Winery Harvest Assistant (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Poplar Grove Winery (

  Penticton, British Columbia

Winery Harvest Assistant

Contract: Harvest 2021

Poplar Grove Winery is looking to hire a practical, hands-on person for harvest 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.
  • Perform basic laboratory analyses for fruit and juice.
  • 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

Foreign workers must have a valid VISA.

As much as we'd love to reply to all applications, we will only be replying to candidates who are chosen for an interview.

Hourly wage will be commensurate with experience.

How To Apply

Send resume to [email protected] or drop off in person at 425 Middle Bench Rd N, Penticton BC.

Please use the following format for the subject line when sending resume "Attn: Winemaker - Harvest Assistant 2021 (your name here)".

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