Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  ENCORE Vineyards (http://www.encorevineyards.ca)

  TIME Winery, Penticton, British Columbia

ENCORE Vineyards Ltd., a progressive Okanagan-based company, is home to TIME Winery, McWatters Collection, and Evolve Cellars, providing a host of wines and hospitality service.

Built within a revitalized historic theatre in downtown Penticton, the heart of South Okanagan wine country, the new TIME Winery offers a tasting bar, lounge and intimate outdoor patio for guests to enjoy. TIME Winery’s full kitchen and event space provide a unique venue for your next public or private event. Summerland winery; Evolve Cellars is perched on a bench overlooking Okanagan lake, and boasts one of the Valley’s best views. A bright and airy tasting room with an onsite picnic bar and sun-drenched patios make this an essential stop in your Bottleneck Drive visit. The grounds offer a perfect setting for weddings and many special events, including yoga and corporate retreats.  

ENCORE is seeking a winemaker who will work closely with our Director of Winemaking at our downtown Penticton winery.

This is a great opportunity to work for an exciting company, at a new project, working for a family with deep roots in the industry.  This is a hands on position, working in the cellar, on the crush pad and in the lab. 

 

RESPONSIBILTIES

-Execute all day to day winery functions

-Perform winery functions including blending, racking, filtration, cleaning, barrel work.

-Work  on blending trials, new products and to ensure stylistic goals.

-Participate in all aspects of harvest

-Input all pertinent information into our wine software system, Vintrace.

-Create lot codes

-Perform all Lab work and input into Vintrace

-Ensure all wine goes through the VQA process in a timely fashion.

-Set up and participate in lab trials

-Write work orders



QUALIFICATIONS

-Must have substantial experience in a quality focused winery

-Be passionate  about wine and winemaking

-Have some formal winemaking education

-Have a good understanding of Microsoft Office applications 

-Be proficient with the forklift

-Be strong organizationally and planning skills are essential

-Must be able to work long days, including weekends and holiday during Harvest.

-Must be able to lift  25kg regularly. 

 

This position reports directly to and will be working closely with the Director of Winemaking, Graham Pierce.  We are a small team focused on quality wine in a fun environment. 

 

 

Compensation will be based on experience.

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to graham@encorevineyards.ca

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