Vintage Cellar Assistants (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Contract

  Azhadi Vineyards

  Kelowna, British Columbia

 

Assistant Wine Maker and/or Vintage Cellar Assistants

 

Azhadi Vineyards

Kelowna, BC

Full-time and or temporary

 

Primary Location:  Kelowna, BC

Anticipated Start Date:   September 2022

 

The Azhadi Group develops and operates a selection of wineries and vineyards throughout the Okanagan Valley.

In anticipation of the planned 2025 opening of the Azhadi Estate, located in Kelowna BC, we are seeking industrious team members for the upcoming 2022 vintage. This is an excellent unique opportunity to get in early and further your career with a best in class, people-first culture in a growing privately held organization.

We strive to deliver best in class beautiful experiences to our people and our guests. Gratitude is at our core; whether it be the land, the opportunity, or the people who we work with and visit us. We are building an environment where people come together, feel valued and will grow in their respective career paths.

 

The Role

The Assistant Wine Maker/Vintage Cellar Assistants will work under the guidance of our Group Winemaker and assist in all duties involved in the winemaking process. In addition to your passion for making extraordinary wines, you are a team player willing to go the extra mile; you communicate openly with colleagues and supervisors with respect; you are accountable for yourself and your work products; and you are innovative and look for solutions. At your core, you are trustworthy, desire personal and career growth and your integrity guides your decisions. You also have proven yourself in matters requiring confidentiality and discretion and are adaptable to competing demands for your time and ability to prioritize accordingly.

 

Day to day responsibilities:

•       Receiving and weighing of grapes

•       Sorting, crushing, pressing grapes

•       Cleaning and sanitation of all winery equipment

•       Must, juice and wine additions

•       Pump-overs and punch-downs

•       Tank and press emptying and sanitation

•       Barrel maintenance: racking, sulfuring, topping, and stirring

•       Fermentation monitoring

•       Barrel filling and cellar organization

•       Proper use and handling of winery additives

Other tasks within the cellar or on the property to assist with the cellar team under the direction of the Group Winemaker.

 

Preferred education and experience:

•       Bachelor’s Degree in Oenology or Food Science, preferred,

•       Experience working in a winery cellar and/or lab testing experience, preferred

 

Requirements:

•       Able to work safely in busy production environment around equipment and additions

•       Ability to operate a skid steer and forklift

•       Good attention to detail and quality

•       Ability to lift 50 pounds

•       Flexible scheduling. Certain periods of the year require more hours and accordingly, we request a flexible schedule from our people and ability to work longer hours and various shifts and weekends during the harvest season. You can expect fair compensation for your investment.

 

 

Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada and have personal transportation. Candidates who desire a full-time position beyond the harvest season and equally demonstrate an aptitude for the role should apply.

 

How To Apply

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