Vineyard Technician (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Fort Berens Estate Winery (

  Lillooet, British Columbia


About us:

Fort Berens is the first winery in Lillooet, in 2009 we planted 20 acres of vineyard and we expanded by nine more acres in 2018 and another nine in 2019.

About the job:

We are looking to expand our team with a high-potential candidate, who is willing to start a steep learning curve in all aspects of the vineyard and winery. You will receive training on-the-job by our vineyard manager (around 85% of the time) and winemaker (around 15%) and you will also be expected to follow external training programs. You will be fully trained to become a future vineyard manager.


·         Pruning, planting, thinning and harvest in the vineyard throughout the year;

·         Operation and maintenance of tractor and other vineyard equipment;

·         Assisting the vineyard manager in the development and implementation of the vineyard plan;

·         Record keeping on execution of the plans;

·         Trellis and irrigation system maintenance;

·         Assisting the winemaker in the cellar, processing fruit, pressing, filtering, bottling and cleaning;

The Assistant Vineyard Manager must be willing to work non-standard hours, including evenings and weekends, as needed.


·         Physically fit and willing and able to work outdoors throughout the year in heath, cold, rain, etc;

·         Goal-driven and highly motivated, with initiative and the desire to increase knowledge and skills;

·         Interest in plants and nature are necessary. Vineyard experience and a passion for viticulture are a plus;

·         Willing and able to follow multiple relevant vineyard training programs, both on-the-job as well as external, e.g. the a 3-month full time course from Okanagan College in Pentincton (Jan. 2021);

·         A team player, able to work and interact with many different players;

·         Mechanically inclined;

·         Able to work with computer programs like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.;

·         A BC driver’s license is required. Other tickets like: Pesticide Applicator Certificate; First Aid Level 1 and Forklift certification, are a plus.


This is a full time, year-round salary position. Starting salary and benefits according to experience.

How To Apply

Send your resume plus a motivational letter/email before December 31st to:
Heleen Pannekoek, owner.
Fort Berens Estate Winery,
PO Box 758, Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0
cell: 778-209-7024

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