Assistant Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Arrowleaf Cellars (http://www.arrowleafcellars.com)

  Lake Country, British Columbia

Arrowleaf Cellars is a family owned and operated winery located in Lake Country, BC with a longstanding reputation for exceptional quality wines. We specialize in the production of cool-climate wines, 90% of which are grown in the Okanagan Valley’s newly created Lake Country sub-GI. We harvest around 200 tons annually with a 60/40 split of white and red.  The main grape varieties we work with are Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Bacchus, Zweigelt, Riesling, Merlot, Auxerrois, Vidal and Gewürztraminer.  We are looking for an assistant winemaker to join our team in creating exciting wines that will showcase the best our terroir has to offer.

This is a full-time, permanent position with an expected start date of August 1, 2021.

Core responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the winemaker, coordinate and execute day-to-day winemaking operations such as grape receival, crushing/pressing, racking, lees filtration, monitoring fermentation, blending, fining, filtration, cleaning/sanitation and bottling.
  • Maintain accurate records of all wine operations with updated volume measurements
  • Perform lab analysis and prepare blending and fining trials
  • Participate in sensory analysis and blending trials
  • Participate in trade/media and consumer events
  • Assist with vineyard labour as needed
  • Other relevant duties as assigned by the winemaker

Job requirements

  • Must be legally permitted to work in Canada
  • Degree in Oenology, Viticulture or Food Science or Winery and Viticulture Technician diploma
  • Minimum of 2 years cellar experience
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Must be physically fit (position requires prolonged standing and the ability to safely lift 50lbs multiple times per day)
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to/from work
  • Forklift certificate
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills and good judgement
  • Self-motivated, positive attitude and eager to learn

Assets

  • Serving It Right certificate
  • First Aid certificate (OFA level 1 or equivalent)
  • Skid steer training
  • Wine shop work experience

How To Apply

Please apply with your covering letter and CV.

To learn more about Arrowleaf Cellars, visit arrowleafcellars.com

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