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Senior Winery Worker

Opus One Winery

Oakville, CA

Job Description:

The Senior Winery Worker is responsible for executing all cellar activities, from crush to bottle. This individual seeks an understanding of not only 'the how' but also 'the why' behind every cellar operation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Works closely with Assistant Winemaker and Cellar Supervisor to ensure absolute wine quality.
Preserves and protects the integrity and quality of Opus One and Overture wines, while enhancing their value.
Participates in all cellar functions, including cleaning and sanitation, barrel work, racking, wine movements, filling barrels, topping, wine additions, blending, fining, filtering, and bottling.
Perform harvest duties that include operation of crush equipment and presses, fruit weigh-scale, and pump overs.
Acts as a Team Leader for specific projects and tasks.
Preserves and protects the quality of grapes from Opus One's Estate Vineyards.
Assists in the preventative maintenance and repairs of all cellar equipment.
Coordinates grape, juice, and wine samples with the lab.
Measures Dissolved Oxygen during wine movements.
Organizes fermentation data and cellar records for wine tracking.
Maintains work area in a safe, professional, and organized manner.
Operates forklift.
Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Has minimum of five - seven (5-7) years advanced experience in all areas of cellar operation.
Has been threshold tested to detect and identify sensory faults in must and wine and communicates them to the winemaking team.
Must be able to consistently perform quality work with minimum supervision.
Intermediate to advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel, and winery software programs including TankNet, Logix, AgCode, and Vintrace.
Possesses strong verbal communication skills and intermediate math skills.
Able to interpret written work orders and a variety of instructions in oral, diagram, and schedule form.
Uses proper safety equipment during all relevant cellar activities and contributes to improving winery safety procedures.
Prioritizes attention to detail and purity of focus in handling multiple competing tasks and responsibilities.
Understands the consequences of various problem situations and refers them to the appropriate people for resolution.
Must demonstrate professionalism, reliability, and the ability to effectively work in a team environment.
Physical ability to perform tasks that may require prolonged standing, sitting, lifting, and other activities necessary to perform essential job functions, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Working Conditions/ Hazards:

Work is performed in various environments: indoor, outdoor, hot, cold. The individual will be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic chemicals, electrical hazards, and fumes or airborne particles relative to normal cellar processes. Occasionally works near moving machinery parts. Noise levels are usually moderate to loud.


Accident prevention is of utmost importance in all phases of job responsibilities.

Follow all company policies and procedures including job safety, safety rules and regulations.
Assist management to provide safe and healthy working conditions at all times.
Immediately report all unsafe conditions, work-related accidents, and illnesses to the Safety Manager and your supervisor.
We invite all interested candidates to apply, even if you are unsure about whether you meet all the listed qualifications. Opus One Winery is looking for motivated, passionate, curious individuals who believe in our Core Values and Mission.


Competitive benefits package including 95% employer paid Medical, with 100% employer paid Dental/ Vision/ basic life coverage/ STD/ LTD for both employees and dependents.
401(k) retirement plan with a 7% employer-only contribution, based on employee annual earnings.
Work life balance
Wellness reimbursement
Tuition reimbursement opportunities
Up to 40 hours of volunteer time
PTO; Holiday Pay
A supportive and collaborative work environment

We invite all interested candidates to apply, even if you are unsure about whether you meet all the listed qualifications. Opus One Winery is looking for motivated, passionate, curious individuals who believe in our Core Values and Mission.


SUSTAINABILITY: Opus One Winery is committed to doing its part to ensure a sustainable future and improve the environmental well-being of our community. We will continue to ensure minimal impact by continually evaluating our environmental performance and working to improve our program whenever necessary with integrity and purity of focus
COMPENSATION: Base Compensation Range: $24.00-30.00 USD hourly*

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Opus One Winery is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate and welcome diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment.

* The base compensation range is base salary only. In addition to base compensation, all roles are eligible for individual performance bonus and company bonus that range from role to role. Some roles may also be eligible for overtime pay. Individual compensation packages are based on factors unique to each candidate, such as skills, experience, qualifications, and tenure with Opus One.

We understand that benefits are also an important piece of your total compensation package. To learn more about our total compensation package, benefits and perks Opus One Winery has to offer, please visit our careers page.

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Tuesday, July 9th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Level:
$‌24.OO ‍−‌ $3O.OO