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Harvest Winemaker

Rockway Vineyards

St Catharines, ON   Canada

Job Description:

Harvest Winemaker- Contract
Contract start date: Immediate
Contract end date: TBD

Job Description:

As harvest winemaker you will work in partnership with the winemaking and vineyard team to ensure the highest quality throughout the entire production process. This winemaking position will offer the potential to become full time once the harvest and primary winemaking is concluded. Rockway is focused on making high quality vineyard driven wines and is excited to find the right candidate to fit this creative and rewarding role.

Key Responsibilities:

Monitor disease/pest pressures in vineyard and deliver weekly report
Monitor and direct vineyard labour to ensure quality requirements are met
Prepare all equipment and supplies for harvest
Carry a strict approach to maintaining a high level of winery sanitation
Manage and execute harvesting/processing/fermentation in accordance with protocols
Ensure all regulatory compliances are met
Record daily weights/rackings/transfers/additions in accurate and timely manner
Schedule all required lab work and utilize any in-house capabilities
Manage the maintenance of equipment and procurement of supplies needed to operate the winery in a safe and efficient manner
Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required
Follow regulatory protocols around Covid-19

Proven qualification in winemaking
Has worked a minimum of 3 harvests or 2 consecutive years at a winery
Must be a Canadian resident or already be residing in the country and legally permitted to work
Must carry a valid drivers license
Must carry a valid forklift license

Must support a positive and team centric environment
Clear and proficient communicator with ability to work under pressure
Strong public speaking skills and willingness to be in public eye
Willingness to go the distance to complete tasks in a proper and safe method
Willingness to ask for help when needed
Willing to work extended hours as needed to ensure quality demands are met while maintaining the safety of oneself and others
Creative ideas to improve process or develop new products
Ability to drive a tractor and trailer is a bonus

We appreciate your interest in this position. Only select candidates will be contacted. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, July 24th
Type of Work:
Full Time
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Contact Information
Rockway Vineyards