Job Status: Filled

Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Unsworth Vineyards (

  Mill Bay, British Columbia

Unsworth Vineyards is seeking a full-time, permanent Cellar Hand to join our wine production team. Unsworth Vineyards is a producer of premium, cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Sparkling wines in the burgeoning and idyllic region of the Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island. Unsworth Vineyards is a growing company with recently planted vineyards and future winery expansion in the near term. As such we offer a dynamic workplace with passionate, thoughtful and expert colleagues and opportunities for learning and development.

The successful candidate will:

·         Have a passion for cool climate wines, especially the above mentioned varieties/styles

·         Have a minimum 3 cellar-based vintages OR 1 full year in the cellar at a single winery

·         Be mechanically-minded and takes pride in the hands-on aspect of winemaking

·         Have expert forklift skills

·         Have great attention to detail

·         Work well independently or with a team

·         Be able to lift up to 50 lbs and perform repetitive tasks

·         Have good time management and prioritization skills

·         Capable of using winery software (Vintrace)

·         Be legally allowed to work in Canada

·         Be available to work long hours, evenings or weekends during peak seasons

·         Have a “can do” attitude, honest, reliable and hard-working

Assets may include:

·         BSc., diploma or certificate in winemaking or related science field

·         Experience with Charmat winemaking

·         Trade skills: plumbing, mechanical, refrigeration, etc.

·         Laboratory skills



• $22-$25 / hour
• Extended benefits after 6 months
• RRSP matching after 2 years

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