Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Lunessence Winery & Vineyard (http://www.lunessencewinery.com)

  Summerland, British Columbia

Lunessence Winery & Vineyard is a boutique premium winery in Summerland producing approximately 3,000 cases a year. Since the property was purchased in 2014 we have made a commitment to sustainable vineyard and winemaking practices. The vineyard was certified organic in 2020 and we have since release our Estate Single Vineyard Series. We are looking for a young, motivated winemaker looking to take the next step in their career.

Qualifications:

  • Oenology/Viticulture degree (preferred) and/or 2 years’ practical experience 
  • Friendly, easy-going personality with a good sense of humour
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Experience in cellar operations including laboratory
  • Vineyard experience required
  • Organic farming experience would be an asset
  • Forklift experience necessary
  • Tractor experience an asset 
  • Mechanical skills in relation to winery and vineyard equipment maintenance an asset
  • Valid drivers’ licence 
  • Ability to work in Canada required
  • Fit and healthy with the ability to lift 80 pounds

Responsibilities:

  • Reports directly to the General Manager
  • Managing all winery and vineyard operations
  • Managing one or two vineyard workers
  • Processing 50+ tonnes of fruit
  • Maintain cellar operations, including record keeping
  • Performing lab analysis
  • Blending trials
  • Cleaning tanks, barrels, equipment, and winery
  • Work with contract bottling services 
  • Managing and establishing relationships with grape growers and production partners
  • Work planning, ordering and scheduling 
  • Tasting and marketing when required

• Attractive salary based on experience
• Health benefits
• Wine allowance

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