Harvest Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Arterra Wines Canada

  Oliver, British Columbia

The Role:

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 Vintage Cellar Hand, you will work closely with our Winemaking team during the harvest season in the creation of our award winning wines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • High school diploma minimum (Post Secondary Education in Winemaking an Asset)
  • Strong commitment to quality with attention to detail
  • Strong team player
  • Good problem-solving abilities along with basic logistic skills required
  • Ability to work shifts/weekends 
  • Knowledge of safe cellar practices, including safe handling of chemicals
  • Ability to be trained in confined space entry and forklift operation
  • Knowledge of winery cellar operating procedures
  • Ability to understand and perform mathematic calculations
  • Ability to lift 55 lbs
  • Ability to work at heights

Additional Information

  • Your own transportation is required
  • You will need a valid work permit for Canada (Canadian Working Holiday Visa) \ No labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) will be undertaken
  • Target dates for employment would be August 26th to November 23th
  • Limited accommodations available

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