Vintage Assistant Wine Maker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )


  The View Winery (

  Kelowna, British Columbia



The View Winery has been family owned for 5 generations. Historically, fresh market apples were grown on the property. In the mid 1990’s a transition began, and vineyards and cider apples were planted. Spartans and McIntosh gave way to Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Ehrenfelser and Pinotage vines as well as cider apples.

In 2006, the family’s beloved old packinghouse built in 1922 was transformed into a winery and cidery.

The View now produces over ten thousand cases each year. Our diverse portfolio of award-winning wines includes Traditional Sparkling, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Ehrenfelser, and our signature reds: Pinotage and Pinot Noir. In 2013 we added Canada’s first wine in can with our wildly popular BLING Sparkling Wine.


Our craft cider production is over 30,000 flats and constantly evolving to develop innovative and exciting new products. All hand crafted by our own team from estate grown apples.



We love what we do. We’re all in. It’s how we have accomplished great things. Like our amazing products and our brand, we want to tell you the exciting story of our winery, its growth, its history, and our people. We’re on an exciting adventure and we want you to be at the forefront with us. We are building an exciting future in the wine and cider industry, and we’ve only just begun.



The View Winery seeks a reliable, hardworking individual to join our incredible team for Vintage 2023 as an Assistant Winemaker. This is a contract position beginning early September and ending in November 2023. Start date will be flexible, and dependent on the season. This is a very hands-on position assisting in all areas of wine and cider production from harvest through blending our white wines and barreling down our red wines. The successful applicant must be open minded, have a positive attitude and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.



Our team harvests grapes from the East Kelowna Slopes, working with up to 300 tons of grapes per year. Our winery focuses mainly on cool climate white and rose produced from Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and Ehrenfelser, but also work with Pinot Noir, Pinotage and Baco Noir. We also make cider. Processing around 2000 tons of apples each year from our 70 acre orchard.

Reporting to the Winemaker, the Assistant Winemaker assists and participates in the execution of all winemaking and cider making activities at The View Winery.

You will…

  • Harvest duties include coordinating grape and apple receival, tank and barrel fermentation, loading and unloading of fruit, and ongoing winemaking and cellar operations.
  • In collaboration with the Winemaker, writes and distributes work orders for cellar activities.
  • Assists in the annual blending process for all BC VQA wines.
  • Participates in regular sensory evaluation trials.
  • Assist with Bulk Inventory Management, maintaining computer records for all internal wine movements and inventories.
  • Build and cultivate a strong relationship with the cellar team, leading without authority and ensuring fluid and consistent communication occurs. 

What You Bring: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.S) in Enology, Fermentation Science, Viticulture, or related field from a recognized university. 
  • Minimum 2 years of Harvest or cellar experience.  
  • Ability to work independently, or in a team environment.
  • Strong computer literacy, experienced with MS Office and the ability to learn and use company wine inventory system.

Personal Characteristics 

  • Works with a strong sense of urgency
  • Humble yet confident, able to put the success of harvest first.
  • Possess a “can do” attitude and believes anything is possible with the right focus.
  • Quickly adapt to everchanging logistics.
  • Able to work independently and “roll up your sleeves” to make things happen.
  • High intensity team player who thrives in a fast paced, high intensity, dynamic environment.
  • Constantly strives to improve results in a constructive manner and thrives on change.
  • Open (no agendas), honest and trustworthy.
  • Effective leadership and strategic influencing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with others in a diverse environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Current Visa to work in Canada.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient with personal computers and business applications.
  • Vintrace or similar software experience is an asset.



  • Comprehensive paid training and access to extensive wine and cider education.
  • Accommodations could be provided.
  • Completive remuneration based on experience.
  • Weekly BBQs and an amazing team.


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