Winery Ambassador / Harvest Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)


  Okanagan Crush Pad Winery (

  Summerland, British Columbia

Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland is seeking two individuals with wine industry training and experience to work the season in our new tasting lounges and support our chief winemaker with cellar work commencing harvest. An amazing opportunity to help us launch our new Haywire Winery and Garnet Valley Ranch Winery with top notch professional guest experience over the summer months and then move into a cellar position over harvest. You will learn about organic farming and viticulture, low intervention winemaking and the importance of land stewardship and site biodiversity. Come harvest, you will work alongside our talented winemaking team preforming a wide range of tasks. You’ll develop a deep understanding of the region and Okanagan Crush Pad’s commitment to craft wines of place.

A modern new two-bedroom suite in a vineyard setting is available to share and is included in the compensation. You are required to have your own transportation and a valid drivers license. This is an amazing opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience that can support classroom training. The position is required for five months commencing early June 2023.  

Okanagan Crush Pad, which opened in 2011, is located in the quaint town of Summerland. This past year the winery constructed a new tasting lounge and renamed it to Haywire Winery. A modern guest center and outdoor patio overlooking Switchback Organic Vineyard with sweeping lake views will offer table side service and small bites. We have been crafting low intervention wines for over ten years using organic grapes, state of the art concrete tanks and winemaking equipment, and have been internationally recognized for our “less is more” style. A short ten-minute drive away is our 320 acre Garnet Valley Ranch which is home to vineyards, organic vegetables, a lavender farm and busy bee hives. A small thoughtful guest experience center is now opening to the public on a limited basis. Here we can teach visitors the importance of land stewardship, crop biodiversity and how we farm with nature’s best interest in mind. Our new Garnet Valley Ranch wine portfolio along with our Free Form natural wines will be showcased as examples of our commitment to our land.

Working with the team at Okanagan Crush Pad is an action packed, comprehensive experience working with a dedicated team of industry professionals with deep experience. Make 2023 a memorable season by joining our team.

- $20/ hour + gratuities and incentives

- Full time work at two unique locations.

- 2-bedroom accommodation. You’ll be sharing, so talk a friend into joining you.

- Valuable training and education in the vineyard and cellar.

- Opportunities to tour and experience other local wineries to gain insight.

How To Apply

To apply, please email your resume to Craig Pingle, General Manager [email protected]

Alternatively, you can visit the winery in person for a tour of the property and meet the team. 16576 Fosbery Road, Summerland, BC.

If you would like more information, please call Craig @ 778.987.1981

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