Winemaker - Black Hills Estate Winery (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Andrew Peller Limited (

  Oliver, British Columbia

Black Hills Estate Winery is the maker of the famed "Nota Bene" Bordeaux-style blend which is one of the most coveted wines in Canada. The winery is now searching for an extraordinary Winemaker, who can pour extraordinary into everyday life!  The role is responsible for the successful execution of all winemaking activities in conjunction with the Marketing, Sales and Operations teams.

The successful candidate will be accountable for:

  • Day to day Winemaking operations including but not limited to:
    • Leading and managing a team of Quality, Cellars and Packaging team members. 
    • Processing of grapes, blending, fermentation, stabilization and filtration.
    • Harvest planning logistics, scheduling, hiring, training, etc.
    • Grape quality assessment.
    • Fermentation management and laboratory analysis review.
    • Barrel and inventory management.
    • Setting and revising product specifications.
    • Procurement and equipment commissioning as required.
  • Working with viticulture, sales and marketing to continue to improve wine quality, brand innovation and sales performance.
  • Participating in the development of vision and strategy for the Winery including implementing best in class initiatives.
  • Collaborating with VP Winemaking and team regarding product development and improvement initiatives.
  • Managing and monitoring operating and capital budgets.
  • Ensuring property wines are submitted to the VQA panel as per corporate guidelines
  • Creating and managing SOP's.
  • Participating in tastings, sensory panels and public relations initiatives.
  • Follows safe work procedures and practices and reports any hazards to their Manager.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications/skills:

  • BSc Oenology and Viticulture.
  • Three years' experience in Winemaking and Cellar Operations.
  • Experience in Vineyard Operations.
  • Proven, progressive success in Winemaking.
  • Inspirational leadership and team management experience.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills. Thrives in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; exceptional communication skills.
  • Passionate, driven, and has a winning attitude.
  • Knowledge of WHMIS, OH&SA, HACCP and ISO an asset.
  • Current industry involvement/memberships are desirable.

We are conducting an internal and external search simultaneously. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest; only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  In accordance with the company's "Employment of Relatives Policy" immediate family of employees who currently work for Andrew Peller Limited or any of its subsidiaries are not eligible for (re) hire. In addition, per our "Internal Job Posting Policy"; internal candidates must have been in their current position for one (1) year and their performance must be in good standing. 

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