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Winery Harvest Assistant

CONTRACT DATE:  Harvest 2020 – Start Aug 1st

Poplar Grove Winery is looking to hire a practical, hands-on person for harvest cellar work.  This is a contract position with the possibility of longer-term employment for the right candidate.


  • Undertake processing and cellar operations such as topping, racking, transferring, filtration, tank, and barrel cleaning.
  • Perform basic laboratory analyses for fruit and juice.
  • Receive and process incoming grapes.
  • Keep areas and equipment sanitary.

Education and Work Experience

The candidate must be strongly interested in wine and wine quality; post-secondary education is beneficial.  Previous winery work or vintage experience is advantageous but not mandatory. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Practical skills

  • Good practical abilities and sense of working efficiently with minimal supervision; understands that the most important tasks take priority
  • Forklift license – can train the right candidate
  • Ability to lift and/or carry up to 25kg

Winemaking skills

  • Shows understanding of winemaking principles and has a good understanding of relevant chemistry and technology
  • Strongly focused on wine quality and cleanliness


A careful, diligent, and thoughtful worker who works safely and assumes an attitude of ownership in the winery
A team player who strives towards overall goals of premium winery production

Hourly wage will be commensurate with experience.

How To Apply

Send resume to jobs@poplargrove.ca or drop off in person at 425 Middle Bench Rd N, Penticton BC.