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Cellar Worker (Full Time)

Hall Wines

St. Helena, CA

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Job Description:

Our amazing production team is looking for a full-time experience cellar professional to join the team and assist will all areas of the Cellar. This is a full-time, year round role.

Responsibilities Include:
•  Follow all employee safety rules
•  Perform all aspects of cellar work, including but not limited to wine movements, racking, blending and bottling
•  Cleaning and sanitizing of winery equipment
•  Clean winery, bins, floors, walls, and different areas as needed
•  Available to work the day or night shift during harvest and perform all related activities: receipt and handling of grapes, cap management, draining, pressing, barreling, topping
•  Assure highest quality cellar operations consistent with winemaking standards
•  Communicate with multiple departments to insure efficient workflow
•  Perform routine barrel maintenance
•  Perform all barrel activities - rack, fill, top/stir, additions, load, and unload barrel trucks
•  Operate forklift
•  Perform other duties as assigned by manager or supervisor
•  Learn and effectively train others on all work processes in accordance with SOPs
•  Assist with inventory of cellar and bottling supplies
•  Assist during bottling operations: forklifting, wine transfers, dumping station, packing cases, stacking cases on pallets, shrink wrap pallets, bottling quality control
•  Perform other duties as assigned by manager
•  Contribute to improvements and processes required to gain efficiency and quality assurance in the cellar department

•  Minimum two years winery production experience
•  Commitment to excellence and high standards
•  Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow.
•  Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities
•  Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
•  Forklift experience a plus
•  Spanish language skills a plus

Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to do the following:
•  Must be able to lift up to 50¬¬+ pounds on a frequent basis
•  Walk, kneel, bend, and stand
•  Must be able to work in high places on ladders, tanks, and catwalks
•  Must be able to work long hours, especially during harvest, and in extreme hot and/or cold climates
•  Taste and smell in order to detect flaws or inconsistencies when performing various cellar functions

Work Environment:
•  A percentage of time may be spent in cellar where temperatures are cool and noise level is usually moderate.
•  Able to work outside in variable weather conditions

Compensation & Benefits:
•  Hourly rate dependent on experience with potential for bonus
•  Among others, benefits include Health Insurance (Medical, Dental and Vision), paid vacation, paid volunteer work, 401K, and discounts on wines.

About HALL Family Wines:
•  HALL, WALT and BACA produce critically acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignons, Pinot Noirs and Zinfandels that stand among the best in the world. We are deeply committed to the production of exceptional wines that are reflections of the land from which the grapes are grown. We are proud leaders in sustainability, having built the first LEED Gold winery in California, in addition to our 11 certified sustainable (CCWA) Estate vineyards.
•  At HALL Family Wines, we strive to do the right thing, to follow responsible business practices and to give back to our communities. We believe in the philosophy of leaving the world better than we found it, a philosophy we have been putting into action for 50 years, both in business and through our family Foundation, established in 1977.
•  Hall Wines is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, veteran or disability status.

If values and community responsibility are important factors for you in choosing a place to work, if you enjoy working in an environment that prizes creativity, and if you hold yourself to a high standard of excellence in your job performance, this position may be a good fit for you.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, May 13th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Level:
Salary Information:
DOE + bonus