Cellar Technician - Full Time & Contract - 2 - 4 positions (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Colio Estate Wines Inc. (http://www.coliowinery.com)

  Harrow, Ontario

Established in 1980, the Colio Estate Wines story is one of patience, determination, and perseverance – qualities that still remain at the heart of our winemaking practices and spirit. It was along the sunny shores of Lake Erie, the southernmost and warmest wine region of Ontario, where three Italian bricklayers named Alfredo, Enzo and Tiberio decided to fulfill their life dream of building a world-class winery.

Over 40 years later, consumers continue to enjoy the rewards of the hard work and craftsmanship that are poured into every bottle of Colio Estate Wines. The picturesque winery is located in Harrow in the heart of the Essex/Pelee Island Coast Wine Country.  From those humble beginnings we have grown to be one of the largest wine producers in Ontario, producing in excess of 500,000 cases of quality wine annually. Our wines are available at LCBO stores and any of the 14 Colio Wine Boutiques across the province.  More at: coliowinery.com



Established in 2007, nestled in the famous Blue Mountains, the heart of Canada’s apple country, Thornbury Village Craft Cider House has been producing premium apple cider in a century old historic apple processing facility.  Thornbury cider is traditionally crafted in small batches from locally sourced, pressed apples. The flagship product, Thornbury Premium Apple Cider, is the number one selling, authentic, Ontario-made craft cider.


The Thornbury Brewery is a proud Ontario Craft Brewer producing award-winning, small-batch crafted European style pilsners and lagers. Most notable brands include Pickup No. 26 Pilsner, which was awarded the Worlds’ Best Czech style Pilsner in 2016.  The original brewery is located in Nobleton, Ontario, and officially opened in July of 2002 with one of the only authentic German decoction brew houses in Canada. Committed to brewing stylistically authentic, ultra-premium beer, the brewery has earned immediate recognition with both discerning beer drinkers and critics alike.  More at: thornburycraft.com

We also represent a range of international brands such as Warsteiner Brewery from Germany, Cumulus Estate Wines from Australia, Frisky Zebra from South Africa and a number of other international wine suppliers.

By joining the Colio team, you will not only become part of a friendly team of wine enthusiasts, you will also find that the camaraderie is second to none ensuring that we do not lose sight of the importance of all the parts that make up the whole. Just like our wine, we are a refreshing place to be yet are bold and mighty in how we do business.  

Colio Estate Wines Inc. requires 2 - 4 Cellar Technicians at our Winery in Harrow. These positions are an integral part of the Winery process and will report directly to the Winemaker. The incumbents will be involved in all facets of Cellar operations and they should be familiar with production equipment, preferably in a winery setting. The ability to evaluate, problem solve and follow direction are essential requirements of the position.


Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to;

All work relating to fermentation and barrel aging.

Preparing and adding dry good additions as directed by Winemaker.

Accurate documentation of the above.

Maintain a complete inventory of wine ingredient additives.

Ensuring that Cellar wine quality parameters are met at all times.

Winery hygiene – sanitization of tanks and equipment.

Follow all Health & Safety policies, practices and procedures.

Follow all Colio standard operating procedures.

Good house-keeping.

Other duties shall be assigned as required


Interested candidates should possess;

Completion of post-secondary education in winemaking/oenology or viticulture or equivalent education.

Forklift operators permit with one (1) year experience preferably in a production environment.

Knowledge of Ontario Health and Safety Act, Regulation 833 Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents, Regulation 851, Industrial Establishment, WHIMIS and WSIB regulations and guidelines.

Ability to work in various weather conditions and flexible work schedule ( day, afternoon and weekend shift

Capable of lifting up to 50 lbs.

Confined space training an asset but will be provided.

WHMIS training is an asset but will be provided.

Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and outlook.

A valid Ontario Driver’s license.


Candidates interested in this exciting opportunity to join a strong and growing company with great values and brands should submit their resume and salary expectations via Wine Jobs of Canada

We thank all that have applied but only applicants being called for interview will be contacted. The deadline for applications is September 11, 2020.

As part of the Colio team you can expect:

A competitive hourly wage in accordance with experience.

A cooperative team atmosphere that does what it takes to get the job done.

A safe, fun, winning and rewarding work environment.

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