Cellar/Winemaker Assistant (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Wild Goose Vineyards and Winery (http://www.wildgoosewinery.com)

  Okanagan Falls, British Columbia

Join the Wild Goose team!  We are hiring a friendly, positive, motivated,up-beat person to join our winemaking team starting immediately 

This is an excellent opportunity for a cellar worker/winemaker to build experience and skills in cellar operations and be exposed to premium winemaking in British Columbia.  Local and foreign applicants (with visas) welcome. Salary dependant on prior experience.

Key responsibilities will be to:

  • Set up, operate and clean crusher/destemmer, must pump, grape press
  • Clean and sanitize tanks, hoses, pumps and other equipment
  • Innoculations, racking, additions and pump-overs.
  • Monitor ferments with other winemaking staff
  • Cleaning, filling and topping barrels
  • Assist with filtration
  • Maintain a clean, safe and sanitary work environment
  • Labwork
  • Field Sampling
  • Bottling

Other duties include:

  • Grape harvesting
  • Pruning
  • Loading/unloading delivery trucks, preparing pallets for delivery


  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the position including standing for long periods of time, working outside, working in cold and wet conditions, lifting up to 50lbs, and comfortable with heights.
  • Positive attitude is a must
  • Organized and punctual
  • Lab experience is a bonus
  • Forklift experience is an asset
  • Prior work experience in a winery is preferred
  • Must be able to work long and flexible hours
  • Non smoking candidates preferred
  • First aid certificate
  • Must be a team player and work well with fellow employees

About Wild Goose Vineyards

Twenty-twenty marks the 30th Anniversary of premium wine production at Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery.  Being BC's first farmgate winery to grow, vint, and bottle on site, we have established ourselves as one of British Columbia's top producers of premium varietal wines.

Since opening our doors in 1990, Wild Goose has consistently been the recipient of local and international accolades including 2009 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year, nine Lieutenant Governor Awards of Excellence, International Riesling Foundation trophy, and over 200 Gold, Platinum and Double-Platinum awards.

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