Dark Horse Estate Winery Inc. Career Opportunities

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Career Opportunities at Dark Horse Estate Winery Inc.

Dark Horse Estate Winery is a family-owned winery and vineyard.  We are located in the heart of rural Huron County.   Just minutes from downtown Grand Bend and the shores of Lake Huron, we are a part of Huron Shores.  Huron Shores is an emerging wine region in the grape growing industry.  This emerging region is giving Ontario’s traditional wine regions a run for their money.  

We constantly strive to go above and beyond the conventional by bringing a unique essence to every bottle of wine we make, and a memorable experience to every visitor.  Our company strives to create a truly unique tourist destination experience, and wine that is always bred for taste.

We are always looking for passionate, eager people to help us grow our company.  If you are an individual who is driven, outgoing, and enthusiastic about Ontario wines, we’d love to hear from you!

See below for a list of our career opportunities.

Current Openings

Seasonal Full-Time & Part-Time Retail Sales Associates: Must be available to work weekends.  Wine knowledge and a retail background are an asset.  Smart serve certification is required.  Must be 19+.
Starting Wage: $16/Hour + TIPS

Line Cook/Pizza Maker (Full Time, Seasonal): We are looking for a fun and energetic line cook/pizza maker to prep and make pizzas in outdoor pizza oven, along with charcuterie boards, and other small menu items. Our guests are your audience, and they love to watch their food being made on our outdoor patio.

  • Daily food preparation
  • Stock fridge
  • Record logs for public health
  • Maintain a clean work surface at all times
  • Inventory management
  • Weekly ordering
  • Chop kindling, build and maintain wood oven
  • Clean and maintain kitchen

Hours: Up to 44hours a week from Thursday to Sunday, Wednesdays can be used as a prep day if needed.


  • Safe Food Handlers Certificate
  • At least 1 Year of Culinary Experience
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds
  • Must be able to work independently, as well as in a team.
  • The candidate must be organized, efficient, and good under pressure.

Contract length: 4-5 months

Wage: $20.00-$25.00 per hour

We have filled all of our summer job openings.  However, we are always looking to expand our team!  If you believe that you would make a good addition to our team, email us your résumé.

All candidates must have their smart serve, or be willing to get their smart serve prior to their start date.  Experience in the wine industry is an asset. 

To apply for our available positions, please send your résumé to info@darkhorseestatewinery.com.  Please indicate which position you are applying for.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  We appreciate all who apply.  However, only candidates who we select for an interview will be contacted.