Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  LaBelle Winery

  Amherst, New Hampshire

LaBelle Winery, New England's premiere, award-winning Winery in Amherst, NH, is home to a farm-to-table Certified Local Bistro Restaurant and Event Center.
LaBelle Winery is seeking an excited and enthusiastic person to join our winemaking team. We are an energetic team, working in a well equipped 10,000+ case winery in New England. This position works closely with, and assists the Winemaker. The position will incorporate all aspects of the winemaking process from sampling of vineyards through bottling. The position has the potential to grow into an assistant winemaker role.

The ideal candidate will possess:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills
The ability to see the whole picture while being detail oriented
Highly focused on cleanliness and organization
A team player who can multi task
Able to follow directions and complete tasks in a timely fashion while working safely
A generally polite and happy personality.

We are a small team, everybody wears many hats. The position responsibilities will include but not limited to:

Help maintain our small estate vineyard from pruning to harvesting, from mowing to leaf pulling
Keeping the cellar clean and tidy
All aspects of harvest from sampling, fruit receiving, to crush, fermentation to additions, pump-overs to pressing out red fermenters
Barrel room duties
General cellar duties from racking to fining, from filtration to bottling preparations
Bottling day duties
Occasionally watering and weeding the bistro's vegetable garden.

Qualifications and skills required for the job:

High School diploma or equivalent
Production experience preferred
Chemistry aptitude
Ability to work in a physically demanding environment
Cellar experience preferred, but not required
A passion for wine and the desire to learn more
Reliable transportation
Willingness to work extended hours at times, mostly during harvest, including weekends
Able to stand for long periods of time, climb stairs and ladders, lift and carry 55 pounds occasionally,

What we offer:

A friendly, supportive, and appreciative environment
A new and well equipped wine cellar
Learn and work with east and west coast fruit / winemaking styles
Health Insurance
Life and disability insurances
401k after trial period
Paid time off
Employee recognition programs
Discount on bistro food, wine purchases,
Gym membership reimbursement,
Dependent Care Reimbursement Program
There is always good music playing in the wine cellar.

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