OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | ‘Tinhorn Creek’ Has Positions Open In Vineyard, Cellar, Hospitality

February 15, 2017.

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The GOODS from Tinhorn Creek

Oliver, BC | Tinhorn Creek has several positions currently open. These include opportunities for Cellar Assistants, Vineyard Assistants, and Hospitality Assistants.

Vineyard Assistants

We are a 450 Tonnes winery in the heart of the South Okanagan wine region, with vineyards on both the Golden Mile Bench and the Black Sage Bench. We produce roughly 50:50 white and red, and our two unique vineyard sites allow us to grow both Bordeaux and Burgundy varietals, with a dash of Syrah and Gewurztraminer as well. Vineyard operations take place mainly 5 days a week year round.

We are looking for a Vineyard Assistants for full-time permanent positions starting MARCH 2017.

Compensation: Rate based on experience.

This position encompasses all aspects of vineyard work, including day to day operations and supervision of term employees within the annual vineyard plan. In house training will be provided by the Viticulturist / Vineyard Manager and the Assistant Vineyard Manager.

Requirements of the position:

Prior vineyard experience and Viticulture training an advantage
Ability to handle physical work and flexible regarding work schedule as required by Vineyard Manager
Good communication, time management, record keeping, and organizational skills
Demonstrates a willingness to work cooperatively with a team
Strong mechanical abilities, knowledge of machinery operation and maintenance of equipment and records
Safety consciousness, relating to operation and maintenance of vineyard equipment and machinery
Pesticide applicators certification
WHMIS
Valid driver’s license. Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Must be eligible to work in Canada

How To Apply:

Interested? Send your resume by 1 March 2017 to darlene@tinhorn.com or fax to: F: 250-498-3228 Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, Attn: Human Resources.

***No phone calls please ***Successful applicants will be notified for an interview.

Hospitality Assistants

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards in Oliver, BC is one of the Okanagan’s most innovative and environmentally sustainable estate wineries with an extensive health & safety program.

We are looking to hire Hospitality Assistants for full time term positions starting in March 2017.

This position encompasses all aspects of working in a tasting room including engaging customers, pouring wine samples, selling wine, and stocking shelves.

Requirements of the position:

Customer Service & Sales Experience an asset
Valid BC Driver’s License
Available to work evenings and weekends
Able to lift cases of wine (approx. 37lbs) repeatedly
Serving it Right Certificate, must be 19+ years of age

How To Apply:

Interested? Send your resume by February 24th to darlene@tinhorn.com or fax to: F: 250-498-3228 Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, Attn: Human Resources

***No phone calls please ***Qualified applicants will be notified for an interview.

Cellar Assistant

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards in Oliver, BC is one of the Okanagan’s most innovative and environmentally sustainable estate wineries with an extensive health and safety program. We are a 450 tonne winery in the heart of the South Okanagan wine region, with vineyards on both the Golden Mile Bench and the Black Sage Bench. We produce roughly 50:50 white and red, and our two unique vineyard sites allow us to grow both Bordeaux and Burgundy varietals in addition to a dash of Syrah and Gewurztraminer. We employ a basic and natural wine making approach and have a small but skilled team you would enjoy working with.

We are looking for a Cellar Assistant for a 3 month contract position from March to May 2017. This position encompasses all activities of working in winery production areas. Depending on candidate’s qualifications and experience, there is a possible research assistant component – chemical analysis, journal style report writing and basic understanding of scientific methods would be an asset. This is a great opportunity for a new graduate to gain some non-harvest cellar experience, be a part of an energetic team and learn about wines and wine making in the beautiful South Okanagan.

Compensation: Rate based on experience.

Requirements of the position:

College or degree in Oenology with experience of at least one vintage
High degree of organisational skills and attention to detail
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated history and willingness to work cooperatively with a team
Valid BC Driver’s License
Able to lift cases of wine (approx. 37lbs) repeatedly
Must be eligible to work in Canada and 19+ years of age

How to apply:

Interested? Send your resume by March 1st to darlene@tinhorn.com or fax to: F: 250-498-3228 Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, Attn: Human Resources.

***No phone calls please ***Successful applicants will be notified for an interview.

Details

537 Tinhorn Creek Road, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
Telephone: 250-498-3743 | Toll Free: 1-888-484-6467 | Fax: 250-498-3228
Email: winery@tinhorn.com | Web: www.tinhorn.com | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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The People Who Make It Happen

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Sandra Oldfield – President & CEO
Kenn Oldfield – Chairman
Andrew Windsor – Winemaker
Andrew Moon – Viticulturist/Vineyard Manager
Korol Kuklo – Assistant Winemaker
Jan Nelson – Sales & Marketing Manager

About Tinhorn Creek

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On a hillside overlooking vineyards, sagebrush, and the old gold mining creek that is its namesake, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards has been owned and operated by the Shaunessy and Oldfield families since1993. The winery is located south of Oliver, BC, at the junction of Highway 97 and Road 7 in the famed Golden Mile wine-growing district. This area, named for its rich history of farming that dates back to the early 1900s, is home to several quality wine producers. Tinhorn Creek sources fruit exclusively from its own vineyards: 150 acres of prime land on two very distinct benches. This land lends to the creation of terroir-driven wines that are classic illustrations of the place they are grown. The 100-acre Diamondback Vineyard on the Black Sage Bench is planted with a mix of red and white varieties, primarily Pinot Gris, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The 50-acre Tinhorn Creek Vineyard on the Golden Mile Bench is also planted with a mix of red and white grapes, but primarily features Gewürztraminer.

Farming their own vineyards using sustainable practices allows Tinhorn Creek full control over the quality of fruit delivered to the crush pad for each vintage. The winery produces wines in two tiers under one dynamic and compelling label. The single-varietal series includes a Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Merlot. Only worthy wines are selected each year for the winery’s top tier, the Oldfield Series. This tier provides the winemaker with a playground for experimentation and is a creative showcase for the best wines from each vintage. All Tinhorn Creek wines evoke the unique terroir of the region: the sage-covered desert terrain.

Tinhorn Creek was the first winery in Canada to bottle its entire portfolio with Stelvin screw-cap closures ensuring consistent aging and a guarantee that the wine will be enjoyed as it was intended.

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