Job Status: Filled

Harvest Assistant (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )


  Poplar Grove Winery (

  PENTICTON, British Columbia


CONTRACT DATE:  Harvest 2020 – Start Aug 15th

Poplar Grove Winery is looking to hire a practical, hands-on person for cellar work.  This is a contract position with the possibility of longer-term employment for the right candidate.


  • Undertake processing and cellar operations such as topping, racking, transferring, filtration, tank and barrel cleaning.
  • Receive and process incoming grapes.
  • Keep areas and equipment sanitary.

Education and Work Experience

The candidate must be strongly interested in wine and wine quality; post-secondary education is beneficial.  Previous winery work or vintage experience is advantageous but not mandatory. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Practical skills

  • Good practical abilities and sense of working efficiently with minimal supervision; understands that the most important tasks take priority
  • Forklift license – can train the right candidate
  • Ability to lift and/or carry up to 25kg

Winemaking skills

  • Shows understanding of winemaking principles and has a good understanding of relevant chemistry and technology
  • Strongly focused on wine quality and cleanliness


  • A careful, diligent and thoughtful worker who works safely and assumes an attitude of ownership in the winery
  • A team player who strives towards overall goals of premium winery production.


Hourly wage based on experience.

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