Harvest Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  CheckMate Artisanal Winery (http://www.checkmatewinery.com)

  Oliver, British Columbia

2022 Harvest Cellar Hand
CheckMate Artisanal Winery
Golden Mile Bench, Oliver, B.C.

Your next move…

With meticulous precision and an uncompromising commitment to excellence, CheckMate Artisanal Winery focuses on small lots of luxury Chardonnay and Merlot. Some of the most high-scored wines in Canada – including four perfect 100-point scores. CheckMate Artisanal Winery, recently redesigned and renovated, has become a work of art on its’ own.

Why CheckMate?

We’re on an amazing adventure and we’re going where others aren’t. We’re innovators and disruptors. At CheckMate, we offer our people unique experiences, training, opportunities and support to grow their careers. We believe in giving our people a path to their future, cultivating career possibilities and perfecting the skills and knowledge they need to be at their best.

A Day in the Life!

  • Ferment management (temperature control, inoculation, cap management, monitoring nutrient status, punch downs and pump overs)
  • Identifying and reducing potential microbial issues – grapes, must, and bulk wine
  • Grape processing, fermentations, pressings, racking, transfers, blending, topping, wine aging, wine treatments, bottling, barrel maintenance
  • Sanitation, clean grape processing equipment, sanitize tanks, barrel cleaning, barrel stacking, and overall cleanliness of the cellar
  • Operating presses, destemmers, punch down systems, pump over systems, barrel washers, ozone machines, pumps, heating & cooling systems, solenoids, control stats, draining and pressing

Must haves:

  • University degree in Oenology/Winemaking or applicable Science Related Field; Diploma in Oenology/Winemaking or applicable Science Related field considered an asset
  • Ideally a minimum of 1 harvest experience, preferably 2 with one international
  • Proficient in operation of all production equipment
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects at one time
  • Strong computer literacy experienced with MS Office and the ability to learn and use company wine inventory system (Vintrace)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

What’s in it for you!?

  • Mentorship from a passionate and enthusiastic leadership team
  • Staff accommodation available
  • Ongoing training in your job and dedicated wine education
  • Competitive compensation
  • Discounts on tours, experiences, and restaurants at our collection of wineries including Mission Hill Family Estate, CedarCreek Estate Winery, Road 13 Vineyards, and Liquidity Wines


Apply today! Submit your resume to [email protected]

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