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At Quails’ Gate Winery, we believe great wine starts in great vineyards. We also believe that great teams begin with great people.

Please note that, although some of our positions are seasonal, we’re always looking for people who are passionate about what they do and enjoy being part of an amazing, dedicated team.

If you’d like to put your talent and creativity to work, we’d love to hear from you. Email your resume to us at employment@quailsgate.com.

 

Graphic Design & Marketing Coordinator

The Stewart Family, a third generation pioneering Canadian wine family, first planted vines at their Okanagan Valley estate in 1961. With over half a century of experience in viticulture and winemaking, the family appreciates the intricacies of farming premium vineyards and crafting fine wine, bringing together a portfolio of luxury wine brands including Quails’ Gate Winery (British Columbia, Canada), Lake Sonoma Winery (Sonoma, CA), and Valley of the Moon (Glen Ellen, CA).

 

We are seeking a talented individual to join our team as our Graphic Design & Marketing Coordinator.

 

What we are looking for:

 

The ideal candidate will work with our Marketing team to provide day-to-day support of our initiatives at Quails’ Gate, as well our sister-wineries Lake Sonoma Winery and Valley of the Moon. These duties include, but are not limited to: delivery of marketing assets and media support, as well as graphic design, digital marketing, content creation, competition consolidations and media allocations for all brands.   This role will also be responsible for website updates and maintenance, production and print management of marketing material.  This candidate is expected to generate and publish relevant, original and high-quality content and coordinate/distribute communications to various customer segments. The position will be 70% Graphic Design and 30% Marketing Support. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Web Design (Word Press) is a must.

If you are seeking a position with a dynamic winery that is intent on establishing itself as Canada’s leading premium brand, please forward your resume with covering letter to Human Resources at:  employment@quailsgate.com

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Order Desk Coordinator

Family-owned and operated since 1989, Quails’ Gate Winery is known as one of Canada’s foremost estate wine producers. Our passion for making great wines is matched only by our dedication to creating memorable experiences for our guests. From our award-winning restaurant, luxurious lake front accommodations and a variety of tour and tasting experiences, there is a reason we are known as one of the “must-visit” wineries in the country.

The Quails’ Gate Sales department is growing!  To help accommodate this we are seeking a permanent full-time Order Desk Coordinator.

The main focus will be to coordinate all aspects of off-site wine sales including: sales orders, order entry & generating invoices, government and internal reporting and reconciliations; month end inventory reconciliation and reporting.   Assistance with month-end, quarter end and year-end and budget work is expected, as well as Project work including process improvements.   Familiarity with BCLDB, AGLC, as well as US and other export markets is an asset.

The ideal candidate will have a Business/Accounting Diploma or related equivalent experience.  You will also be familiar with order entry/POS systems (H&L) and good MS Office products skills and be capable of handling a range of assignments in a calm focused approach.  Excellent communication, time management, organization, detail orientated and accuracy skills are also important.

If you are seeking a position with a dynamic winery that is intent on establishing itself as Canada’s leading premium brand, please forward your resume with covering letter to Human Resources at:  employment@quailsgate.com

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Tasting Room Manager

Family-owned and operated since 1989, Quails’ Gate Winery is known as one of Canada’s foremost estate wine producers. Our passion for making great wines is matched only by our dedication to creating memorable experiences for our guests. From our award-winning restaurant, luxurious lake front accommodations and a variety of tour and tasting experiences, there is a reason we are known as one of the “must-visit” wineries in the country.

Our Wine Shop is home to our tasting bar and gift boutique, which offer a stunning view of Okanagan Lake and the Quails’ Gate Vineyards and offers a premium selection of our award-winning wines, wine accessories and other unique gift items. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff provide guests with information about our products and also conduct tours and tastings to give visitors a hands-on understanding of our vineyard and winery operations.

We are seeking a Full-time Tasting Room Manager to lead the retail team and be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the tasting room and guest experience including tour and tasting offerings. This position plays a vital role in training new employees, responding to and resolving customer inquiries/complaints, and requires excellent customer service skills, retail knowledge, administrative skills and a passion for wine. The responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Understand and adhere to budgets: achieve monthly, quarterly and annual tasting room sales objectives for guest traffic and customer acquisition, wine sales, wine club enrollments and positive guest feedback; control inventory, labour, expenses and cash management, ensure best product/services are received and at the best possible price; ability to be creative and flexible to adjust programs in order to achieve goals
  • Executing the strategic plan and meeting KPI’s
  • Accountability for executing all tasting room operations including opening/closing procedures, inventory (order, stock, and maintain all inventory), maintain a friendly, warm and clean tasting room environment inside and outside at all times
  • Assist tasting room staff in their duties when needed; work in tasting room alongside team; host visitors and model the behavior that is expected from tasting room staff; other duties as necessary to be an active team member, doing what is necessary to help the business run smoothly and efficiently
  • Ability to create and maintain a fast paced, gracious and highly productive team ‘culture’ that is focused on making the guest experience the best it can possibly be, every time
  • Ensuring adherence to safety and employee performance according to company policies and procedures

The ideal candidate will possess natural leadership abilities, will work well under high-pressure situations, have the ability to multi-task, take initiative and be decisive, and have a positive, outgoing and approachable personality. Applicants should have a minimum of 10 years retail or hospitality experience with at least 3 years in a supervisory role.  We are looking for a proven track record of success and the ability to ensure a smooth-running operation that maximizes sales while managing costs and motivating staff as a competent leader to ensure profitability through teamwork.  In addition, the candidate must have:

  • Advanced wine knowledge, WSET or ISG Level 2, or a combination of formal and direct-experience may be considered
  • Previous supervisory experience in a luxury goods environment,
  • Serving it Right certificate
  • Diploma or degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Commerce or related, an asset
  • Knowledgeable with computer programs, such as Word, Excel and email

If you are seeking a position with a dynamic winery that is intent on establishing itself as Canada’s leading premium brand, please forward your resume with covering letter to Human Resources at:  employment@quailsgate.com

 

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Seasonal Sales Associate

Our Wine Shop is home to our tasting bar and gift boutique, which offer a stunning view of Okanagan Lake and the Quails’ Gate Vineyards and offers a premium selection of our award-winning wines, wine accessories and other unique gift items. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff provide guests with information about our products and also conduct tours and tastings to give visitors a hands-on understanding of our vineyard and winery operations.

As we head into our 2019 season, we are looking for experienced, talented, mature individuals to join our team in the following roles;

Wine Shop Associate: We are seeking several Seasonal Sales Associates for the Quails’ Gate Wineshop with a minimum of 2 years of retail experience, a basic knowledge of wine (WSET OR ISG preferred), Serving it Right (SIR) and exceptional customer service skills.  The successful candidate will be outgoing and friendly with a professional attitude.    Fluency in other languages, such as Mandarin or Cantonese is a strong asset.  If you possess these qualities and have a passion for our wine, please apply.

 

To apply, please submit your resume to employment@quailsgate.com

Please note: only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews

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Seasonal Concierge

Concierge

We are seeking several Seasonal Employees to fill the role of Concierge to be the first point of contact for our guests.  As an on-site Ambassador; you will model excellent customer service, meet, greet and direct guests to Quails’ Gate Estate Vineyard and provide them with directions, information and communications to on-site locations, activities and future events. In addition, you will assist with managing parking, customer flow and bookings. These important roles give an employee a solid grounding in our operations and are integral to its’ smooth operation and overall success.

 

To apply, please submit your resume to employment@quailsgate.com

Please note: only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews

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Harvest Winemaker (contract)

Family-owned and operated since 1989, Quails’ Gate Winery is known as one of Canada’s foremost estate wine producers. Our passion for making great wines is matched only by our dedication to creating memorable experiences for our guests. From our award-winning restaurant, luxurious lake front accommodations and a variety of tour and tasting experiences, there is a reason we are known as one of the “must-visit” wineries in the country.

We are seeking an experienced Harvest Winemaker, to contribute to the overall direction and the implementation of winemaking duties during the fall harvest. The successful candidate will have excellent leadership and communication skills, must be able to work as a collaborative team member, as well as have the ability to work independently. She/he will be a keen multi-tasker who can thrive in a busy work environment while ensuring high quality and standards are continually met.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Working with specific operating and production procedures, supervising a team and managing work orders
  • Coordinating grape receival, which includes weighing, sorting and entering pertinent information into a database system
  • Participating in regular tastings with the Winemaker to organize cellar operations and trials
  • Educating and leading the team to promote communication, work safety and ensuring wine quality; address safety and employee performance issues promptly and appropriately – ensure employees are aware of and observe company policies & procedures

The requirements for this job are as follows:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Oenology, Fermentation Science, Viticulture or related field from a recognized university
  • Minimum 1 year experience in supervision of a harvest cellar team
  • Minimum 3 years of cellar experience
  • Experience in winery laboratory and have the ability to understand and correlate wine analysis
  • Ability to perform the physical demands of cellar work such as, bending, stooping, climbing ladders and barrels, lifting 50+ lbs
  • Ability to work long hours/weekends in various conditions

To apply, please submit your resume to employment@quailsgate.com

Please note: only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews

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Harvest Intern

Quails’ Gate Winery is nestled in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of British Columbia. Our 125+ acre estate winery, located on the shores of Lake Okanagan, is owned and operated by the Stewart Family, pioneering horticulturists since the turn of the 20th century.

We are seeking Harvest Interns from September – November of this year. The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to:

Assisting in receiving and processing fruit, sorting, pressing etc.,

Perform punch downs, pump-overs,

Monitor fermentation Brix and temperature, as needed,

Racking juice, filling, topping and stirring barrels,

Removing pomace from tanks and presses,

Safe operation of a forklift,

Accurate record keeping,

Operate crusher/de-stemmer, press, conveyer, and pump,

General cleaning and sanitization of winery and winery equipment.

The requirements for this job are as follows: must have attention to detail, a positive attitude, the willingness to work hard and get dirty and the ability to work well with others is essential.

Previous cellar experience or winemaking education,

Ability to perform the physical demands of cellar work such as, bending, stooping, climbing ladders and barrels,

Lift and carry 50 pounds,

Ability to work long hours/weekends in various conditions,

Valid forklift license

To apply, please submit your resume to employment@quailsgate.com

Please note: only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews

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Chef de Partie

Old Vines Restaurant is seeking an experienced, energetic and passionate individual to join our culinary team for the 2019 season as a Chef de Partie for our Catering & Events department.  Our successful candidate will be responsible for private dining and events at all onsite venues including guest accommodations. They will supervise the daily activities of the kitchen and ensure all guests receive an exceptional culinary experience.

We are seeking an experienced and talented cook with the ability to work independently. A well-organized approach to your work with the ability to multi-task is a must. Applicants should have successfully completed a formal chef training program & have their Inter Provincial Red Seal, along with the Food Safe Certificate.

If you are seeking a position with a dynamic winery that is intent on establishing itself as Canada’s leading premium brand, please forward your resume with covering letter to Human Resources

 

Email to: employment@quailsgate.com

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Cooks

Old Vines’ Restaurant offers an excellent venue to build a career in the culinary arts. Open year-round, opportunities exist for advancement and gaining knowledge of pairing wines with Okanagan cuisine. Working with the team at Quails’ Gate, you will create dishes around the local Okanagan bounty with ingredients sourced from surrounding fields and pastures, as well as regional British Columbia farms.

As we head into our 2019 season, we are looking for experienced, talented, mature individuals to join our culinary team in the following roles;

Cooks will achieve the Quails’ Gate standard of culinary excellence, through food preparation and direct front line cooking of meals during service.  Cooks will be directly involved in food preparation, including soups, sauces, stocks, vegetables, and meats. Ensuring the line is prepared for service, and freshness of mis en place. Pursuing or successful completion of a formal chef training program in addition to two-three years previous experience in a similar role, preferably in fine dining, as well as Level 1 Food Safe.

Prep Cooks & Dishwashers: These important roles give an employee a solid grounding in kitchen operations and are integral to its’ smooth operation and overall success.

 

To apply, please submit your resume to employment@quailsgate.com

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Dishwashers

We are looking for reliable individuals to join our team as Dishwashers.

This important role give an employee a solid grounding in kitchen operations and is integral to its’ smooth operation and overall success.

To apply, please submit your resume to employment@quailsgate.com

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Lead Host/Hostess

Located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, Quails’ Gate’s Old Vines Restaurant offers an excellent venue to build a career in the wine and hospitality industry.  We are seeking a mature, experienced individual to lead our Old Vines Restaurant hosting team in delivering an incredible fine dining culinary and wine experience.

The Lead Host/Hostess will perform all the duties entailed with being a host with added leadership responsibilities. Working directly with the restaurant management team the Lead Host/Hostess champions strategies put in place to maximize flow of the restaurant and supports the team of hosts in regards to providing outstanding customer service.

Our team of Hosts are the first point of contact for our guests.  The Host conducts a range of tasks to enhance the overall customer experience.  In this essential role, the successful applicant has a positive and friendly attitude as he/she is responsible for creating/managing restaurant reservations, accurate and efficient input of information into Open Table, greet and escort guests, recognize and take action on the details that lead to improved dining experiences for all guests.  Applicants must possess excellent customer service skills, be able to remain on their feet for extended hours and multi-task, while remaining calm under pressure.

To apply, please submit your resume to employment@quailsgate.com

Please note: only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews

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Seasonal Event & Dining Supervisor

Capture the lifestyle that you have always thirsted for!  Located in the heart of BC’s wine country, Quails’ Gate Estate Winery has one of the most picturesque locations within the Okanagan Valley.  In keeping with our family tradition of celebrating memorable moments with good friends, wine and food, we are pleased to provide you with a winery experience that marries all three.  Enjoy the benefits of the Okanagan lifestyle while working at one of the premium Estate Wineries that British Columbia has to offer.

 

As the busy summer season approaches, we are looking for a passionate hospitality, service focused individual who will be responsible to execute all on site catering functions.  They will direct and lead events and private dining services in the SFR and all other catered events as necessary.  They may also provide supervisory coverage in our Old Vines Restaurant as required.

 

This is an exciting role that will require a presence at all event venues to ensure customer service levels are at the Quails’ Gate standard of excellence.  They will liaise with the team on upcoming functions and communicate effectively with the catering team to ensure smooth operation at all functions.

 

Applicants must have at least 2 years previous restaurant supervisory experience and 1 year of event planning preferably in a fast-paced customer focused, fine dining environment with above average wine knowledge (WSET Level 2 or equivalent is preferred) and Serving it Right.  Applicants must have natural communication skills and a genuine desire to please our guests. They should be organized, professional and takes initiative to make decisions.  The hours of work must be flexible as it will be directly influenced by the function.

 

To apply, please submit your resume to employment@quailsgate.com

Please note: only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews

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Seasonal Bartender

As we head into our 2019 season, we are looking for mature, confident and professional candidates to join our team.

Bartender

We have an opening for a Bartender at our Old Vines Restaurant.  This role is responsible for the wine bar in the daily operations of the restaurant.  The successful candidate must have in-depth knowledge of our products (both wine, food and pairings), participate in regular training sessions, follow company standards in relation to steps of service and ensure guests are treated with exceptional service.

To apply, please submit your resume to employment@quailsgate.com

Please note: only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews

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Seasonal Host/ Hostess

Host/ Hostess

The role of Host/Hostess is to be the first point of contact for our guests.  The Host conducts a range of tasks to enhance the overall customer experience.  In this essential role, the successful applicant has a positive and friendly attitude as he/she is responsible for creating/managing restaurant reservations, accurate and efficient input of information into Open Table, greet and escort guests, recognize and take action on the details that lead to improved dining experiences for all guests.  Applicants must possess excellent customer service skills, be able to remain on their feet for extended hours and multi-task, while remaining calm under pressure.

To apply, please submit your resume to employment@quailsgate.com

Please note: only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews

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Seasonal Busser

Busser

We are seeking several Seasonal Employees to join our team as Bussers.  This role is critical to our customer service levels, as these are support members for our fine dining service team.  These team members assist in the delivery of food and beverages, maintain the cleanliness of the restaurant (both inside and out) and provide guests with a true Quails’ Gate experience.  Applicants must have an excellent work ethic, work well under pressure and a friendly, calm and well-spoken demeanor is a must!

To apply, please submit your resume to employment@quailsgate.com

Please note: only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews

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Vineyard Workers

We are seeking 30 Vineyard Workers who will be responsible for pruning, tying, shoot positioning, canopy maintenance, fruit thinning, picking and planting or other duties as requested by, or in conjunction, with, the Vineyard Operations Team. Previous experience in vineyard or orchard work is preferred but not mandatory.

Applicants must be willing to commit to:

  • Up to 60+ hours/wk, Mon.-Sat. with occasional Sunday work
  • Available all weekends during the stated time period
  • Available to travel to vineyard sites in West and East Kelowna as well as Osoyoos and any other vineyards where we harvest grapes

Quails’ Gate Winery’s head office and main vineyard is located at 3303 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 2H3. There are additional vineyards throughout the Okanagan Valley.

Wage Rate: Minimum Rate of $12.65 per hour.  Rate of pay to be determined by experience.  Please note that these positions are defined as Farm Workers under the Employment Standards Regulations for BC and will be paid as per the details in the Employment Standards Act.

We will need 5 workers from February 4, 2019 – November 15, 2019

We will need 15 workers from March 25, 2019 – October 25, 2019

We will need an additional 10 workers from April 22, 2019 – August 30, 2019

If you are interested in applying for these positions, please forward your résumé to Human Resources, employment@quailsgate.com

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Equipment Operator

We are seeking an experienced individual to join the team in the role of Equipment Operator.  This position will involve spraying, mowing and associated vineyard duties such as pruning, tying, shoot positioning, canopy maintenance, fruit thinning, picking and planting or other duties as requested by, or in conjunction, with, the Vineyard Operations Team.

Applicants must be willing to commit to:

  • Up to 60+ hours/wk, Mon.-Sat. with occasional Sunday work
  • Available all weekends during the stated time period
  • Available to travel to vineyard sites in West and East Kelowna as well as Osoyoos and any other vineyards where we harvest grapes

Rate of pay will be commensurate with experience / qualifications between $16.00– $18.00.  Please note that these positions are defined as Farm Workers under the Employment Standards Regulations for BC and will be paid as per the details in the Employment Standards Act.

The successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of the vineyard, mechanical aptitude, show initiative, have an excellent work ethic and hold a clean driving record.  Pesticide applicator certificate and Truck & Trailer Operation (Restriction 20) would be an asset.  Opportunities for further training and advancement will be available.

 

To apply, please submit your resume to employment@quailsgate.com

Please note: only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews

 

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