Job Status: Filled

Assistant Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Intrigue Wines Ltd. (

  Lake Country, British Columbia


Located in beautiful Lake Country, Intrigue Wines produces over 15,000 cases each year.  Our success is due to our enthusiastic team who are dedicated to producing both excellent wines and experiences.  We now have an opportunity for you to become a part of our amazing team!

Intrigue Wines is looking for a full time Assistant Winemaker. 

Position Summary:

The Assistant Winemaker works alongside the Winemaker in all aspects of cellar operations.  This position oversees and supports all winemaking activities from the harvest of grapes through until bottling with a strong emphasis on cellar hygiene, laboratory analysis and data management.  This role is perfectly suited for a self-starting individual who takes pride in the success of the whole operation

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

·       Carry out all cellar tasks including barrel work, racking, topping, transfers, filtration, etc

·       Create daily work plan for cellar team

·       Perform all laboratory analysis as needed (pH, TA, MLF, SO2, microbial analysis etc.)

·       Maintain records of cellar operations and lab analyses in Vintrace

·       Responsible for cellar and equipment sanitation throughout production facility

·       Keep a clean, tidy and safe work environment reporting any issues to the Winemaker

·       Oversee tasting and blending trials

·       Forklift and tractor operations

·       General cellar and equipment maintenance

·       Evaluate/monitor wines on a regular basis and consult with the Winemaker

·       Prepare for harvest by ensuring that all equipment is operational and ready for grape intake

·       All aspects of grape testing, reception and processing

·       Training and supervising of seasonal harvest staff with emphasis on safety, efficiency and quality of work

·       As required, assist in all aspects of canopy management, events and general business operations

Qualifications & Requirements:

·       Must be able to lift or carry up to 45 pounds, frequently

·       Must be able to spend up to 8 hours on your feet with longer shifts during harvest

·       Must have the ability to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking, team environment

·       Must possess excellent communication skills

·       Must have your Serving It Right Certification

·       Be able to work weekends, evenings, holidays and special events

·       University degree in microbiology or chemistry

·       WSET training an asset

·       Experience with Vintrace software an asset


We offer:

·       Competitive wages

·       Extended medical and dental benefits

·       Flexible hours

·       Staff discount and wine allowance


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