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Cellar Assistant - Finger Lakes, NY

Heart & Hands Wine Company

Union Springs, NY

Job Description:

Heart and Hands Wine Company is seeking a Cellar Assistant for a ~40 hours/week position. We are a small boutique winery in the Finger Lakes with a focus on Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Chardonnay. Because we are a small operation, this is a very hands-on position with the opportunity to participate in a variety of tasks.

Cellar Assistant Position Responsibilities include:
•  Equipment Cleaning
•  Bottling and Packaging (Racking, filtering, equipment sanitation, bottling/labeling)
•  Topping up Barrels
•  Basic Lab analysis and monitoring of wines and grape samples
•  Wine/must movement
•  General Winery clean up

During Harvest Season, additional responsibilities include:
•  Equipment Cleaning and Sanitation
•  Wine/must movements
•  Additions to wines/musts
•  Punch Downs & Pumpovers
•  Barrel Prep / Filling
•  Fermentation monitoring / Juice analysis (Brix, pH, TA, VA),

Because we are a very small operation, all staff members are asked to flex between different positions, during peak seasons. Additional responsibilities may include:
•  Seasonal Vineyard Tasks, Collecting field samples, Assisting with harvest picking
•  Facility Upkeep

- Candidates should demonstrate a passion for premium wine production, good communication skills, attention to detail and a strong work ethic
- Candidates must be able to physically perform all cellar duties related to harvest, vineyard management, and cellar work
- Must be able to lift 50 lbs and work extended hours in a physically demanding environment
- Must be able to perform work duties in and outdoors
- Must be able to work in various temperature conditions, with moderate noise levels
- Valid Driver’s License required
- Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English
- Ability to accurately calculate figures
- Creative, flexible, and innovative team player
- Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
- Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
- A minimum of a 2-year degree in Enology or Viticulture or 2 years of wine production/vineyard experience

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, November 8th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Salary Information:
Based on Experience