Assistant Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Noble Ridge Vineyard and Winery (http://www.nobleridge.com)

  Okanagan Falls, British Columbia

Noble Ridge is a 25-acre estate vineyard and winery located in Okanagan Falls, in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. We are currently seeking a highly motivated and dedicated Assistant Winemaker. The position will start early January 2020 and is on a full-time basis. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work hand in hand with the Winemaker and will be a key contributor in producing premium wines coming from our unique terroir. This role is perfectly suited for a self-starting individual that will take pride in our team success.

Responsibilities:

  • Carry out all cellar tasks including barrel work, racking, topping, transfers, filtration, etc. 
  • Perform all laboratory analysis as needed (pH, TA, MLF, SO2, etc.).
  • Keep a clean, tidy and safe work environment, and report any hazards or safety concerns to the Winemaker.
  • Participate in tasting and blending trial.
  • Forklift and tractor operation.
  • General cellar and equipment maintenance.
  • Evaluate/monitor wines on a regular basis and report to the Winemaker.
  • Preparation for harvest by ensuring that all equipment is prepared and ready for grape intake.
  • All aspects of grape 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:

  • Minimum 4 years of cellar experience.
  • Education in winemaking an asset.
  • Self motivated and punctual.
  • Good communication and leadership skills.
  • Able to lead by example in a fast pace and highly efficient environment.
  • Able to stand for long periods of time, work outside, work in cold and wet conditions
  • Hardworking & able to work longer hours when necessary
  • Previous experience in canopy management an asset

 

Compensation based on experience level

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