Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Vin Bon (http://www.vinbon.com)

  North York, Ontario

Job Summary

Vin Bon is Ontario's largest craft-your-own-wine retailer with over 37 years in the industry.

A cellar hand is there to assist and support the winemaker in the production of wine. They are integral to the day-to-day operation of a winery and will perform a wide range of tasks.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Handle grape/juice deliveries
  • Operate presses
  • Drive forklift
  • Perform routine operation of pumps and filters to rack, transfer, and clarify juice and wine
  • Perform chemical additions to juice and wine
  • Perform direct inoculation of yeast to juice
  • Set both manual and automatic tank temperature controls
  • Perform routine barrel work: S02 adds, topping, stirring, racking, and filling
  • Collect wine/juice samples and general support for the laboratory
  • Exposure to complex cellar equipment: Cross flow, STARS
  • Responsible for sanitation in all areas of cellar operation.
  • Assist skilled cellar workers in various cellar operations.

Qualifications and Skills


  • High school diploma
  • Post Secondary Education (Preferred)


  • English required

Professional experience & know how :

  • Minimum 1 year winery cellar experience.
  • Knowledge or ability to learn safe cellar practices, including safe handling of chemicals
  • Knowledge of winery cellar operating procedures
  • Ability to be trained in confined space entry process and procedures
  • Ability to drive a forklift and become forklift certified.

Technical & management skills :

  • Ability to understand and perform basic math.
  • Ability to understand and perform basic measurements.

Personal & interpersonal skills :

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

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