Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Arterra Wines Canada

  Oliver, British Columbia

Job Description

The Role:

We are currently recruiting for a detail orientated, career driven, team player who is self-motivated and goal focused to fill the position of Cellar Hand based out of our Oliver, BC Winery.

Arterra Wines Canada Oliver Production Facility is a full-service operation from harvest through to final distribution; operating year round and producing some of the industry’s most awarded wines. As a whole, our organization emphasizes a collaborative working environment, offering the systems and structure to support our continued growth and employment opportunities.

As a Cellar Hand you will work closely with our Winemaking team in the creation of our award winning wines. Our cellars operate as two divisions, VQA and ICB; by dividing these functions we are able to offer our Cellar Hands a broad scope and cross training potential on the entire wine and refreshment making process from small to large batch production.

Key Responsibilities:

Your key responsibilities and duties are as follows:

  • Grape processing: Grape and juice reception, destemming, crushing, and pressing.
  • Fermentation management: Inoculations, nutrient additions, sampling, pump overs, punch downs, sugar monitoring, and digging out of fermenters.
  • Cellar work: Barrel work, racking, product transfers, product blending, and product additions.
  • 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).
  • Inventory control.

Job Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Knowledge of safe cellar practices, including safe handling of chemicals.
  • Strong commitment to quality with attention to detail.
  • Candidate must be hands on, dependable, and self-starting.
  • Good problem solving abilities along with basic logistic skills required.
  • Ability to be trained in confined space entry process and procedures.
  • Knowledge of winery cellar operating procedures.
  • Teamwork and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work shift work including weekends.
  • Ability to understand and perform mathematic calculations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Maintain an organized work place.
  • Ability to lift 55 lbs.

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