Assistant Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Therapy Vineyards (

  Naramata, British Columbia

Assistant Winemaker Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities:

 -Assist head winemaker in designing, production and style of wines produced.

-Perform wine transfers, rackings, blending wines, bench trials, additions, finings and filtrations.

-Barrel operations including filling, racking, topping & blending.

-Should be able to perform lab analysis of musts & wines including brix, ph, ta, va, free S02, RS, Alcohol.

-Harvest processing including grape reception, tracking, destemming, crushing and pressing.

-Fermentation management such as yeast inoculations, nutrient adds, sampling, pump overs, punch downs, sugar monitoring.

-Bulk wine inventory management including tracking and recording of wine movements and additions.

-Knowledge of safe cellar practices, including safe handling of chemicals.

-Ensure that the cellar meets organizations sanitation standards & equipment is fully functional.

-Assist supervise seasonal staff at harvest, helping to determine priorities for daily & weekly work.

-Assist in training & development of seasonal staff.

- Work to ensure a safe working environment.

-Actively participate in the safety program.

- Adapt to changing working conditions.

-Flexible work schedule during key times of the year (harvest, bottling etc)

-Able to work alone at times.

-Able to perform mathematical equations.

-Knowledge of sparkling wine production including charmat method, forced carbonation and traditional method.



 - Post Secondary education in Winemaking and/or Viticulture

- 5+ years winery experience an asset

-Able to lift 50 lbs

-Forklift certified is an asset

-First Aid certified is an asset

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