Harvest Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )


  Burrowing Owl Estate Winery (http://www.burrowingowlwine.ca)

  Oliver, British Columbia


Now Hiring: Harvest Interns for the 2023 Vintage. 

This position runs between August 28 to December, 2023, with options to extend to March 29, 2024 for some.


Burrowing Owl Vineyards (1993) and Estate Winery (1997) was developed by the Wyse family with a vision to produce ultra-premium BC-VQA wines that represent the best characteristics of the region. Burrowing Owl obtains most of our fruit from our 260 acre privately owned vineyards.  The production facility is located 10km south of the town of Oliver and located among some of the Estate's oldest and most prized vineyard blocks. The Okanagan vineyards are planted in Bordeaux and Burgundy varieties as well as Pinot Gris, Syrah and a Viognier. Our Similkameen vineyards are exclusively Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

The overriding philosophy of the winery is to use proven traditional winemaking methods that best express the terroir, in harmony with a state-of-the art facility, careful scientific evaluation and a dedicated winemaking team. Sustainable practices and.. environmental initiatives are valued highly at Burrowing Owl and the owners participate actively to advance these causes.

Key Responsibilities:

- Grape Processing: Grape and Juice Reception, Destemming, Crushing, and Pressing.

- Handling equipment, managing pumps, clamps, hoses, etc. typical of a mid-sized winery

- Handling standard winemaking chemicals. 

- Learning and practicing our systems and commitment to quality across.

- Attention to detail and an ability to maintain an organized work space

Job Requirements:

-      Diploma or bachelor’s degree in appropriate science related discipline (Wine and viticulture preferred) programs.

-      Dependable, and self-starting.

-      Able to work long hours and irregular shifts including weekends and statutory holidays

-      Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing

-      Able to lift 55lbs

-      Eligible to work in Canada – (LMIA will not be approved)

-      Knowledge of winery cellar operating procedures.


Housing, harvest meals and local transportation provided.

Wage: Commensurate with ability. BC Overtime rules apply.

How To Apply

Mail: 500 Burrowing Owl Place, Oliver, BC, V0H 1T1

EMAIL: [email protected]

Fax: +1 250 498 0621

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