Cellar Worker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Early Mountain

  Madison, Virginia

Located 30 minutes north of Charlottesville, Virginia, Early Mountain crafts premium wines while supporting Virginia’s ascent as a world-class wine region. Founded in 2012 and owned by former AOL executives and tech pioneers Jean Case and her husband Steve, Early Mountain draws inspiration from centuries of global winegrowing heritage, while embracing evolution and innovation essential to Virginia competing beyond its own borders. We are a fun, talented and growing team dedicated to providing our customers and community with exceptional wines and service. We move at a very fast pace and rely on entrepreneurial initiative and creative drive to make things happen. We’re also committed to maintaining a family-oriented work environment and championing the overall Virginia wine and food community.

Early Mountain Vineyards is seeking a full-time cellar worker. 

Under supervision, the job responsibilities will include: 
•  All cellar activities including, but not limited to, grape processing, fermentation, aging, finishing, filtration and bottling;
•  Equipment operation including, but not limited to, all harvest equipment, forklifts, filtration, pumps, bottling line, etc.;
•  Maintaining high level of cellar cleanliness and sanitation;
•  Ensuring that all cellar work is completed in a timely fashion and recorded in work orders and winemaking database;
•  Maintaining a safe and orderly working environment;
•  Maintaining compliance with all state and federal regulations;
•  Participation in blending, strategy and other winemaking activities as needed; and
•  Representing the winery on site and at events with a high level of professionalism and character.

•  Ability to perform physical labor, including lifting 50 lbs. on a regular basis 
•  Willingness to work long hours and up to 7 days a week at harvest-time
•  Understanding of general winemaking practices
•  Previous cellar skills/experience
•  A positive attitude, sense of humor and keen eye for detail
•  Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
•  Spanish speaking skills are a plus

Compensation: this position will be paid hourly, is eligible for overtime pay, and include a generous benefit package.

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