The GOODS from Tinhorn Creek
Oliver, BC | We have a full time position available for the right applicant at Tinhorn Creek that encompasses laboratory, quality control, and cellar skills. The position can start immediately and will cover a maternity leave position for the remainder of 2016.
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. We employ a basic and natural winemaking approach and have a small but skilled team you would enjoy working with.
Compensation: Rate based on experience.
This position encompasses all aspects of working in winery production areas.
Requirements of the position:
Must have a degree/diploma in Oenology
Prior winery cellar experience an asset
Ability to handle physical work
High degree of organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrates a willingness to work cooperatively with a team
Able to lift cases of wine (approx. 37lbs) repeatedly
Valid Driver’s License
Must be eligible to work in Canada
How to apply:
Interested? Send your resume by June 15th to darlene [at] 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.
The People Who Make It Happen
Sandra Oldfield – President & CEO
Kenn Oldfield – Chairman
Andrew Windsor – Winemaker
Andrew Moon – Viticulturist/Vineyard Manager
Korol Kuklo – Assistant Winemaker
Shaun Everest – CFO / VP Finance & Admin
Jan Nelson – Sales & Marketing Manager
About Tinhorn Creek
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.