We are currently seeking individuals to work cellar activities for this year’s harvest. Ideal candidates are hardworking, team players, safety minded, detail oriented and reliable.
Harvest Cellar Workers assist in the Crush Season by providing support to the Winemaking/Cellar departments to help ensure quality in all aspects of the winemaking process.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Shoveling pomace from tanks
• Stave removal or installation
• Pulling hoses and setting up pumps
• Cleaning and sanitizing tanks and process equipment
• Assisting operators in various processing operations: racking, blending, additions, pumpovers
• Assisting operators in running crush machinery
• Barrel related activities: moving barrels, filling, emptying, topping, additions, sanitation
• Always follow company safety rules and regulations, as well as, OSH safety standards to ensure a safe work environment for all employees
• Ensure all information required on work orders are completed and recorded accurately
• Education: minimum HS diploma or general education degree (GED)
• Years of Experience: 6 months of related experience and/or training
• Able to follow written and verbal directions
• Can effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations
• Basic math skills required
• Attention to detail and ability to follow through with assignments and projects
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as a “team player”
• Available to work long hours, any shift and 6-7 days per week during Crush
Rodney Strong Wine Estates is a family owned company that farms 14 estate vineyards and crafts wines from Sonoma County’s finest appellations – Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek Valley, and Sonoma Coast. The winery was founded in 1959 by Sonoma County wine pioneer Rodney D. Strong as the 13th bonded winery in the county. It was purchased by the Klein family, a third generation California farming family, in 1989. The company aspires to conserve and protect the environment in all its operations through sustainable practices, solar power, and fish friendly farming.