Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Muskoka Lakes Winery (

  Bala, Ontario

Join a dynamic and innovative winery in Muskoka! We’re looking for an experienced, energetic and motivated winemaker to join our team. We’re a unique cranberry farm, specializing in wines made from indigenous fruit. Current production is approximately 60,000 litres of wine annually, sold throughout Ontario and overseas. We are a family owned and operated business offering flexibility, collaboration and variety to someone with the passion and drive to help us continue growing.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Organize/coordinate/perform winemaking duties including pressing, fermentation, racking, filtering, sensory analysis, lab analysis, blending and bottling
  • Forecast, plan and budget wine production to meet sales targets and operational goals
  • Research & order supplies & ingredients while effectively managing supplier relationships
  • Lead innovative product development and then scale production for successful products
  • Plan & conduct trials & experimentation toward solving technical challenges
  • Conduct occasional wine tastings, info sessions, staff familiarization & presentations

Packinghouse/Value-added Production

  • Supervise packinghouse operations during the harvest season, specifically setting up equipment, hiring, scheduling and supervising seasonal staff, managing quality, keeping records and meeting orders
  • Organize the packaging and labelling of other value added products

Shipping/Receiving/Warehouse Management

  • Manage logistics including shipping and receiving purchases & supplies
  • Organize warehouse and manage warehouse inventory


  • Hire, train, schedule & supervise seasonal/occasional staff, as required
  • Understand and implement food safety standards
  • Ensure a clean and safe workplace
  • Keep excellent daily records


  • Post-secondary qualifications in wine making
  • Fork lift operator
  • Sound computer knowledge and detail oriented toward record keeping
  • Food safety training an asset
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Working conditions

 Working conditions & work hours vary seasonally. Weekend work is required during the harvest season and occasionally at other times of year. Supervision varies from working alone to managing a large, seasonal packinghouse staff. This job takes place mostly indoors.

Physical requirements

This job is physically demanding, requiring heavy lifting and bending.


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