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

Full Time

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

  Okangan Falls, British Columbia

 

Join Wild Goose’s Winemaking team and work with one of the best winemaking teams in the Okanagan! We're hiring a full time, permanent CELLAR HAND/ASSISTANT WINEMAKER

This is a wonderful opportunity for both experienced winemakers or enology & viticulture students to be exposed to premium winemaking and some of the best vineyard sites in British Columbia. As great wine is made in the vineyard some vineyard work will also be required. Weekend work will also be necessary. This isn’t a regular 8:00 – 4:00 job. Harvest especially required long hours with challenging conditions. The right person will thrive and excel in this environment of learning. Local and foreign applicants with visas are welcome.  Remuneration dependent 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

·         Racking, additions and pump-overs of fermenting wine

·         Monitor ferments with other winemaking staff

·         Cleaning, filling and topping barrels

·         Assist with filtration

·         Maintain a safe, clean and sanitary work environment

·         Vineyard irrigation and vine plant seasonal attention

·         Other duties as required which will include but are not limited to:

- Loading / unloading delivery trucks

- Preparing pallets for delivery

Qualifications

·         Education in enology and/or viticulture an asset but would be willing to train the right person

·         Must be able to meet physical needs of the position

·         Positive attitude is a must

·         Organized, punctual with excellent problem solving skills

·         Lab experience is a bonus

·         Forklift experience is an asset

·         Prior work experience in a winery is an asset

If you have a passion for winemaking and like a good challenge, please email your resume with cover letter.

About Wild Goose Vineyards

For more than 29 years, Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery has been producing exceptional wines that touch the four corners of the Okanagan; Sun, Earth, Fruit, and Family. Owned and operated by the Kruger family of Okanagan Falls, the winery is a complete wine country destination offering vineyard views, a spacious tasting room, the Smoke & Oak Bistro with alfresco patio, private function space and award winning wine. Wild Goose spans three generations of family passion for producing premium approachable wines, a true Canadian icon!

 

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