Lead Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Northern Lights Estate Winery (http://www.northernlightswinery.ca)

  Prince George, British Columbia

Northern Lights Estate Winery is the most northern and largest fruit winery in BC. It grows fruit in five different locations and hosts events on its beautiful riverfront property as well as offering stunning natural views for its Bistro customers and employees. We are proud to be Prince George's # 1 place to visit on tripadvisor and are family owned and operated. The winery is currently looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and goal-oriented individual to join our wine making team. The lead cellar hand is integral to the day-to-day operation of the winery and will perform a wide range of tasks including.


Responsibilities and Duties

§  Fruit Processing: Handle fruit/juice deliveries, fill tanks

§  Perform routine operation of pumps and filters to rack, transfer, and filter wine

§  Fermentation Management: Inoculations, perform chemical additions, nutrient additions, sampling, punch downs, sugar

§  Collect wine/juice samples and general support for the laboratory

§  Responsible for sanitation in all areas of cellar operation.

§  Assist skilled cellar workers in various cellar operations.

§  Supervise bottling crew and take part of bottling line

§  Read, understand and complete paperwork efficiently and accurately

§  Maintain a safe, clean and healthful work environment at all times 

§  Participate in shipping and receiving of wine and goods.



Job Requirements: 

·      A passion for wine and previous experience with winemaking either at home or in a winery.

·      Strong commitment to quality with attention to details

·      Candidate must be hands on, dependable, and have scrupulous record keeping.

·      Prioritize while able to adapt to changing priorities 

·      Good problem-solving abilities along with basic logistic skills required.

·      Ability to understand and perform mathematic calculations.

·      Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

·      Maintain an organized work place.

·      Ability to lift 40 lbs. This position is physically demanding.

Northern Lights Winery produces high quality fruit wines that are leading the industry and attracting a focussed audience of Millennial and young Gen X wine consumers. Over the years, the winery has won substantial awards at the BC Best of Varietal competition, Wine Align Canadian Wine Competition, and the All Canadian Wine Championships.

Please include a cover letter with your resume e-mailed to [email protected]

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