2020 Harvest Cellar Hand - Canada (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  CheckMate Artisanal Winery (http://www.checkmatewinery.com)

  Oliver, British Columbia, Canada, Auckland/Northland

 

Vintage Cellar Hand – Oliver, BC, Canada. 

Position Dates: August 2020 - December 2020

Salary: $17/hour with subsidized accommodation

CheckMate Winery seeks Vintage Cellarhands to assist with all aspects of the winemaking process in a modern artisanal winemaking facility. 

Candidates should:

(a)          have or be undertaking a Bachelor’s Degree in Enology &/or Viticulture; or

(b)          have at least 2 years of experience in production winemaking.

Experience with traditional, artisanal and modern winemaking techniques would be beneficial, as would knowledge of the applicable cellar procedures in a gravity fed winery. 

Applicants must have experience performing the following tasks:         

  • Ferment management (temperature control, inoculation, cap management, monitoring nutrient status, punch downs and pump overs);
  • Identifying and reducing potential microbial issues –  grapes, must, and bulk wine
  • Cellar experience - grape processing, fermentations, pressings, racking, transfers, blending, topping, wine aging, wine treatments, bottling, barrel maintenance and sanitation;
  • Operating pneumatic presses, destemmers, punch down systems, pump over systems, barrel washers, ozone machines, pumps, heating & cooling systems, solenoids, control stats, draining and pressing by gravity, gravity wine movements;
  • Fruit processing of Chardonnay and Bordeaux varietals;  
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Passion for making the highest quality artisanal wines – Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir;
  • Forklift driving (fruit processing, loading/unloading flatbed trucks and barrel stacking).

The following experience would be beneficial (but not essential):

  • Lab experience;
  • Data-input and winemaker database experience;
  • Vineyard sampling experience.

 

 

How To Apply

To apply, please send your resume directly to careers@checkmatewinery.com. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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