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Cellar Master (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Tantalus Vineyards (

  Kelowna, British Columbia


Tantalus Vineyards is seeking qualified applicants for a fulltime permanent role as cellar master.  Tantalus Vineyards is a 150-200 ton premium winery located in south east Kelowna. Tantalus Vineyards has 45 acres planted in south east Kelowna, more acres will be planted in 2020. 

This is an opportunity for a dynamic person to join one of the most awarded and recognized small wine brands in Canada. This position reports directly to the GM/Winemaker.

Duties of this position will include but not be limited to:

·         Performing cellar activities such as racking, blending, filtration, barrel work, and bottling.

·         Take part in all harvest activities, including fruit receipt, sorting, destemming, pressing, and fermentation.

·         Maintain the cellar to the highest degree of cleanliness and sanitation at all times.

·         Assist with the cellar maintenance program. This includes maintaining all equipment associated with wine production and general building and wastewater treatment plant maintenance.

·         Warehouse and inventory control

           Packaging and shipping

·         Help with supervising harvest staff.

           Vineyard work during downtimes in the cellar. This includes, pruning, planting, shoot thinning etc

     represent the company at trade shows and conferences as required as well as leading some tastings and tours.

·         Assist with the cellar health and safety program. 

·         Assist with achieving winery sustainability goals.


Requirements and Qualifications

·         Minimum class 5 driver’s license and transportation to and from work.

·         Ability to work extended hours and weekends when necessary, particularly during harvest.

·         Able to lift 50 pounds, work in inclement weather, at heights, within confined spaces, and work on their feet for long periods of time in physically demanding conditions.

·         Able to follow Standard Operating Procedures and provide suggestions for improvement when possible.

·         Forklift operating skill

·         Strong preference to candidates with a B. Sc. in Enology or a related field.

·         Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs.


Compensation will be in the form of a salary which will include 3 weeks holiday and a full benefits package.

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