Assistant Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Tinhorn Creek Vineyards (

  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 seeking extraordinary, enthusiastic Assistant Winemaker to join our team. Tinhorn Creek Vineyards in Oliver, BC is one of the Okanagan's most innovative and environmentally sustainable estate wineries with an extensive health and safety program. We are a 450-ton winery in the heart of the South Okanagan wine region, with vineyards on both the Golden Mile Bench and the Black Sage Bench. We produce roughly 50:50 white and red, and our two unique vineyard sites allow us to grow both Bordeaux and Burgundy varietals in addition to a dash of Syrah and Gewurztraminer. We employ a basic and natural wine making approach and have a small but skilled team you would enjoy working with.

Reporting to the Winemaker, South Okanagan your responsibilities will include assisting in the winemaking process from grape harvest through bottling, ensuring compliance to specifications, maintaining, and maximizing quality, and efficiencies.

We are looking for a teammate with:

  • Diploma or degree in Science, BSc - Oenology and Viticulture or Food Science or Equivalent
  • Experience in cellar operations-general wine and fermenting knowledge
  • Knowledge of WHMIS, HACCP, and GMP's and asset
  • Strong attention to detail; Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Supervisory experience and a commitment to excellence and high standards.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, manage workflow, use good judgment to make timely and sound decisions.

This teammate will be accountable for:

  • Assisting with vineyard and winemaking operations
  • Assignment of work orders for all daily activities, as well assisting in hiring, development, and supervision of harvest staff
  • Ensuring the winemaker is updated on the status of the respective ferments, movements, and cellar activities/processes
  • Actively participating in tastings of juices, ferments, and finished wines
  • Management of data in WIS and Excel including production of work orders; input of completed work orders; troubleshooting of data base errors; crop and wine production forecasts
  • Management of information pertaining to BCVQA
  • Interpretation of lab results and decisions regarding additions such as predictive chemistry on how adjustments will affect wines in tank at different stages
  • Preparing pre-bottling scheduling
  • Participates on Industry Committees as required
  • Maintaining clean and sanitary position of the cellars according to CFIA guidelines
  • Following safe work process' and report all upset working conditions/hazards to the winemaker.

*Please submit a detailed resume outlining your qualifications no later than November 5, 2021


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. In addition, per our "Internal Job Posting Policy"; internal candidates should be in their current position for one (1) year and their performance must be in good standing.

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 a timely manner by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility in the areas of information, communications, and employment.

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