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Cellar Assistant

St. Helena, CA

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities
Cellar Assistant is involved in all areas of wine production from harvest through bottling, with a particular focus on barrel work.


Job duties are as follows but not limited to:
•  Barrel work: Stirring and topping, filling and emptying, additions, organization of barrels and barrel maintenance.
•  General cellar work: Sanitation (tanks, lines, pumps and cellar equipment), sampling, wine transfers
•  Bottling: Work with team putting blends together, preparation and set up for bottling, ensuring quality treatment of wine during the bottling process
•  Harvest: Grape receiving, set-up, organization and flow on the crush pad, press operation, pump-overs, punch downs, racking and barreling down. Training and supervision of harvest interns.
•  Record keeping: Record data from work orders including wine movements, tank measurement on work orders.

Personal Attributes:
•  Keen attention to detail
•  Committed to the pursuit of excellence
•  Optimistic with a positive outlook and ability to be a team player
•  Organized; able to prioritize and complete tasks and projects
•  Problem solver; interested in solving problems when they arise
•  Curious about wine and passionate about learning
•  Strong work ethic and reliable

Requirements
•  Experience in all phases of cellar work (including lab) is desired
•  Filtration experience is a plus
•  Forklift experience is a plus
•  Must be able to communicate in English (spoken and written)
•  Flexibility and willingness to work in changing environment and work extended shifts; including night shifts during harvest
•  Ability to read and follow work and safety based SOPs
•  Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds on a repetitive basis and work standing up on concrete surfaces for extended periods of time; be able to climb a ladder
•  Must have a valid California driver’s license

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Tuesday, April 16th
Type of Work:
Full Time