Assistant Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Part Time

  Quai Du Vin Winery (

  Sparta, Ontario


Assistant Wine Maker

Permanent Part-time position

Quai Du Vin Estate Winery is a boutique winery, surrounded by picturesque grounds & operating inside a charming, vintage-style facility in Sparta, Ontario along Lake Erie’s pastoral North Shore. 

We are looking to hire a solid, dependable individual as our Assistant Winemaker to join our seasoned team to ensure that our wine is flowing, our brand is growing & our customers remain as pleased as always!  The successful candidate’s job will be varied, and no two days being the same!

The ideal candidate will be an outgoing creative individual, have in-depth knowledge and passion for wine, with a genuine desire to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering excellence with every bottle and winery experience.

The driving passion of this person who will report to the Director of Production and General Manager, is to tend to the day-to-day operations of the cellar while ensuring a safe working environment.  The role will also include interacting with our visitors and guests by providing personal, memorable experiences that reflect the unique culture of Quai Du Vin. Unparalleled customer service is expected, whether it is through the tasting experience, winemakers’ dinners, education and tours. 

What You Can Expect:

Work with Director of Production to execute all parts of the winemaking process

Cellar tasks including but not limited to cleaning and sanitizing cellar fittings, hoses, tanks, barrels, and wine processing equipment

Wine Movement: Racking, blending, barrel filling, etc.

Scheduling and supply management

Actively assist in blending and additions trials and sensory evaluation

Execute vineyard and cellar tours on an as-scheduled basis

Packaging and bottling

Laboratory work, with an emphasis on QC and problem solving

Inventory tracking and record keeping

Help set-up for events

General housekeeping by making sure that facility is kept clean and orderly

Any other tasks assigned by manager 



Winemaking or related degree

1 – 3 years of Winery/Cellar/Vineyard experience is a must

Forklift and tractor experience a plus 

Ability to lift 55 lbs




  • Valid Driver’s License and insurance
  • Smart Serve


Demonstrates honest character, positive attitude, enthusiasm, is approachable, welcoming, and genuine

The ability to work independently and proactively with minimal direction when required

Creative, flexible, and innovative team player

Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm

Good written, verbal and oral communication skills

Flexible schedule that allows to work various shifts and overtime as needed

Have a passion and interest in continuing to learn about winemaking and quickly comes up to speed and showcases proficiency in Quai du Vin wine & vineyard knowledge

Ability to develop and maintain effective operating and control processes designed to attain maximum operating efficiency while ensuring adherence to established operating criteria

Computer skills – computer skills required for operation   and report maintenance and tracking including high        level of Excel knowledge

Must be able to communicate effectively with   consumers,  trade guests, employees, management and   vendors. Must be able to effectively lead tastings and   speak to groups of consumers, answer questions and   respond in a professional manner

Attendance/Schedule – This is a permanent part-time position, in a 7-day per week environment. Will require weekend and holiday work

Highly organized with strong attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks

Professionalism in appearance/demeanor

Must be at least 21 years of age






How To Apply

Please send resumes to [email protected]

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