Cellar Master (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Mission Hill Family Estate Winery (http://www.missionhillwinery.com/Work-With-Us/)

  West Kelowna, British Columbia

Cellar Master

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
West Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

Be part of the next great story in wine!


About Us:           
Mission Hill Family Estate has long been regarded a jewel of the British Columbia wine industry; producing world-class wines from its stunning location perched atop the sweeping hills of West Kelowna, British Columbia. As Canada’s only 5 time winner of Canadian Winery of the Year, we are a leading family-owned, quality driven estate. Each wine we produce is an expression of precision viticulture, sustainable farming, and winemaking in our organically certified vineyards and winery. Our winemaking team uses both traditional and modern winemaking techniques in a relentless pursuit of quality. Learn more about Our Winemaking here.

We are looking for a high potential leader to contribute to our award-winning winemaking efforts.  As our Cellar Master, you will execute our winemaking plans and provide leadership in our cellars. Reporting to the Chief Winemaker, our Cellar Master will manage the day-to-day activities in the Production Cellar, championing a quality first, safe work environment. You will lead a team with a strong focus towards continuous improvement in quality, process, equipment, and maintenance.

Who You Are:

You have 3-5 years of cellars experience and an understanding of cellar operations, winemaking equipment and techniques and take pride in your ability to foster strong working relationships. Your operational abilities and knowledge are balanced by your high level of interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to motivate employees and navigate difficult conversations. You are results-oriented and are looking to build your career in an innovative company with a strong brand that values growth and achievement. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to make an impact on all aspects of the operation, from the delivery of grapes to the distribution of our finished product: a bottle of our world-class wine.

Who We Are:

We love what we do. We’re all in. It’s how we have accomplished great things. Like our amazing products and our brand, we want to tell you the exciting story of our winery, its growth, and our people. We’re on an amazing adventure and we want you to help write the next chapter with us. We are building a lasting legacy in the wine industry, and we’ve only just begun.

Day in the Life of our Cellar Master:


  • Manage the workflow in our cellars ensuring that all work meets our quality standards
  • Develop, implement and improve best cellar practices
  • Lead in the coordination of grape receival and processing during harvest   
  • Ensure that standard operating procedures and cleanliness expectations throughout the winery are maintained
  • Work with the winemakers to improve and develop SOPs where needed.   On-going training of cellar staff on SOPs
  • Learn and implement new winemaking innovation and technology
  • Execute the winery’s Ecocert (organic) and HACCP programs
  • Support the implementation and installation of capital projects.
  • Work cooperatively with the Administration/Retail/Hospitality departments to facilitate customer service objectives
  • Execute the Mission Hill Safety program including; new hire orientation and documentation, training on new jobs/equipment, safe work practices, hazard identification and tracking and currency of training certification and tickets.  Ensure any changes to process from a safety perspective are communicated to the team clearly and timely.   
  • Provide motivation, training, guidance and coaching to cellar employees, ensuring performance and quality standards are achieved.  Execute annual performance reviews for the cellar team. 
  • Ensure all employees receive appropriate training for their position, changes in operations and new practices or processes
  • Responsible for regular crew talks, safety crew talks and their appropriate documentation
  • Ensure all facets of the Winery Safety Program are understood and followed by employees


What We’re Looking For:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in winemaking, international experience is an asset
  • Degree or diploma in winemaking, operations, science, or equivalent
  • Leadership experience in a winery or other Food & Beverage operations
  • Experience with HAACP and/or organic winemaking is an asset
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office Suite, Relational Databases, and Web Based Systems
  • Knowledge of winemaking machinery
  • Exceptional execution skills and a proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Commitment to continuous improvement of systems, processes, quality, and technology
  • High intensity team player who thrives in a fast paced, dynamic environment

What’s In It For You:

  • Comprehensive paid training and access to extensive wine education
  • Monthly Employee Wine Allowance
  • Competitive salary
  • Professional development opportunities
  • RRSP matching, DPSP, annual vacation, and more!
  • The opportunity to work in a “Post Card” setting on our iconic property

At Mission Hill, we live by our 5 Core Values every day:

Sense of Urgency

  • Our business moves fast and so do we. We understand the power of now.
  • We have relentless drive and believe if it can be done, we’re the ones who will do it first.


  • We need to stay real because our brands, our stories and our culture must remain genuine to thrive.
  • When we have the best intentions for all, we create space to be our whole selves and do great things together.


  • Our lives are complicated enough. So why use 50 words when you can use 5?
  • We thrive in ambiguity and change, but we also know how to translate our goals into simple explanations and actions.


  • Egos distract us. When we’re humble, we’re open to listen, take feedback and change direction quickly.
  • We’re here for each other, and together we do great things.


  • We respect and rely on each other. Trust is the backbone of our relationships, and we work hard not to break it.
  • This level of trust allows us to be all-in and take comfort in the support of our teams.


We want to hear from you! Apply on our website today: www.missionhillwinery.com/Work-With-Us/



How To Apply

Apply on our website today at www.missionhillwinery.com/Work-With-Us/

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