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Cellar Assistant

Macari Vineyards & Winery

Mattituck, NY

Job Description:

Macari Vineyards, located on the North Fork of Long Island in Mattituck, New York, is owned and operated by the Macari Family. The winery is led by owners Joseph Macari Jr., who is at the helm of the winery with his wife, Alexandra and their children. Though Macari Vineyards was established in 1995, the Macari Family has owned the 500-acre waterfront farm for over fifty years. Winemaker Kelly Koch and the Macari family are proud to showcase a collection of world-class wines from the emerging North Fork of Long Island region.

Position Description:
Macari is searching for a full-time Cellar Assistant to work directly with the Winemaker in all aspects of wine production.

Job Responsibilities:
-Wash and sanitize all wine contact equipment
-Move, rack, blend, and filter wines
-Maintain accurate inventories of case goods and supplies
-Assist on the bottling line
-Operate all crush equipment including presses
-Harvest activity, including pump-overs, punch-downs, grape sampling and sorting
-Work with safety in mind at all times
-Evaluate wines
-Stock wines for tasting room and assist with wine club shipments
-Unload delivery trucks and maintain wine storage warehouse

Qualification Requirements:
-Cellar experience preferred
-Very strong organizational, planning and problem solving skills; able to manage changing priorities and workflow
-Effective communication skills and ability to read and speak English
-Honest and trustworthy, team player, positive attitude
-Good manual dexterity, ability to work in various temperatures
-Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
-Be available for extended shifts, including weekends, during harvest and as needed
-Willingness to perform a variety of tasks as needed
-Ability to drive a truck, have a valid driver’s license
-Forklift experience preferred
-Commitment to excellence and hard work, attention to detail

-Nearby house/rooms available for rent (2 minute drive from winery).

Kelly Koch, Winemaker

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, January 11th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Salary Information:
dependent on experience

Contact Information:

Macari Vineyards & Winery
Kelly Koch