Harvest 2014
Andrew Peller Limited - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

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Trius winery is looking to hire diverse, top quality harvest staff for the upcoming 2014 Vintage. The selected harvest team will work at two different production facilities (Niagara on the Lake and Beamsville Bench sub appellation) which process approximately 5000 tonnes combined. There is the opportunity to work with a number of grape varieties and make a large range of wine styles. We produce some of Canada’s most recognized brands and offer an excellent, challenging and rewarding harvest experience.

Processing starts in Late August to mid-September by harvesting our sparkling wine (300 tonnes of hand-picked grapes) which we use for our range of traditional method wines. We make a range of table wines including Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Merlot, Cab Franc and Cab Sauv. Successful candidates will get the opportunity to work within various areas of the winery including the crush pad, cellars, and our extensive barrel cellar.

We are a leading Canadian winery and the experience gained at Trius is world class. We foster a wine environment and openly discuss techniques and processes. Education and experience is one of our main goals. We also manage over 300 acres of our own vineyards, all close to the winery.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Operating equipment on the crush pad and cellars to press grapes and clarify juice
  • Making material additions to juice/wine blends and transfers during fermentation
  • Racking, transferring and blending wine/juice
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing process equipment

Qualifications and skills:

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work load on a daily basis
  • Understand the basics of premium wine production & wine analyses
  • Communicate effectively and work safely with co-workers
  • Ability to lift in excess of 22 kg on a regular basis
  • Substantial attention to detail required

Harvest staff will be required to be available 7 days per week for 12hrs/day shifts (day or night), and will be given one day off during that time period. Harvest is approximately 2 to 3 months in duration, beginning at the end of August and ending early to mid-November (actual dates to be confirmed).

Hourly rate of pay - $18.09 CDN

Please note: Accommodation and transportation is available for international employees, however, we are not able to assist in Visa procurement. We advise that interested international applicants start the Visa application process as soon as possible.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest. Those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the company’s “Employment of Relatives Policy” immediate family of employees who currently work for Andrew Peller Limited or any of its subsidiaries are not eligible for (re) hire.