that our Winery is at the international forefront of fine VQA wine production.

With new and superior equipment, a dedication to both quality and value, a masterful balance of old-world techniques and visionary winemaking, we continue to supply the world market and produce the finest award-winning VQA wine from this Okanagan Valley winery.

Reporting to the Senior Winemaker, we require an extraordinary Assistant Winemakerwho will be responsible for planning, supervising, and coordinating the production of VQA and ICB wines from selected varieties of grapes and imported wines, except you will focus 100% on VQA during harvest. You will be working in a unionized working environment.

We offer:

  • An opportunity to gain experience and be involved with all aspects of ultra-premium winemaking, from Vineyard to Bottle
  • An employee gift card loaded each month to use at our restaurants and retail stores
  • 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!

What you will have fun doing:

  • Planning and executing VQA winemaking activities in conjunction with the VQA Winemakers, Grape Supply and Grower Relations
  • Assisting with day-to-day ICB winemaking and co-packing as directed by Winemaker ICB
  • Focusing on VQA winemaking during harvest
  • Assisting with harvest planning, as well with orientation and training of teammates creating best in class wine making strategies
  • Alignment with operations, H&S and QC driving continuous improvement, maximizing efficiencies
  • Assisting with new formulations and ICB product development under the direction of Winemaker ICB and/or Marketing/Brand Manager
  • Participating in tastings and sensory panels working to expand on an award-winning program and striving for quality improvements
  • Working with the Planning Department and Bottling Department ensure delivery of wine meets the agreed to production schedule
  • Supporting public relations events; as well as, when required work with sales and marketing, representing the wines at various events including the public and media
  • Participating as a member of the National Oenology team and in industry committees and program management for HACCP, ABS, AEP
  • Maintaining Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental programs as per corporate & regulatory guidelines

What you offer:

  • Minimum B.Sc. or related post-secondary diploma/degree with 3 years related experience
  • Experience gained working in a Unionized environment --a bonus
  • Ability to problem solve and multitask
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are a must

We are conducting an internal and external search simultaneously. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest; only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Andrew Peller Limited is committed to meeting the needs of persons with temporary and/or permanent disabilities in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We are happy to discuss any need for accommodation in the workplace and will make an effort to meet those needs a timely manner by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility in the areas of information, communications, and employment.


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