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 prior to the 2021 harvest season 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. The candidate will also have the opportunity to assist the Vineyard Manager in all vineyard operations.

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.

·         All aspects of grape reception and processing.

·         Assist in all aspects of canopy management, maintenance/repair of trellis and irrigation system, soil enhancement and general vineyard activities.

 

Qualifications:

·         Minimum 3 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 vineyard management an asset

Compensation based on experience level




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