Assistant Winemaker / Vineyard Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Adamo Estate Winery (

  Mono, Ontario

Adamo Estate Winery is a dynamic and award-winning winery. Our 18 acre Estate Vineyard, established in 2012, is located on a more northern part of Niagara Escarpment in the hills of Hockley Valley, Ontario, Canada. We are an ultra-premium winery that focuses on making wines with a sense of place from our Estate grown fruit as well as select premium vineyards in the Niagara Peninsula of Ontario, Canada. Adamo Estate Winery believes in a hands-on approach and minimalist intervention to allow natural expression of the grape from each specific vineyard site.

We are seeking a motivated Assistant Winemaker/Vineyard Manager to join our team.

Requirements for this position include but are not limited to the following;

-          Diploma or degree in winemaking/viticulture or relevant work experience

-          Previous winemaking or cellar management experience in a cool climate growing region

-          Previous Vineyard experience in a cool climate growing region

-          Strong communication skills and attention to detail

-          Competence to run a crush pad; receiving grapes, pressing, crushing and destemming, cleaning, sanitizing and maintaining equipment

-          Proficiency in cellar tasks; tank/barrel cleaning and sanitizing, punch downs and pump overs, monitoring ferments, racking, transfers, additions, barreling up and down, blending, fining, filtering and bottling

-          Experience in monitoring grapes, grape sampling and lab analysis for maturity and harvesting

-          Experience in lab analysis and monitoring of wine aging, blending and stability

-          Must have a cooperative attitude and be flexible to changes and work hours. We are a small dynamic team who contributes to the overall success of the winery so you must be able to adapt to seasonal changes and business needs.

-          Willingness to represent the winery at offsite or online events

-          Must be prepared to work in all types of weather and temperatures in Southern Ontario

-          Must be able to do physical labour and lift 25 KG, stand for long periods of time, bending/lifting

-          Ability to communicate with and manage the vineyard workers, and work as part of the team or individually

-          Ability to identify pest and diseases and adjust spray program accordingly

-          Pruning, tying, canopy management (shoot thinning, suckering, green harvest, etc), IPM, scouting, trellis system maintenance, weeding and harvesting

-          Tractor driving; fertilizer spreading, spraying, mowing, weeding, and blanketing vines for the winter. Plus pulling a trailer, using a front end loader or bucket and snow removal with a snow blower.

-          Forklift/ Tow motor certification 

-          Valid driver’s license required

-          Valid Pesticide license or willingness to obtain

-          Must be eligible to work in Canada

The position is year round and the salary for the candidate selected will reflect experience and expertise.  You will work closely with the Winemaker who oversees all aspects of the vineyard and wine production and onsite training will be provided.

You will report to Vanessa McKean, Winemaker- [email protected]

Please provide a resume and cover letter.

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