Cider Maker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Crossmount Cider Company (

  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

 About Crossmount Cider Company:

Located just five minutes from the south end of Saskatoon, Crossmount Cider Company is dedicated to the art of crafting exceptional cider from the finest ingredients. Crossmount has a 1,500 apple orchard and manufactures the brand ‘FLATLANDER’ cider. Our cidery is set in a picturesque locale that offers not just premium ciders but also a vibrant community space for events and gatherings. At Crossmount, we believe in quality, community, and sustainability. We are expanding our team and are looking for a passionate Cider Maker to help enhance our production and uphold our commitment to cider excellence.


Position Summary:

As a Cider Maker at Crossmount, you will be involved in every step of the cider production process, from fermentation to blending, and packaging. This role is a fantastic opportunity for individuals who have a passion for cider making and are eager to develop their skills in a dynamic and supportive environment under the guidance of our experienced Head Cider Maker.


Key Responsibilities:


- Assist in all phases of cider production, including pressing, fermentation, blending, aging, carbonation, and canning.

- Conduct quality control assessments through sensory evaluation and laboratory testing to ensure all products meet our high standards.

- Maintain strict cleanliness and sanitation standards in all production areas and with all equipment.

- Manage detailed production logs and inventory reports accurately.

- Understands, handles, and uses pressurized gasses.

- Support the development and execution of cider varieties and experimental batches.

- Engage with the wider team to refine processes and enhance overall efficiency.

- Represent Crossmount Cider at public events, tastings, and educational workshops.

- Prepares and stages packaging materials and equipment for can and keg production.

- Palletizes finished cased goods, and prepares pallets for warehouse staging including strapping and stretch wrapping as necessary.

- Visually inspect finished goods for any quality defects or abnormalities in packaging, and ensure that finished goods meet all visual quality standards.

- Adhere to and promote safety protocols at all times.





- Experience in a production environment related to beverages (cider, beer, wine) is preferred.

- A foundational understanding of fermentation processes and a commitment to clean, safe production practices.

- Physical capability to manage demanding tasks such as lifting heavy weights (up to 50 lbs) and standing for prolonged periods.

- A problem solver at heart, meticulous with details, and proficient in managing time.

- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, thriving in a team-oriented setting.

- A genuine enthusiasm for the craft cider industry and a desire to make a mark in the field.

- Mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills are advantageous.

- Ability to work flexible shifts, including extended hours and overtime as needed.

- Legal drinking age compliance is required.




-              $20 - $25/hr + benefits. Compensation is based on experience and can be negotiated.


What We Offer:


- A competitive compensation package that includes benefits and bonus possibilities.

- A chance to grow professionally in the booming craft cider industry.

- Training and development opportunities tailored to your career goals.

- A beautiful working environment at our idyllic orchard and state-of-the-art facility.

- Cider


How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and a personalized cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the Cider Maker position to [email protected]. Please use "Cider Maker Application - Your Name" as the subject of your email.


We are excited to welcome a new member to our team who is as passionate about quality craft cider as we are. Come join us at Crossmount and be a part of something truly special!

$20 - $25/hr + benefits. Compensation is based on experience and can be negotiated.

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