Job Status: Filled

Vintage Lead Cellarhand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery (

  West Kelowna, British Columbia

Mt Boucherie Estate Winery has always been synonymous with premium wine and a quaint little retail shop, but did you know we have GROWN? In the Spring of 2020 we opened the much-anticipated Mt Boucherie Estate Wine Experience Centre featuring 15000 sq ft of Wine & Food experiences with spectacular vistas in West Kelowna, BC.

Mt. Boucherie Estate was established as a grape growing business in 1968 with the winery following in 2001. Vineyards were planted in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys from the 1960’s and with more being planted today.  Year after year, the quality of our vintages has been recognized in British Columbia and on the national and international stage. 

The Team:

As a growing team, we put a considerable emphasis on creating a working environment that fosters professional development, a rewarding workplace, & promotion from within. We are fortunate to have several very experienced wine professionals from whom employees in the beginning of their careers can gain valuable mentoring. 

The Role:

In anticipation of future growth, we are expanding our cellar team. The team plays a vital role in creating the wines that our customers expect from us. We are looking to fill roles with people who have the right attitude, the right work ethic, are detail oriented, love to have fun, work hard, and actually enjoy wine! The Lead Cellar Hand will work closely with our Winemaking Team, and report directly to the Head Winemaker to ensure that the day to day wine making operations run smoothly & are executed to the highest level. 


- Working closely with the cellar team to ensure all tasks defined by the Head Winemaker are met and exceeded.

- Executing day to day operations of the cellar as required  

- Ensuring a clean cellar, well maintained equipment, barrels and tanks according to strict sanitizing protocols

- Keeping workspace tidy and organized to ensure a safe work environment 

- Assisting Head Winemaker by organizing the Cellar, Crush and bottling team to ensure an efficient and healthy bottling of our wines

- Ability to work in some adverse weather outside (cold/raining/snowing/hot) 

- Ability to lift 25 kg

- Position requires some weekends and some evening work


Position requirements:

- Must be a team player

- Strong Leadership qualities are also a MUST

- Communication in English (written and verbal) a necessity

- Strong supervisory skills 


Education, Qualifications and Skills:

- Post-secondary diploma in winery operations at College or University, or equivalent cellar experience in a LEADERSHIP capacity.

- Preference given to Sommelier certification or WSET 2 level knowledge

- Forklift Safety Certification is recommended (not a requirement)

- Lab experience is beneficial but not a requirement

- Clean, orderly work ethic 

- Minimum 2 years’ experience in Canadian winemaking

- Exceptional problem-solving skills 

This position is Full-Time to the right individual upon completion of a 3 month Harvest contract.

If you feel this position and this company is for you, please submit your resume and a short letter of introduction to: by August 28, 2020. 

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