Cellar Master (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Frind Estate Winery (http://www.frindwinery.com)

  West Kelowna, British Columbia

 

About Frind Estate Winery

Established in 2017 with the purchase of the historic Bennett property in West Kelowna, Frind Estate Winery blends agriculture with technological opportunity. Markus Frind’s family has a farming history spanning 500 years, both in Germany and northern BC. After the successful sale of plentyoffish.com, Markus is focusing his efforts on pairing technology with agriculture to produce terroir-driven British Columbia wines of exceptional quality.

We are hiring a CELLAR MASTER based in West Kelowna, to join the Frind Team.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

·         Assisting in and supervising daily winery operations.

·         Clear understanding of cellar sanitation, work order priority, cellar efficiency and have the ability to successfully complete many tasks simultaneously.

·         Performing lab analysis and lab administration.

·         Manage the workflow in the cellars ensuring all work meets our quality and Health & Safety standards.

·         Supervise inventories of Cellar equipment, materials, and supplies.

·         Carry out specialized functions in the cellar during harvest, including, but not limited to the following: additions to fermenting barrels and tanks, barrel racking.

·         Interpreting tested data from wines.

·         Tasting with confidence and ability to describe a wine and recognize wine faults.

·         Supervise and lead in the coordination of grape receival and processing during harvest.

·         Maintaining and repairing cellar equipment as required.

·         Work closely with the Winemakers to improve and develop SOPs where needed.

·         Execute the winery’s Eco-cert (organic) and HACCP programs.

·         Conduct annual performance reviews for the cellar team.

·         Ability to adapt to new ways of technology for winemaking.

·         Ongoing training, leadership, and mentorship for the cellar team.

·         Oversee routine daily tank and equipment cleaning.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

·         Post secondary education in Oenology/Winemaking or science degree.

·         3-5 years experience in winemaking. International experience is an asset.

·         Experience with HAACP and or organic winemaking an asset.

·         Advanced computer skills in MS Office Suite, Relational Databases and web based systems.

·         Leadership experience in a winery or other Food and Beverage operations.

·         Forklift Experience.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

·         Lifting Heavy (>50 lbs)

·         Work on their feet for long periods of time.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

… Work at the #1 Winery in the Okanagan Valley. We are so excited for you to join the Frind Winery Team in beautiful West Kelowna!

Job Posting #:2022- 16

 

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