Employment

 

2022 Harvest Positions: Cellar, pickers, tractor drivers, and vineyard workers

We are seeking ambitious, dedicated and motivated individuals with a passion for wine, to join our harvest team in the cellar, driving tractors and picking. If you have skills in these domains, a passion for excellence in the entire winemaking process from soil to bottle, and want to be part of a dynamic and expert team, contact us today.

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Hiring for the 2023 hospitality season starts Feb. 1st.

Staff accommodation is available for some positions.

We strive to provide a warm and welcoming employment experience for all staff. We believe in work-life balance and ensuring staff have the training, support, and opportunities for growth to reach their full potential. Burrowing Owl Vineyards is owned and operated by the Wyse family, and we operate based on the following:

Mission Statement

To create premium quality wine and hospitality experiences that enhance social connections for our customers and co-workers alike, while caring for the environment, its inhabitants, and our surrounding ecosystems.

Core Values

  • We care deeply about creating the finest quality products and services that we are capable of. 
  • We monitor the environmental impact of our actions and we strive to reduce our footprint every day.
  • We enjoy contributing to our guests’ and co-workers’ life experiences and aim to enhance their social connections.
  • We have fun and look forward to going to work each day!
  • We believe in and actualize the family values of kindness, honesty, mutual respect, responsibility, accountability, compassion, and flexibility.
  • We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all customers and employees. 
  • We are resourceful, curious, and hardworking team players.

Burrowing Owl Vineyards Ltd. is an equal-opportunity employer and ensures Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our hiring practices.

Employment benefits for staff in all departments

  • Staff discounts in Wine Shop, Sonora Room and Guest House
  • Annual and seasonal employee social functions
  • End-of-season wine bonus

Accounting Assistant (position filled)

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Hiring for the 2023 season in the Sonora Room Restaurant starts Feb 1, 2023.

(staff accommodation available for some positions. Ask us for info)

We celebrate locally sourced ingredients in creative, seasonally driven menus for lunch and dinner. Bring your passion, and have fun with us in one of the most beautiful places to live and work. 
 
Competitive wages and benefits such as:
  • staff accommodation for some positions
  • staff meals
  • bi-weekly tips (daily for the service team)
  • scholarship opportunities for students looking to advance culinary training
  • Full-time and Part-time opportunities are available
Sous Chef: Wage range: $25-$29/hr plus bi-weekly tips.
Reporting to the Chef de Cuisine and Culinary Director, you will be a key part of the culinary team and contribute to the training and development of team members. You have a passion for culinary excellence, the skills, experience, and a passion to deliver exceptional quality cuisine. The ideal candidate is a positive, enthusiastic team player who works well under pressure in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Opportunity for long-term employment with the company; RRSP and health benefits program after successful completion of 1st season.
 
Chef de Parties: Wage range: $20-24.50 plus bi-weekly tips.
Reporting to the Chef de Cuisine, you will be a key part of the culinary team. You have a passion for culinary excellence, the skills, experience, and a passion to deliver exceptional quality cuisine. The ideal candidate is a positive, enthusiastic team player who works well under pressure in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Opportunity for long-term employment with the company.
 
Line Cooks: Wage range: $19-20/hr plus bi-weekly tips.
You will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience and be part of a professional team. Some experience is preferred as a line cook. Learn from the best and kick your career into high gear! Opportunity for advancement for the right candidate.
 
Dishwashers: Wage range: $17-18/hr plus bi-weekly tips.
This is an entry-level position that allows you to learn and gain experience working in a highly professional environment.  Full training provided. Opportunity for advancement for the right candidate.
 
Servers & Support Staff: Wage range: $15.50-16/hr plus daily tip-outs.
We are looking for a range of service staff from skilled and experienced servers to support staff and bartenders.  Training is provided. Exceptional gratuity opportunity.
 
Please forward resumes with Sonora Room in the subject line:

Hiring for the 2023 season in the Guest House starts Feb. 1, 2023.

Housekeepers (P/T or F/T, seasonal) $16 – $18/hour plus % of team gratuity program (do not need to be 19)
The scenic boutique hotel adjoining the winery requires full-time or part-time, seasonal staff to take care of guest rooms and laundry. Previous experience is preferred but not a requirement. Please leave your resume at the front desk or send an email to:

Hiring for the 2023 season in the Wine Shop starts Feb. 1, 2023.

Wine Shop Associates (part-time or full-time, seasonal) $18 – $19.50/hour plus % of team gratuity program (must be 19)
We are looking for Wine Shop Associates to join our dynamic team of wine and hospitality professionals. If you have a passion for wine and provide exceptional customer experience, and enjoy working in a fun and social environment, this is the job for you. Wine Shop Associates are team players, are interested in wine and culinary topics and are keen to work in a fast-paced environment.  

Wine Shop Greeter (part-time or full-time, seasonal) $16 – $18/hour plus % of team gratuity program (do not need to be 19)
This role requires an upbeat, enthusiastic individual who is passionate about providing exceptional customer service to greet our guests, check them in for wine-tasting appointments, and manage the flow of guests to tasting stations. 

Team training will begin in late March. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume attention Wine Shop Manager, to:

Additional employment contact details:

Tel:  1-250-498-0620   Fax:  1-250-498-0621

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500 Burrowing Owl Place
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