Harvest Teammates, Calona Winery (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )


  Calona Winery (http://www.andrewpeller.com)

  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.


We are seeking extraordinary, enthusiastic Harvest Teammates to join our Kelowna team. Our Winery is located in the heart of Kelowna between downtown and Knox Mountain, Calona Winery has the distinction of being British Columbia's original winery. As a pioneer in the BC wine industry, Calona leads the way to higher levels of craftsmanship and professionalism. Calona's wines are award-winning, rivaling the world's most established names to prove the Okanagan Valley is at the international forefront of fine wine production.

Reporting into the Department Supervisors, we are recruiting for harvest teammates to provide support to the Cellar Teammates during our harvest period from September to the end of November 2022.


We offer:

  • An opportunity to learn about winemaking, from Vine to Bottle
  • An opportunity to work with experienced teammates including winemakers
  • Training on various cellar equipment and technical aspects of harvest work
  • Access to our Employees Assistance Program and access to an APL learning library
  • Work in a fun, engaging and supportive environment!

What you Offer:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, combined with experience in all aspects of crush work-is desirable; however, will train!
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and with a team, in a fast-paced environment with emphasis on quality, accuracy and timeliness
  • Excellent safety, work performance and attendance record
  • Demonstrated reliability and punctuality, work effectively in team/crew environment, adherence to all safety regulations, operating procedures and company policies
  • Ability to prioritize and able to adapt to changing priorities Ability to lift at least 50 lbs and willingness to work flexible hours when needed
  • Actively support and promote a culture focused on Health and Safety, environmental enhancement as well adhere to HACCP requirements and the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Must be willing to work all 12-hour shifts (day, afternoon, or night shifts) and work under minimal supervision. Some work may occur in cold, damp conditions, and sometimes at heights; capable of performing all duties with a sense of urgency and with a positive, team-oriented approach
  • Forklift experience and/or forklift certification is desirable; will train suitable candidates
  • Understanding current COVID 19 Protocol as well compliance with work safe practices
  • Foreign workers must have appropriate VISA

What you will be Doing:

  • Operating a forklift loading and unloading trucks with grape bins (empty and full), washing and re-stacking bins
  • Working outside in the grape processing area, processing grapes (includes dumping grapes into hoppers, cleaning & re-stacking bins, preparing and making additions to the grapes, presses, tanks)
  • Moving pumps and hoses into place to pump product, transferring wine volumes throughout Cellars
  • Cleaning & sanitizing equipment (presses, pumps, bins, de-stemmer/crusher, tanks, tubs)
  • Following work as assigned on work tickets
  • Performing other tasks as assigned
  • Maintains a safe work environment; participates in a variety of committee meetings as a representative of the department

This is a Unionized role and belongs to the SEIU Local 2 Branch Local 300 Union.

Starting Hourly Rate: $18.04 effective June 1, 2022. Premium of $3.00 paid for working 12 hour shifts; an additional $1.00 per hour for 6:00 pm to 6:00 am shift!

*Please submit a detailed resume outlining your qualifications no later than June 15, 2022.

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. In addition, per our "Internal Job Posting Policy"; internal candidates should be in their current position for one (1) year and their performance must be in good standing.


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.


How To Apply

To apply, please visit https://andrewpeller.prevueaps.com/jobs/212222.html

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