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Harvest Intern

Company: CheckMate Artisanal Winery
Location: British Columbia
Type: Contract
Category: Harvest / Vintage

Harvest Intern – Oliver BC, Canada. 

Position Dates: August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Salary: $17/hour with subsidized accommodation 

Candidates should:

  • Have, or be undertaking, a Bachelor’s Degree in Enology and/or Viticulture; or
  • Have at least 2 years of experience in production winemaking. 

Experience with traditional, artisanal and modern winemaking techniques would be beneficial, as would knowledge of the applicable cellar procedures in a gravity fed winery.  

Applicants must have experience performing the following tasks:      

  • Ferment management (temperature control, innoculation, cap management, monitoring nutrient status, punch downs and pump overs);
  • Identifying and reducing potential microbial issues – grapes, must, and bulk wine
  • Cellar experience - grape processing, fermentations, pressings, racking, transfers, blending, topping, wine aging, wine treatments, bottling, barrel maintenance and sanitation;
  • Operating pneumatic presses, destemmers, punch down systems, pump over systems, barrel washers, ozone machines, pumps, heating and cooling systems, solenoids, control stats, draining and pressing by gravity, gravity wine movements;
  • Fruit processing of Chardonnay, Bordeaux varietals and Pinot Noir;  
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Passion for making the highest quality artisanal wines – Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir.  

The following experience would be beneficial (but not essential):

  • Lab experience;
  • Data-input and winemaker database experience;
  • Forklift experience;
  • Vineyard sampling experience.

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Date: 25 May

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