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Title Harvest Intern
City Oliver
Province BC
Description Harvest Intern – Oliver BC, Canada.
Position Dates: August 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018
Salary: $17/hour with subsidized accommodation


CheckMate Winery seeks Harvest Interns to assist with all aspects of the winemaking process in a modern artisanal winemaking facility.


Candidates should:
(a) have or be undertaking a Bachelor’s Degree in Enology &/or Viticulture; or
(b) 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, inoculation, 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 & 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.


Please submit your application online at https://rn12.ultipro.com/MAR5000B/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*1F96D7719795975F
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