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Assistant Winemaker

Pillitteri Estates Winery

Niagara on the Lake, ON   Canada

Job Description:

Job Responsibilities

•  The Assistant Winemaker will report to the Winemaker on all aspects of wine production, with a focus on hands-on, task-driven work.
•  Schedule and monitor daily cellar operations, including harvest, bulk wine, barrels, bottling preparation, sanitation, and cellar organization and cleanliness.
•  Help with Lab analysis when needed
•  Keep accurate records of all tasks and bulk wine inventory on cellar tracking software
•  Maintain inventory of dry goods and cellar additives as well as reordering and coordinating with suppliers
•  Assist winemaker in preparation of blends, fining trials, and VQA submissions
•  Participate in wine tasting at all stages throughout the winemaking process.
•  Assist in operation, maintenance and supervision of the bottling line, including any personnel assigned to those operations
•  Supervise and train cellar staff in job duties and H&S.
•  Contribute to the continuous improvement of the winemaking process and procedures.

Desired Skills & Experience

Requirements include:
- University Degree or College Diploma in Oenology or related field
- Strong organizational, problem solving skills, attention to detail
- Lift and carry up to 55 pounds; work on and around ladders, catwalks, uneven flooring, in hot, cold and wet environments; with typical winery chemical exposure and conditions.
- Ability to work long hours and weekends during harvest
- Must possess excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills, fluent in English, both verbal and written
- 5 years of experience in a premium winemaking/production capacity

Hours: 40 – 55/week
Wage: $20.00-$23.00/hour

Opportunities for growth and advancement.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Tuesday, November 21st
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Category:
Salary Information:
$20.00 - $23.00 per hour


Contact Information
Pillitteri Estates Winery