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Cellar Tech at Ultra Premium Winery

The Walls & Pášxa

Walla Walla, WA

Job Description:

The Walls is on a mission to show the world everything that Washington State is capable of. We value tradition and are meticulous in our winemaking, but we’re not afraid to embrace the creative freedom that comes with Washington’s unparalleled varietal diversity.

The cellar at The Walls Winery, minutes from downtown Walla Walla, is second to none. With almost 40% of our primary fermentation occurring in small format concrete and our investment in large oak barrels, this is a winemaker's studio more than a production facility.

The Walls, and our Rocks District AVA Rhone-focused project PÁŠXA, is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented Cellar Tech to join our dynamic team. In this role, you'll play a vital role in the hands-on aspects of our winemaking process, from fermentation and cellar management to lab and sensory analysis.

Maintain a meticulous cellar: Ensure effective winemaking operations, cellar cleanliness, and safety at all times

Embrace the art and science: Conduct basic lab analysis and quality checks to safeguard the integrity of our wines. Be a part of an inclusive winemaking team with a seat at the blending table

Work like a team: Collaborate with winemakers and fellow cellar technicians to keep production flowing smoothly.

Specific duties include
*Utilize a range of winery equipment, including pumps, presses, and filtration systems, to manage wine movement.
*Operate and maintain pumps, presses, and all forms of winery equipment
*Clean and sanitize tanks and processing equipment.
*Perform barrel work and assist winemakers in additions
*Perform all cellar sanitation according to SOP, including tank washing, hose and equipment washing, floor washing, barrel washing, and SO2 gassing
*Furnishes lab with wine/juice samples for analysis.
*Assist with bottling set-up, running the bottling line, loading/unloading trucks of bottling supplies or finished product as required.

You'll be a great fit if you:
*Possess a genuine passion for wine and the art of winemaking.
*Have a strong understanding of cellar operations and best practices.
*Are detail-oriented and enjoy working in a clean and organized environment.
*Can handle physical tasks like lifting, moving, and cleaning.
*Thrive in a collaborative environment and enjoy working as part of a team.
*Have good taste in music (though not required)

Bonus points if you:
Have experience working in a premium winery or a similar production environment.
Hold a certificate in viticulture or enology (not required but a plus!).

We offer:
The chance to work in a fast-paced and rewarding environment.
Competitive salary and benefits package.
The opportunity to learn from experienced winemakers and contribute to the creation of award-winning wines.
A fun and collaborative work environment surrounded by passionate people.

Qualifications:
Strong work ethic with references
Experience working in winery
Familiarity with basic winemaking principles
Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Physically fit and able to perform tasks requiring lifting, bending, and standing for extended periods

Benefits:
Competitive wage and benefits package (health insurance, paid time off)
Opportunity to work in a fast-paced and rewarding environment
Be part of a passionate team creating exceptional wines

Send your resume and a cover letter telling us why you're the perfect candidate.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Wednesday, July 10th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Level:
Entry Level
Compensation:
$‌2O.OO ‍−‌ $26.OO