Cellar Rat \ˈse-lər ˈrat\ – One who labors in the cellar (or barrel room) of a winery never seeing the light of day. Quite like a rat.
“Future generations will come to revere cellar rats when they realize who did the actual work. Cellar rats will be recognized as heroes for surviving the freezing cold of winter cellars during cold stabilization, the blazing heat of summer sun during crush and the ear-splitting clank of the bottling line. Cellar rats will be seen as the carriers of joy for the culture and as the real drinkers of the product.”- Jake Lorenzo