Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

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

  West Kelowna, British Columbia

Winemaker

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 five-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 a Winemaker, you will execute our winemaking plans and provide leadership in our cellars. Reporting to the Chief Winemaker, our Winemaker will execute all aspects of winemaking from grape intake to fermentation and maceration, blending and bottling. You will lead a team with a strong focus towards continuous improvement in quality, process, equipment, and maintenance.

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 Winemaker:

·       Direct cellar activities including grape processing, fermentation management, additions, racking, blending, finishing and bottling to Mission Hill’s high-quality standards.  

·       Oversee specific winemaking functions through harvest and crush, from receiving grapes to bottling wines.   

·       Participate in all sensory analysis and blending sessions.  Ability to identify potential faults in wines.

·       Coordinate, monitor and interpret laboratory analysis.  

·       Contribute to the development of quality and style winemaking goals.

·       Develop, implement and improve cellar best practices.

·       Learn and implement new winemaking innovation and technology.

·       Assist in executing the winery’s organic and HACCP program.

·       Promote a high level of cleanliness and sanitation

·       Represent the winery and the company at promotional activities where required.

·       Champion a safe and healthy work environment for employees.

·       Assist in coaching, educating, and motivating winery and cellar staff.

What We’re Looking For:

·       Minimum 5 years’ experience in winemaking, international experience is an asset.

·       Bachelor’s Degree (B.S) in Enology or Science from an accredited university. 

·       2 years’ experience with Laboratory Analysis.  

·       2 Years’ experience leading and developing a cellar team.  

·       The ability to work independently and in a team environment.

·       Experienced with MS Office and the ability to learn and use our wine inventory system (Vintrace). 

·       Passion for making high quality, organically certified wines.

·       Drive for continuous improvement and innovative ideas.

·       A highly effective, team player.

What’s In It For You:

·       Comprehensive paid training and access to extensive wine education

·       Professional development opportunities

·       Educational trips and conferences

·       Monthly Employee Wine Allowance

·       Competitive salary

·       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.

Authenticity

  • 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.

Simplicity

  • 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.  

Humility

  • 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.

Trust

  • 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 at www.missionhillwinery.com/Work-With-Us/

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