Oenologist (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery (http://ravinevineyard.com)

  St. Davids, ON, Ontario


Reporting to the Senior Winemaker, this position is both an oversight role and will require hands-on cellar work to help support cellar crew when needed. This position requires a solid foundation and discipline in wine chemistry, soil science, and winery equipment and must be experienced in cellar practices. The successful candidate will be one who would like to gain further knowledge of the wine industry through hands-on experience and help further develop our quality assurance program in our winemaking department.

Role and Responsibilities

-          Assists with record keeping of grape receiving, curhsing, additions and various aspects of wine production.

-          Assists cellar staff in performing cellar duties when required.

-          Runs full analysis on juice and wine samples required by the winemaker.

-          Maintains laboratory and cellar logs.

-          Communicates and clarifies questions regarding winemaking protocols when winemaker is offsite.

-          Prioritizes and communicates work orders generated by winemaker with staff when required.

-          Sets up laboratory trials and tastings requested by winemaker.

-          Manages bulk wine and ingredients inventory.

-          Assists in vineyard sampling as needed; assesses maturity and records field observations.

-          Works with Senior Winemaker to implement new cellar manual, lab manual, health and safety manual.

-          Other duties as assigned.

Educational & Experience Requirements

-          B.Sc. in Oenology & Viticulture or related program (or in the process of obtaining) preferred.

-          Previous wine lab or harvest experience and familiarity with winemaking practices required.

-          Valid G class driver’s license required.


-          Forklift Operator Certificate is considered an asset.

Preferred Skills

  • Communication: This position requires excellent listening, speaking, and writing skills.
  • Leadership: Able to delegate and control a fast paced environment; works well with others.
  • Independent: Able to follow directions effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Attention to Detail: Achieve consistent and accurate results when completing tasks.
  • Analytical: Able to accept changing conditions and new information in a fast-paced environment.
  • Physical: Able to operate winemaking equipment, work outdoors and indoors in hot and cold climates and occasionally lift or move objects weighing up to 50 lbs.


·         Available to work daytime, evenings, weekdays, weekends and holidays as required.

  • Long hours and overtime as required.


This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may reasonably be assigned by management.

Ravine is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Ravine is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

To request reasonable accommodation, please make a request via email to [email protected]


How To Apply

Interested parties may send their resume via e-mail to [email protected] with "Oenologist Application" as the subject line.

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