Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Part Time

  Ex Nihilo Vineyards

  Lake County, British Columbia

Ex Nihilo Vineyards is a premium wine producer of aromatic white, barrel-aged red and sparkling wines located in Lake Country, BC. We are looking for a harvest intern to join us for the 2018 harvest who is passionate about transforming the highest quality fruit into award winning wines.

The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment, be knowledgeable about vineyard and cellar best practices, and keen to learn from our team-focused crew!

This role will require knowledge of the following:

- Harvesting, sorting, and processing fruit: rain or shine, night or day
- Sanitization of the cellar and crush equipment: hoses, pumps, tanks, press, etc.
- Inoculating grape musts in tank and barrel
- Pumpovers, punchdowns, and monitoring ferment parameters
- Conducting accurate additions at crush, during fermentation, and post-ferment
- Barreling down, topping, and monitoring barrel-aged wines
- Minor laboratory work

The ideal candidate must meet the following:

- Be legally allowed to work in Canada
- Able to work flexible and long hours
- Physically fit enough to lift up to 25kg, work at heights, and work in confined spaces

The ideal candidate will possess the following education and experience:

- Post-secondary education focusing on winemaking
- Previous vintage experience is considered an asset
- Forklift training
- Aptitude for winery software and data entry

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