Assistant Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Black Hills Estate Winery (

  Oliver, British Columbia


At Andrew Peller Limited (APL), we deliver the perfect brand experience for every lifestyle, occasion, and generation. Through collaboration, open communication, honesty, drive to win, and accountability, we inspire teammates to be extraordinary every day. 

Who We Are

We are one of Canada's largest and oldest wine companies with a rich heritage in quality winemaking.

We produce some of Canada's most recognized brands and offer our teammates a challenging and rewarding employment experience.

We are recruiting for passionate, enthusiastic, extraordinary Assistant Winemaker to join our team at Black Hills Estate Winery.  Black Hills Estate Winery is situated on the scenic Black Sage Bench in Oliver, British Columbia and has been producing premium wine in this region since 1999. Known for the Nota Bene Bordeaux inspired blend, our focus is precise vineyard management, minimal intervention in the winery, and world class wine experiences offered to the thousands of visitors we see annually.

Reporting into the Senior Winemaker, the Assistant Winemaker will assist in the winemaking process from grape harvest through to bottling, ensuring compliance to specifications, maintaining and maximizing quality and efficiencies, as well managing and leading cellar and harvest teammates.

We are looking for a teammate with:

  • Diploma or degree in Science, B.Sc Oenology and Viticulture or Food Science or Equivalent
  • Leadership experience and a commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Experience in cellar operations (food manufacturing preferred) as well knowledge of WHMIS, HACCP, and GMP's
  • Strong organizational & communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize, multi task and work under pressure in fast paced environment
  • A passion for the wine industry and a desire to pour extraordinary into everyday life 

You will be accountable for:

  • Management and leadership of Cellar Teammates
  • Communicate with Winemaker on the status of the respective ferments, movements, lab analysis and cellar activities/processes
  • Actively participate in tastings of juices, ferments and finished wines
  • Management of data in WIS, Innovint and Excel (including troubleshooting) including production of work orders (and accurate calculations of additions), Input of completed work orders (and follow-up on tank measurements), troubleshooting of data base errors; Crop and Wine production forecasts
  • Management of information pertaining to BCVQA and participation on industry committees as required
  • Maintaining a clean and sanitary winery in accordance with CFIA guidelines
  • Follows safe work practices & procedures

We are conducting an internal and external search simultaneously. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest; only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  

Andrew Peller Limited is committed to meeting the needs of persons with temporary and/or permanent disabilities in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence.  We are happy to discuss any need for accommodation in the workplace and will make an effort to meet those needs in a timely manner by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility in the areas of information, communications, and employment. 

How To Apply

Please submit a detailed resume outlining your qualifications no later than January 24, 2020 by visiting the link to our careers page:

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