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Assistant Winemaker

Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery

Okanagan Falls, BC   Canada

Job Description:

Noble Ridge is a 25-acre estate vineyard and winery located in Okanagan Falls, in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. We are currently seeking a highly motivated and dedicated Assistant Winemaker. The position will start early January 2020 and is on a full-time basis. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work hand in hand with the Winemaker and will be a key contributor in producing premium wines coming from our unique terroir. This role is perfectly suited for a self-starting individual that will take pride in our team success.

Responsibilities:

•  Carry out all cellar tasks including barrel work, racking, topping, transfers, filtration, etc.
•  Perform all laboratory analysis as needed (pH, TA, MLF, SO2, etc.).
•  Keep a clean, tidy and safe work environment, and report any hazards or safety concerns to the Winemaker.
•  Participate in tasting and blending trial.
•  Forklift and tractor operation.
•  General cellar and equipment maintenance.
•  Evaluate/monitor wines on a regular basis and report to the Winemaker.
•  Preparation for harvest by ensuring that all equipment is prepared and ready for grape intake.
•  All aspects of grape reception and processing.
•  Training and supervising of seasonal harvest staff with emphasis on safety, efficiency and quality of work.
•  As required, assist in all aspects of canopy management, events and general business operations.

Qualifications:

•  Minimum 4 years of cellar experience.
•  Education in winemaking an asset.
•  Self motivated and punctual.
•  Good communication and leadership skills.
•  Able to lead by example in a fast pace and highly efficient environment.
•  Able to stand for long periods of time, work outside, work in cold and wet conditions
•  Hardworking & able to work longer hours when necessary
•  Previous experience in canopy management an asset

Compensation based on experience level

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, November 15th
Type of Work:
Full Time
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Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery