2019 Vintage Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Culmina Family Estate Winery (http://www.culmina.ca)

  Oliver, British Columbia

We are looking for a very passionate, wine oriented candidate to join our winemaking team for Vintage 2018.  Because our production team is small, the incumbent will work closely with our Vineyard Manager & Winemaker, Jean-Marc Enixon, and be involved in every aspect of the vintage winemaking process in our new state of the art, gravity flow winemaking facility, complete with a basket press and Bucher Oscillys Destemmer.

The ideal candidate will possess fantastic cellar, crush pad, and laboratory skills, but moreover will have a great attitude and a desire to make top quality wines. 

Responsibilities include the following:  

  • Maintaining winery hygiene, including the sanitisation of tanks and equipment
  • Receiving and processing grapes
  • Transferring and racking tanks
  • Operating winery equipment (pumps, de-stemmer, press, etc) 
  • Carrying out daily pump overs
  • Conducting basic lab analysis testing (TA, pH, VA, So2)
  • Starting and monitoring fermentations, as well as collecting and logging daily fermentation data
  • Operating a forklift (stacking barrels, moving must from container to tank)
  • Carrying out barrel operations (filling, topping, racking)

Requirements are as follows: 

  • A positive attitude
  • Some post-secondary university education, degrees with a specialization Winemaking or equivalent considered an asset
  • Hands-on vintage and cellar experience (i.e. 2+ vintages), with global vintage experience considered an asset
  • A valid work permit for working in Canada, or valid SIN #
  • Ability to work independently on a compact team
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • An excellent work ethic, reliability and integrity
  • A proven track record of achieving and maintaining high standards
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent forklift skills, and a valid forklift ticket is an asset
  • Ability to safely lift up to 25 kg
  • A current Canadian or International drivers license in good standing 


Competitive remuneration negotiated at the time of offer; based on experience.

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