Vintage Lead Cellarhand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Mt Boucherie Estate Winery

  West Kelowna, British Columbia

About Us:

Mt Boucherie Estate Winery is a quality driven, vineyard specific producer based in West Kelowna, BC. Our Award-winning wines are distributed nation-wide.

The Team: AKA, The Boo’s Crew

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:

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic individual to LEAD our Harvest Cellar Team. The Harvest team is ground zero and plays a vital role in giving our wines life . We are looking for a candidate who is a leader, has a strong work ethic, detail oriented, loves to have fun and work hard, and actually enjoys wine!

The Lead Cellar Hand will work closely with our Winemaking Team, and report directly to the Winemaker to ensure that the day to day wine making operations run smoothly & are executed to the highest level.

Responsibilities:

-        Working closely with other like-minded members of the cellar team to ensure all tasks defined by the Winemaker are met and exceeded.

-        Executing day to day operations of the cellar as required 

-        Keeping workspace tidy and organized to ensure a safe work environment adhering to all Covid-19 protocols

-        Assisting 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 consistently 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

-         You must have a sense of humour, if not, you must be able to fake a sense of humour.

Education, Qualifications and Skills:

-        Post-secondary diploma in a Winery Technician/ Operations field 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 preferred (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

-        Must be currently and legally eligible to work in Canada 

This position will lead to a fulltime, year-round contract to the right candidate after successfully completing a 3 month Harvest contract commencing in August 2021. Salary range $40,000 to $45,000 (annual) based on experience

How To Apply

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

jeff@mtboucherie.com
by May 1, 2021

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