Harvest Cellar Hand

British Columbia

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Company: Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 11 May 2022

Closes: 11 July 2022

Harvest Cellar Hand
Vintage (August – November, 2022)
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity….

‘Winemaking in some major regions of the world can be an ‘industrial’ undertaking, but for us, winemaking is an ‘artform’. Each vintage is the result of a creative process, backed by science and the result of hundreds of years of learning, guided by the hands of highly-skilled and passionate experts who need to anticipate and adapt to the specific differences of each and every vintage. We are artisans, crafting wines in one of the smallest wine regions in the world, working to define the Okanagan and put our region on the world stage.

Von Mandl Family Estates

A collection of six prestigious wineries, each offering a unique representation of the Okanagan.
The common purpose, to produce wines that can stand alongside the best in the world.

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
West Kelowna, British Columbia

Internationally-awarded Bordeaux-style reds and exquisite Chardonnays are the hallmarks of Mission Hill. Firmly rooted in the Okanagan, our family winery began with an audacious vision – to redefine what’s possible for Canadian wine in the eyes of the world. With have a deep commitment to the region, and a relentless passion to produce wines that can stand alongside the best in the world. Our wines are crafted with bold precision and an uncompromising respect for the diverse vineyards and micro-climates here, expressing the extraordinary history that began with one bold dream.

CedarCreek Estate Winery
Kelowna, British Columbia

Our Winery is in the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, building on more than three decades of winemaking, and defining a new chapter with bright, expressive North Okanagan wines. Our year-round tasting room and Home Block restaurant, housed in contemporary farmhouse buildings, offer our visitors an exceptional experience in a serene natural setting.

Martin’s Lane Winery
Kelowna, British Columbia

The most radical Pinot Noir winery in the world. A six-level gravity-fed winery carved within a steep hillside where extremely limited quantities of Pinot Noir and Riesling are produced. Elegant and complex, these wines represent the purest and most natural expression of vineyard, varietal, and vintage.

Liquidity Wines
Okanagan Falls, British Columbia

Located in Okanagan Falls, the Heart of Wine Country, Liquidity offers an artisan approach to winemaking - taking you on a journey of the senses that captures the art of winemaking from grape to glass in a stunning space with incredible views. Time is spent enjoying these finer things in life, while in the vineyard care is taken to carefully hand-harvest the best fruit and artfully blend them into fine wines.

Road 13 Vineyards
Oliver, British Columbia

Located on the Okanagan’s “Golden Mile,” Road 13 Vineyards continually receives critical acclaim for making wines of exceptional character and are the quintessential expression of the terroir. In 2018, Road 13 won the ‘Canadian Winery of the Year’ Award.

CheckMate Artisanal Winery
Oliver, British Columbia

With meticulous precision and an uncompromising commitment to excellence, CheckMate Artisanal Winery focuses on small lots of luxury Chardonnay and Merlot. Some of the most high-scored wines in Canada – including five perfect 100-point scores. CheckMate Artisanal Winery, recently redesigned and renovated, has become a work of art on its’ own.

Continuous Innovation & Technological Advances

Our wineries are at the forefront of driving leading-edge research, innovation and technology to advance the quality and international stature of wines. Recent examples include a state-of-the-art technical vineyard development centre and early adoption of new technologies, including the use of drones in our vineyards to monitor and optimize the overall quality of the grapes. This commitment to excellence and leadership in precision farming enables us to produce wines of exceptional quality that capture the unique character of our extraordinary estate vineyards.

What You’ll Do:

  • 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
  • Grape processing, fermentations, pressings, racking, transfers, blending, topping, wine aging, wine treatments, bottling, barrel maintenance
  • Sanitation, clean grape processing equipment, sanitize tanks, barrel cleaning, barrel stacking, and overall cleanliness of the cellar
  • Operating presses, destemmers, punch down systems, pump over systems, barrel washers, ozone machines, pumps, heating & cooling systems, solenoids, control stats, draining and pressing.

What You Have:

  • University degree in Oenology/Winemaking or applicable Science Related Field; Diploma in Oenology/Winemaking or applicable Science Related field considered an asset
  • Ideally, a minimum of 1 harvest experience, preferably 2 with one international
  • Proficient in operation of all production equipment
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects at one time
  • Strong computer literacy experienced with MS Office and the ability to learn and use company wine inventory system (Vintrace)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

How to Apply:

On our winery websites listed above!

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