Cellar Master (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Rockway Vineyards (http://rockwaywine.ca)

  St. Catharines, Ontario

Rockway Vineyards is nestled in one of the premium grape-growing regions of the world, the Twenty-Mile Bench sub appellation of the Niagara Escarpment. Renowned for the quality, and natural minerals of the soil, Rockway Vineyards wine combines taste and elegance that creates an unforgettable experience. With 14.5 acres of beautiful grape vines Rockway achieves a variety that allows us to craft award winning bottles of wine.

We are seeking a motivated and dynamic Cellarmaster to join our team. This individual must a have a hands-on approach and a positive attitude.

Winery production work will be the focus, with viticulture work when/ if needed.


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

- Experience for day-to-day cellar and laboratory operations is required

- Strong communication skills and attention to detail

- Must be able to run a crush pad, receiving grapes, pressing, destemming/crushing, cleaning, sanitizing, and maintaining equipment

- Must be proficient in cellar tasks such as tank/barrel cleaning and sanitizing, punch downs and pump overs, monitoring ferments, racking and transfers, wine additions, barrel work, blending, fining, filtering, and bottling

- Must be able to assist in oversight of wine in tanks and barrel

- Must have experience in monitoring grapes, grape sampling and lab analysis for maturity and harvesting

- Wine tracking through our Winery Software system



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

- Minimum 2 vintages of prior winery and vineyard experience

- Ability work well as part of the team or individually

- Must have a cooperative attitude and be flexible to changes and fluxuating 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 experience/ certification

- Valid driver’s license is required

- Must be eligible to work in Canada

- Please provide any reference letters from former employers

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

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