Cellar Hand - Permanent (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  CedarCreek Estate Winery (http://www.cedarcreek.bc.ca)

  Kelowna, British Columbia

Cellar Hand
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: CedarCreek Estate Winery, Kelowna, B.C.

CedarCreek Estate Winery:
Our Winery is in the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, building on more than three decades of winemaking, and defining a new chapter with bright, expressive North Okanagan wines. Our year-round tasting room and Home Block restaurant, housed in contemporary farmhouse buildings, offer our visitors an exceptional experience in a serene natural setting.

Our Culture:
We’re dreamers. We dream big and achieve big. Anyone who shares our commitment to raise the bar and take the uncharted path will achieve big things with us. Each person plays a key role, yet we’re always a team. It’s about collective success and we know the importance of celebrating wins, even the little ones along the way.

The Opportunity

CedarCreek sources organically farmed fruit from estate vineyards between Lake Country and Osoyoos. Our facility is a certified organic production facility and 100% of production will be produced organically from vintage 2021. We have the capability to sort to individual berries, and we ferment in concrete, stainless, and large format and standard barrels. Skin contact in whites, extended maceration in reds, and spontaneous fermentation and malolactic fermentation across all varieties are used widely to help build personality and draw out the vineyard character in the fruit.

The core of everything we do at CedarCreek is centered around the Home Block vineyard and farm. We are farming 85 acres (and planting more each year) and growing with beyond organic practices at our Home Block site, and making the wines to reflect the land and farming practices that we are using. Pinot Noir is our mainstay, with Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauv Blanc, Syrah, and Cab Franc rounding out our focus.

Day in the life:

Our Cellar Hands contribute as a member of our winemaking team dedicated to producing world-class wines and providing the finest and most intimate estate winery experience. They participate in the execution of all winemaking activities at the CedarCreek Estate Winery related to the production of our VQA - British Columbia wine portfolio. This role is intended to lead into a more senior position in Winemaking after mastery in the cellar has been achieved.

Want to know more? You will…

  • Coordinate and execute all aspects of cellar activities – with a strong emphasis on attention to detail and understanding winemaking process.
  • Assist in monitoring of the qualitative and analytical states of all wines as well as with blending of all quality levels and tiers.
  • Ensure presentation, organization and sanitation of the cellars is always of the highest standard.
  • Assist with bottling (as required) – labour requirements, finished goods shipping, production records and any other related details.
  • Execute the shipping and receiving of goods from and to bottled-wine warehouse.

Must haves:

  • University degree in Oenology/Winemaking or applicable Science Related Field (preferred); Diploma in Oenology/Winemaking or applicable Science Related field (minimum requirement).
  • Ideally a minimum of 2 harvest experiences, preferably one international.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Strong computer literacy experienced with MS Office and the ability to learn and use company wine inventory system (VinTrace).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

CedarCreek is dedicated to the growth of our team and provides excellent internal opportunities for those who are committed to learning and personal development. This permanent, year-round opportunity offers a competitive compensation package including 3 weeks’ vacation, extended health & dental benefits, and eligibility to participate in a DPSP and RRSP matching program.   

If this sounds like you, please submit your resume to our Winemaker, Taylor Whelan at [email protected].

At CedarCreek, we live by our 5 Core Values every day:

Sense of Urgency

  • We value sense of urgency because we are a fast-paced company in a fast-paced industry
  • You act as if there is no tomorrow and get it done today


  • We value authenticity because we need to stay real
  • You are authentic, diplomatic, respectful, thoughtful and you always have the best intentions


  • We value simplicity; why use 50 words when you can use 5?
  • You thrive in ambiguity, are comfortable with change and bring simplicity to complex situations or grey area


  • We value humility; there is no room for egos here
  • You’re not stubborn, you listen, take feedback/direction and respond quickly to changing direction. We are a team that supports each other


  • We value trust because unless we are both trusted and trusting, we will not succeed as a team
  • You put trust in others and do your best to never let anyone down

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