Job Status: Filled

Assistant Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Oliver Twist Estate Winery (

  Oliver, British Columbia

A visit to the Black Sage Bench can double as a trip down memory lane at Oliver Twist Estate Winery, a family-owned, boutique winery, just south of Oliver, established in 2006. We craft fruit-forward, luscious whites and full, juicy reds, in addition to sparkling, late harvest and port-style wines from our small, 14-acre estate vineyard. At Oliver Twist, we warmly welcome, educate, and advise wine lovers about how to enjoy expanding their wine journey and cellar.

Oliver Twist Estate Winery is currently recruiting for a detail orientated, career driven, team player who is self-motivated and goal focused to fill the Assistant Winemaker position.

Your key responsibilities and duties are as follows:

  • Grape processing: Grape and juice reception, de-stemming, crushing, and pressing
  • Fermentation management: Inoculations, nutrient additions, sampling, pump overs, punch downs, sugar and temperature monitoring, and digging out of fermenters
  • Cellar work: Barrel work, racking, product transfers, product blending, product additions, filtering and bottling
  • Cellar sanitation: Tank & barrel cleaning, and general cleaning of facility and winery equipment
  • Follow all safety procedures as directed by standard operating procedures
  • Work order completion and compliance
  • Safe operation of cellar forklift and other winery equipment (training provided).                                     

Job Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent 
  • Valid Serving It Right certificate
  • Knowledge of safe cellar practices, including safe handling of chemicals
  • Strong commitment to quality with attention to detail
  • Hands-on, dependable, and self-starting
  • Good problem-solving abilities along with basic logistic skills 
  • Comfortable training for confined space entry process and procedures
  • Knowledge of winery cellar operating procedures
  • Teamwork and customer service skills
  • Can work long hours, including weekends. During harvest there will be a requirement to work flexible hours (including days/evenings/weekends)
  • Can stand for long periods of time and can work outside in varying weather conditions
  • Comfortable with heights
  • Can understand and perform mathematic calculations
  • Can communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Can maintain an organized and clean work place
  • Must be comfortable operating equipment and machinery
  • Can lift 50 lbs.


Compensation negotiated based on industry standard, experience and work ethic.

Wine & Restaurant Jobs in Canada. Looking for a job or hiring new employees in the wine & restaurant industry? Wine Jobs Canada - The job site for the wine & restaurant industry throughout Canada. Find ads for jobs in the wine industry, from winemaking to wine sales jobs.

Wine & Hospitality Employers and Recruiters - Attract the best candidates for your employment opportunities. Post your hospitality and wine industry job openings on

Job Seekers - Looking for a job in the wine & hospitality industry? Employers are always looking for talented, energetic people. Find jobs in hospitality and wine including restaurant jobs, hotel jobs, winery jobs, wine sales reps, winemakers, Sommelier jobs and more. Sign up for our free email alert service when new Wine & Hospitality jobs are posted we'll send you an email.