Vinify Wine Services is seeking multiple cellar workers for the upcoming harvest season. Vinify is a custom crush winery focused on small lot, premium winemaking. We are located in Santa Rosa, California. Our clients grow and source grapes from some of the best vineyards in Sonoma and Napa counties. It is our job to help turn these amazing grapes into exceptional wines. We seek to hire wine passionate individuals to get the job done.
At Vinify we make wine in small lots and with great attention to detail. This position is hands-on and physically demanding. Vinify provides an exciting opportunity to work with many different grape varieties and a variety of winemakers and their different styles, all in a single harvest. Our harvest lasts longer than some of our neighboring wineries who specialize in just one or two varieties of grapes. You will have the opportunity to work and experience more over the course of a single harvest season.
Harvest duties may include: cleaning and sanitation, punch downs, pump overs, equipment operation, fermentation monitoring and management, forklift operation, press operation, barrel work and wine and juice transfers. It is important that you can follow written and verbal instructions, embrace repetitive tasks, be a self-starter, and excel in a fast-paced work environment. If you can have fun while doing all of this and come to work everyday with a positive attitude, it will be a good experience for all involved.
We hire harvest workers who have worked multiple vintages all over the world and first-timers who want to see what winemaking is all about. There is a day shift and a night shift. At this time we are looking for both experienced and inexperienced people to fill various roles in the winery. This is hands-on physical work and you must be able to work long hours on your feet, be able to climb stairs and ladders, and lift up to 50 pounds.
DURATION AND APPLICATION PROCESS
Most positions will start mid-August and last until mid-November. Pay is hourly and competitive. Overtime is to be expected. If you are applying from outside the U.S. indicate how you intend to secure a J-1 work visa. Please include a brief cover letter in the body of your email and attach your resume. No phone calls please.