Job Status: Filled

Associate Winemaker (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.  Our small batch winemaking program allows us to work with many varietals of both red and white Vitis vinifera grapes.  Adamo Estate Winery believes in a hands-on approach and minimalist intervention to allow natural expression of the grape from each specific vineyard site.  Our Estate Vineyard is managed with organic practices and encourages biodiversity and balance.

We are seeking a motivated and dynamic Associate Winemaker to join our team.  This individual must a have a “wine is made in the vineyard” hands-on approach and a positive attitude.    

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

-          Post-secondary education: diploma or degree in winemaking or viticulture

-          Manager or Supervisor experience for day to day cellar and laboratory operations is required

-          Winery production work will be the focus and viticulture work when needed

-          Minimum 4 vintages of prior winery and vineyard experience

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

-          Experience with Vitis vinifera grape varieties

-          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

-          Ability to manage a team and work well as part of the team or individually

-          Must have a cooperative attitude and be flexible to changes and work hours

-          Willingness to expand knowledge base and practices and participate in vine and wine trials

-          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

-          Forklift/ Tow motor certification  

-          Valid driver’s license is required

-          Tractor driving experience as well as equipment maintenance is encouraged

-          Must be eligible to work in Canada

-          Provide reference letters from former employers

The position is year round and the salary for the candidate selected will reflect experience and expertise in the Associate Winemaker role.

You will report to Shauna White, Winemaker- [email protected]

Please provide a resume and cover letter.



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