Chrysalis Vineyards is seeking Cellar Technician(s) for our upcoming 2023 harvest.
Chrysalis Vineyards is a 412 acre farm located in Middleburg, VA, with 70 acres under vine. We are the world's leading producer of Norton grapes and wine. We also produce other varietals such as Albariño, Viognier, Petit Verdot, Petit Manseng, Tannat, Fer Servadou, Graciano, Nebbiolo, and Tinta Cão. We're looking for conscientious and detail-oriented individuals with an interest and passion for wine and winemaking. You will work directly with the winemaker using traditional winemaking techniques such as: barrel fermentation, malolactic fermentation, wild fermentations, as well as, carbonic maceration.
-Assist winemaker in day to day harvest activities
-Performs all aspects of cellar work
-Cleaning, sanitizing, and sterilizing equipment
-Transporting fruit from satellite vineyard to crush pad
-Pressing, crushing and de-stemming fruit
-Punch downs and pump overs
-Must be authorized to work in the US
-Must have a valid US drivers license
-Ability to lift at least 50 pounds
-Physically able to climb ladders and steps, be on your feet for extended periods of time in an environment that can be warm, cool, or wet
-Follow safety protocol, good housekeeping practices, and standard operating procedures
-Follow verbal and written instructions
-Fork lift skills are a plus, but not required
-Willing to work long hours at the height of harvest (5-7 days a week, 10 or more hours per day)
The perfect candidates will always have:
-Organized and have an attention to detail
-Excited and enthusiastic about winemaking, grape growing, and wine
-Enjoys working as a team or by themselves
-Previous Harvest experience is a plus, but not required.
The position will start mid-August and will continue through December.
Housing and transportation are NOT available for this position.
Please include a brief cover letter along with your resume.