Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Bench 1775 Winery (http://www.bench1775.com)

  Penticton, British Columbia

Bench 1775 Winery, located in the beautiful Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley in central BC seeks a positive and hard-working individual to join our Cellar Crew at our rapidly growing facility.


The successful candidate will be able to experience winemaking on numerous vinifera varieties and on many wine styles, including Sparkling, Table wine and Icewines. This position reports to the Winemaker / Supervisor




  • able to work legally in Canada (hold a valid Social Insurance Number)
  •  Team-Oriented and helpful 
  •  Punctual and Reliable
  • Self-Motivated and Energetic
  • Positive and optimistic 
  • Attention to Detail
  • Able to lift 25kg repeatedly and work on your feet for up to 10 hours/day
  • Willing to work long hours, overtime & weekends when necessary, especially during harvest
  • Ability to read, understand and complete paperwork accurately
  • Ability to change focus, duties & activities quickly and with a good attitude
  • Forklift skills (certification)
  • Love of wine


Responsibilities Include (But are not limited to):

  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Follow specific cleaning and sanitation practices
  • Barrel work including topping, cleaning and maintenance
  • Assist with bottling and bottling prep and help oversee temporary bottling workers
  • Operate and Maintain Equipment (with training)
  • Follow Directions and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Work occasional events held at the winery (usually on weekends)
  • Operate Forklifts and Pallet Jacks


Spanish language skills and experience with Process 2 Wine database software is an advantage. 


Hourly wage based on experience. Contract position for 2018 season that could be a full time position based on fit.

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