Planters Ridge Winery Vineyard Manager/Winemaking Assistant Full Time in Port Williams, NS

Planters Ridge Winery

Branch Port Williams NS CA

Vineyard Manager/Winemaking Assistant
Port Williams, NS

Planters Ridge Winery is a premium artisanal winery in the Annapolis Valley using state of the art equipment to craft our wines….

Planters Ridge Winery is a premium artisanal winery in the Annapolis Valley using state of the art equipment to craft our wines. We are looking to hire a passionate leader who is a graduate of a post-secondary

viticulture/winemaking program. Previous vintage cellar work would be considered an asset. This position could lead to a full-time winemaker for the right candidate.

Job responsibilities include :

  • Assist in all aspects of the vineyard operation including, but not limited to, pruning, tying, tucking, thinning and tractor operation.
  • Assist in all cellar operations including, but not limited to, receiving grapes, de-stemming, pressing, operation of pumps, filters, temperature controls and bottling.
  • Work with consulting winemaker from Ontario.
  • Conduct laboratory testing throughout grape growing and wine processing-.
  • Oversee daily operations and maintenance of cellar and lab in order to meet production requirements and schedules.
  • Viticulture management and liaison with contractors/growers ensuring optimum grape quality.
  • Help prepare the wines prior to bottling by assisting in tasting, blending, fining, filtration and laboratory testing and participate in procedures.
  • Monitor and maintain cleanliness of winery and ensure regular maintenance of equipment.
  • Actively maintain a clean, orderly, and safe laboratory work area while observing all safety rules.
  • Maintain written procedures for cellar operations, equipment operation, and safety training.
  • Generate and maintain written records of grape harvest and maintain all records of laboratory tests.
  • Be capable and willing to participate in physically demanding tasks, at times.
  • Be organized and detail-oriented with strong analytical skills and the ability to multi-task and adapt.
  • Have efficient understanding of spreadsheet applications (such as Microsoft Excel) for the proper handling/archiving of all data collected in the work environment.
  • During the busy-times of harvest and bottling, display flexibility regarding the possibility of a temporary work schedule outside standard business hours.
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Have good people skills and the ability to interact with the public.

Team Member Compensation :

  • Planters Ridge offers competitive wages. Salary will be based on education and experience. Two weeks of vacation and group benefits plan available.

Job Type: Full-time

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Port Williams, NS, CA
Posted on: 2016-12-05
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