Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Montalvino Wineries Inc.

  Oliver, British Columbia

This is an exciting opportunity to join Montalvino Wineries Inc., and oversee winemaking operations for a family of three wineries. Montalvino has been described as “one of the most ambitious new projects in the South Okanagan” by David Lawrason, and includes Uppercase Winery at District Wine Village as well as two upcoming wineries on the Golden Mile Slopes and Naramata Bench. We currently farm 46 acres across five estate vineyards in the South Okanagan, guided by consulting winemaker and viticulturist Pascal Madevon. 

This is a full-time, permanent position that will lead and manage winemaking at all three winery properties. Reporting to the Chief of Operations, this position oversees day-to-day operations to achieve the desired quality and stylistic profile for each brand. The winemaker is responsible for ensuring the highest safety and cleanliness standards at each property.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing all winery and cellar operations with meticulous attention to detail and vigilant record-keeping
  • Responsible for maintaining and managing on-site bottling line 
  • Responsible for maintaining and servicing all winery equipment 
  • Managing relationships with grape growers 
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining health and safety standards at each winery, including overseeing staff training
  • Collaborate on strategic planning, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Representing the winery at on- and off-site events as well as participating in PR activities

Qualifications

  • Related degree or diploma
  • 5+ years of winemaking experience, preferably in a Winemaker role
  • Prior management experience, with demonstrated planning and supervising skills
  • Vineyard experience is an asset
  • Valid forklift and driver’s licence
  • Ability to work in Canada
  • Ability to lift up to 80lbs regularly

Compensation

  • Competitive salary
  • Health benefits
  • Wine allowance

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