Pillitteri Estates Winery
1696 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario L0S 1J0
Vineyards & Cellars
Full Time/Permanent
Friday, 5 February 2016
Friday, 19 February 2016
  • 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

To Apply please send resume with cover letter to: careers at pillitteri.com