Our Core Values: Passion, Collaborative, Loyalty, Integrity and Genuine.

At Hester Creek our roots run deep – from the wines crafted from historic old vines that were first planted to classic varietals in 1968, to our passion in creating an atmosphere of gracious hospitality for our guests, to the core values that our employees exemplify.

Our Mission is to passionately offer our guests memorable experiences through quality wines and gracious hospitality. We jointly accomplish this by growing the finest quality grapes, by dedication to exacting winemaking standards, and providing unparalleled quality service to our Winery and Villa guests, and Bench Club members. Join us in the pursuit of excellence for a rewarding career at Hester Creek Estate Winery.

Current Positions Available:
Cellar Hand – Cellar
Harvest Intern – Cellar
Housekeeper – Villa
Experienced Wine Shop Associate – Wine Shop
Chef de Partie – Terrafina
Dishwasher and Line Cooks  – Terrafina
Servers and Server Assistants – Terrafina

Cellar Hand

Hester Creek Estate Winery, located on the Golden Mile Bench in Oliver, BC is looking for an experienced cellar hand to join our team on a full-time, permanent basis.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • General cellar duties from harvest to bottling, including transfers, racking, additions, barrel work, filtering, inoculations.
  • Winery sanitation of tanks, equipment, and cellar/crush pad.
  • Harvest and crush pad operations that include grape sampling, fruit sorting and processing.
  • Forklift operations of barrels and grape bins.
  • Assisting with bottling operations.
  • Participate in lab tastings and trials.
  • Maintain and organize inventory of cellar goods.

Ideal Candidate would have:

  • Diploma or degree in wine related field.
  • Previous cellar and harvest experience.
  • Forklift experience.
  • Attention to detail with the ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • Ability to work long hours in a fast-paced, team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

Ideal Candidate Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.
  • Valid driver’s licence and clean driving record.
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada.

This is a full time, permanent, hourly position which includes benefits after a 3-month probationary period. Wage dependant on experience.

Please submit a detailed resume outlining your qualifications to Mark Hopley at mark.hopley@hestercreek.com.

Only potential candidates will be contacted.

Harvest Intern

Hester Creek Estate Winery, located on the Golden Mile Bench in Oliver, BC is looking for experienced interns to join our team for the upcoming 2021 harvest. We have two positions available, starting in mid August to end of November with processing starting in late August.

Ideal Candidate would have:

  • Diploma or degree in wine related field (preferred but not essential)
  • Minimum of 2 harvest experiences
  • Forklift Experience
  • Attention to detail with the ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Ability to follow direction and work flexible hours in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work well with others.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs, stand for long periods of time
  • Valid driver’s licence and clean driving record
  • Must be currently located in Canada with an eligible work visa.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Grape sampling
  • Crush pad operations-grape sorting and processing
  • General cellar duties, including racking, inoculations, additions, filtering
  • Winery sanitation of tanks and equipment
  • Assist with bottling operations
  • Following current Covid-19 safety protocols

Please apply directly with resume to Mark Hopley – Winemaker mark.hopley@hestercreek.com

Only potential candidates will be contacted.

Housekeeper

The Villa at Hester Creek has a part time opportunity available with our housekeeping team! This position requires a self-starter who is energetic and able to take direction. This is a seasonal position through the summer and fall.  Rate of pay starts at $16/hour, plus gratuities. The Villa at Hester Creek is a six-suite luxury bed & breakfast located on Road #8 in Oliver, BC. Please forward your resume to the Villa Manager, Melissa at melissa@hestercreek.com.

Experienced Wine Shop Associate

Hester Creek Estate Winery, in Oliver, British Columbia is seeking motivated a wine enthusiasts to join our hospitality team. The successful candidates must have strong sales experience and be passionate about service, wine, food and providing each and every one of our customers a “true wine experience”.

The successful candidate:

  • is well presented, approachable and project a positive, out-going personality
  • possess current “Serving-It-Right” certificate
  • has previous working experience in the wine/hospitality industry is an asset but not necessary
  • are able to meet the physical requirements including repetitive lifting of up to 25 lbs
  • can be capable to stand for extended periods of time
  • are flexible to work days, evenings and weekends, including holidays

Full-time or part-time seasonal position (June 15-October 15), with a competitive hourly wages and great sales incentives.

Contract length: 4 months

Part-time hours: 21-35 per week

Please apply directly with resume to Jacqueline Davidson – Wine Shop Manager jacqueline.davidson@hestercreek.com.

Chef de Partie

Terrafina is an all-day kitchen and looking to round out the 2021 culinary team with a Chef de Partie. The successful candidate will require a wide range of culinary expertise as well as a passion for Italian cuisine.

The Chef de Partie is a leadership role and will work directly with the sous chef and chef to ensure that the expectation is met by all the culinary team.  Your work will be an important factor to a successful kitchen. Competitive wage will be dependent on level of experience.

Please apply directly with resume to Roger Gillespie – Director of Hospitality – roger@hestercreek.com

Dishwashers and Line Cooks

Terrafina is an all-day kitchen and looking to round out the 2021 culinary team with Line Cooks and Dishwashers. The successful candidates will require a wide range of culinary expertise as well as a passion for Italian cuisine. If you like working in a fast-paced energetic work setting and being a part of a strong team then Terrafina is the place for you!!! These positions will start part time with the potential of moving to full time through the season.

Line Cooks are responsible for executing all menu items while meeting presentation and timing standards, assisting others in the kitchen, and maintaining a clean, well-stocked and organized work area.

Dishwashers play a very important role, ensuring the kitchen team has the tools to do their part and our guests have the dishes, glasses and silverware needed to enjoy their meals.

Please apply directly with resume to Roger Gillespie – Director of Hospitality – roger@hestercreek.com

Servers/Server Assistants

Terrafina Restaurant at Hester Creek is currently accepting resumes and hiring for service staff both as servers and server assistants. Prior experience and wine knowledge are beneficial in the role of server and an asset for the servers assistant position but not required.

Please apply directly with resume to Roger Gillespie – Director of Hospitality – roger@hestercreek.com