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Fort Berens Estate Winery

Vineyard Technician (apprentice)
Full time, year-round

Fort Berens is looking to expand our team with a high-potential candidate, who is willing to start a steep learning curve in all aspects of the vineyard and winery. You will receive training on-the-job by our vineyard manager (around 85% of the time) and winemaker (around 15%) and you will also be expected to follow external training programs. You will be fully trained to become a future vineyard manager.

Responsibilities:

The Vineyard Technician must be willing to work non-standard hours, including evenings and weekends, as needed.

Qualifications:

Offer:

This is a full time, year-round salary position. Starting salary and benefits according to experience.

How to apply / contact information:

Send your resume plus a motivational letter/email before January 31st to:
Heleen Pannekoek, owner. Email: heleen@fortberens.ca
Fort Berens Estate Winery
PO Box 758, Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0
cell: 778-209-7024

Rolf de Bruin
 
June 8, 2018 | Rolf de Bruin

Air Cannons

To our Lillooet neighbours, we wanted to give you a head's up that in the coming days we will be operating our air cannons (otherwise known as propane cannons or bird bangers or audible bird scare devices). These air cannons help scare away birds and other wildlife. We just started up our air cannons because the deer are particularly problematic in the recently planted vineyard right now. We are trying to ensure the deer don't strip these young vines. The good news is that this is a short-term issue. We anticipate it will be just another week where we have to run these air cannons. While we wish it wasn't the case, the deer and birds are very active in the early morning, which is why we need to start the air cannons so early in the morning. This is why there are exceptions to the noise bylaws for agriculture properties. In the days ahead when we know that the air cannons will be operating, it might be good to go to bed with some white noise such as running a fan or music in your bedroom. You can also try an app on your phone or tablet called "Calm" which features free sleep music and sleep stories which may offset the noise of the air cannons. Again we apologize. We thank you so much for your understanding. 

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Time Posted: Jun 8, 2018 at 4:46 PM