Cellar Master (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

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

  Oliver, British Columbia

Joining our full time winemaking team, the ideal candidate will work closely with our Winemaker and Vineyard Manager, Jean-Marc Enixon, in every aspect of the winemaking process at our ultra-premium estate. The successful candidate will be a key member of the winemaking team and will share a passion for making ultra-premium wines including our limited production Number Series. The ideal candidate should be be energetic, ambitious, detail-oriented, resourceful, and hard-working. 

Responsibilities include the following, both in and out of vintage:  

  • Maintaining winery hygiene, including the sanitization of tanks and equipment
  • Transferring and racking tanks
  • Preparing and Adding Ingredient additions
  • Operating winery equipment (pumps, de-stemmer, press, etc) 
  • Carrying out daily pump overs (during vintage)
  • Conducting basic lab analysis testing (Acidity, Ph, VA, So2, etc.)
  • Monitoring fermentations (during vintage) as well as collecting and logging daily fermentation data (density, temperature, etc)
  • Operating a forklift (stacking barrels, moving must from container to tank)
  • Carrying out barrel operations (filling, topping, racking)
  • Participate in regular sensory tastings
  • Support the logistical management of both barrels and case goods using our Winery Management software
  • Entering winemaking data into Process2Wine

Requirements are as follows: 

  • Passionate about winemaking
  • Positive attitude
  • Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency at the time of application
  • Completed post-secondary education (college or university degree), with science-based training in winemaking or similar considered an asset
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Significant hands-on vintage and cellar experience (3-4 vintages), with international experience considered an asset
  • Excellent computer skills and technological savvy, with knowledge of Process 2 wine considered an asset
  • Ability to work within a compact team
  • Ability to work long hours (during vintage and whenever else required)
  • Quick-minded, resourceful, and capable of working independently and efficiently on tasks
  • An excellent work ethic, reliability and integrity 
  • A proven track record of achieving and maintaining high standards
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to safely lift up to 25 kg
  • Strong forklift skills are a must, but Culmina will provide fork lift training to get certified, if necessary
  • A current driver’s license

Culmina Family Estate Winery is an ultra-premium-focused, boutique family-run winery estate in the South Okanagan of British Columbia. Conceived in 2007, Don, Elaine and Sara Triggs started with a simple goal: to make the highest quality wines possible from the family's estate. Channeling their lifelong passion and resources into their new property, Culmina represents their commitment to excellence, as well as their desire to craft icon quality wines reflective of their origins. Since opening its doors in 2013, Culmina has released a small portfolio of wines to both critical and consumer acclaim, with consistent ratings from reviewers across Canada.

Competitive compensation based on experience.

How To Apply

Please submit a copy of your CV and a separate Cover Letter - both in PDF format - indicating how your skills and job experience lend themselves to the specifics of the Job Description above. Successfully completing this task will be considered part of the evaluation process for filling this role.

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