Cellar Worker I (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Don Sebastiani & Sons

  Napa, California

Voted one of the North Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work!

Don Sebastiani & Sons is the next generation in a deep-rooted family history of winemaking dating back to the early 1900's. Drawing on our negociant family history, we are a purveyor of upscale, moderately priced varietal wines sourced from some of the best growing regions worldwide. Headquartered in Sonoma with a winery in Napa, Don & Sons is growing and expanding our brands rapidly and we need inspired, creative and experienced people to complement our team. Don Sebastiani and Sons' employees abide by three core values: a can-do attitude, urgency & honesty, and five-star customer service. These core values stem from our family's history and reputation and continuously propel us in our mission to make and grow innovative, reliable, and high value wine brands. 

We offer competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package that includes your choice of traditional or high deductible Medical, a generous employer funded Health Savings Account, Dental, Vision, EAP, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts with Medical and Dependent care pre-tax benefits (FSA), and 401K with discretionary profit sharing, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, and wine gifts and discounts.

If you're looking for a rewarding environment in which to build a fulfilling career and feel you’d be a fit for this position, you are invited to apply by including a cover letter and resume in response to this listing. Please include the position title and your name in the subject line.

Cellar Worker I Position Summary: Cellar Worker I is part of the Winemaking team. This position receives, blends and filters wines daily as well as provides cleanup of equipment.

Schedule: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Mon-Thurs) 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
•  Takes an active role in cellar work; sets up, runs and cleans up, including:
-Cleanliness & Safety: actively maintains a clean, orderly and safe wine cellar area
-Sanitation: Properly cleans and sanitizes pumps, hoses, tanks, and cellar fittings
-Wine tankers: helps load and unload in a timely manner at the direction of cellar lead/cellar worker II and records details on work orders
-Filtrations: Loads pad filter and assists with DE and Crossflow filtrations
-Winemaking: Helps perform additions and adjustments to wine
-Barrels: Performs barrel work as needed at the direction of cellar lead/cellar worker II, including washing, filling, emptying, making additions and topping
-Production orders: Properly reads, records data, and follows through on production orders
-Equipment: Performs simple maintenance throughout the cellar
•  Works successfully as part of a team and is responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with co-workers.
•  Attends staff meetings and training as required.
•  Performs general office tasks as required.
•  Performs special assignments, projects, and other duties as requested.

•  Six months experience in wine cellar environment.
•  Familiarity with wine filtration ideal.
•  Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently.

•  Requires ability to use up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or 10 pounds continuously to move objects.
•  Requires ability to walk, stand and sit, sometimes for prolonged periods of time.
•  Requires sufficient good health to properly discharge duties.

Don Sebastiani & Sons provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Don Sebastiani & Sons complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Don Sebastiani & Sons expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Don Sebastiani & Sons' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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