Job Status: Filled

Assistant Retail & Hospitality Manager (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Colio Estate Wines Inc. (

  Thornbury Village, Ontario

Established in 1980, Colio Estate Wines Inc. continues to be one of the leaders in its industry. From humble beginnings we have grown to be one of the largest wine producers in Ontario, producing in excess of 500,000 cases of quality wine annually. Our 200 acre vineyard is in South Western Ontario and continuously provides grapes of the highest quality. Some of our award-winning brands include Bricklayer’s, Girls’ Night Out, Backroads and Colio Premium House.

Colio also produces award winning Craft Cider & Beer with our Thornbury Village Cidery & Brewery.  Our Pick-up Truck Pilsner has won gold at the Ontario Craft Brewing Awards. We also boast the top selling Ontario Craft Cider made from 100% fresh pressed Ontario apples.

We represent a range of international brands such as Warsteiner Brewery from Germany, Cumulus Estate Wines from Australia, Frisky Zebra from South Africa and a number of other international wine suppliers.

As part of our expansion and succession planning strategy, Colio Estate Wines Inc. requires a Retail & Hospitality Manager for its Thornbury location, with responsibility for the daily operations and profitability of the Cider House according to set goals and business objectives of the Company.  The Retail & Hospitality Manager reports directly to the Regional Manager – Colio Retail and Grocery.

The duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Be the brand ambassador for Thornbury and Cider & Beer and Colio Wines.
  • Promote the tap room and grow the business.
  • Management of daily operations, reporting to the manager
  • Hands-on involvement in customer service.
  • Meet financial objectives.
  • Maintains safe, secure and healthy work environment by following and enforcing standards and procedures that comply with MOL regulations and AGCO regulations.
  • Part time staff supervision and training.
  • Customer satisfaction and positive complaint resolution.
  • Inventory management and physical counts.
  • Balance sales, print and record receipts.
  • Record credit card and debit accounts.
  • Other duties may be required.




  • Post Secondary courses.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Passion about Craft Cider & Beer.
  • Experience with POS systems, banking procedures.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • General mathematical skills.An intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office products Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Superior telephone manners and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to lift items as heavy as 40 lbs.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Smart Serve certified.
  • General wine and cider knowledge.


As part of the Colio team you can expect;
• A competitive wage and comprehensive benefit package.
• A cooperative team atmosphere that does what it takes to get the job done.
• A safe, fun, winning and rewarding work environment.
• An opportunity to grow and develop yourself within the company’s organization.

By joining Colio Estate Wines, you will become part of a friendly team of wine, beer and cider enthusiasts.
Candidates interested in this exciting opportunity to join a strong and growing company with great values and brands should submit their resume using the button below.

We thank all that apply but only applicants that are called for interview will be contacted. The deadline for applications is September19th.

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