Harvest Cellar Supervisor (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )


  The View Winery & Vineyard (http://theviewwinery.com)

  Kelowna, British Columbia

The View Winery seeks a reliable, hardworking individual to join our incredible team for Vintage 2019 as a Harvest Cellar Supervisor. This is a contract position is available for immediate start ending in March 2020. There is the possibility of a permanent position at the end of the season. This is a very hands on position assisting in all areas of wine and cider production from harvest through blending and final bottling. The successful applicant must be willing to work morning or afternoon/evening shift, 40-60 hrs per week, including some weekend work and be capable of supervising 2-3 employees for the duration of harvest (Sept-Nov).

Applicants must be capable of the following without constant supervision:


-          Setting up, operating and cleaning crusher/destemmer, must pump, grape press.

-          Cleaning and sanitizing tanks, hoses and pumps.

-          Rackings, Inoculations, Additions, Pump-overs of fermenting wine tanks.

-          Monitoring ferments and alerting winemaker of any issues that arise.

-          Cleaning, filling and topping barrels.

-          Assisting with filtration of finished wines.

-          Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment at all times

-          Accurately follow written work orders and give direction to cellar staff.

-          Overtime and shift work evenings and weekends during peak harvest periods (Sept-Nov) is required.

-          Supervision of 2-3 other employees.



Other non-harvest duties may include (but not limited to):

-          Assisting with bottling and canning of final cider and wine products.

-          Assembling and wrapping pallets for shipping.

-          Loading and unloading delivery trucks.

-          Maintaining facility cleanliness in all production, packaging and warehouse areas

-          Assisting with all aspects of cider production; rackings, inoculations, fining, additions, blending, etc.





-          Tertiary qualifications in Oenology and Viticulture an asset

-          Minimum three vintages experience, one in a supervisory role

-          Lab experience an asset but not mandatory

-          Applicants need to have an excellent work ethic and ability to see a job through.

-          Ability to work as part of a team and individually without supervision.

-          Willingness to work both indoors and outdoors in all seasons and weather conditions.

-          Ability to work at heights, and in cramped, confined spaces at times.

-          Forklift experience and certification are a definite asset.

-          Physically fit, ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

-          International applications must be eligible to work in Canada and have secured Visa at the time of application.

Please apply with resume via email to kristy@theviewwinery.com "Harvest Cellar Supervisor" in the subject line. No telephone calls or walk-ins please. We will notify only those invited for an interview; but thank all applicants.

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