Cellar Worker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Blackbird Vineyards

  Napa, California

The Company 

At Bespoke Collection, we aim to inspire! Through our curated selection of boutique wines, one-of-a-kind objets d’art, and unique lifestyle experiences, we strive to exceed expectations of members, clients, and partners. Our team is vital to our success, and we believe in challenging our people to encourage growth. Our cultural focus is to hire those who possess a combination of three essential virtues – Hungry, Humble, and People Smart. Working here you’ll find yourself among a dynamic team, in an environment filled with professional challenges and opportunities.

Job Description

Position Title: Bespoke Collection Cellar Worker
Position Status: Full Time, Hourly position 
Reports to: Bespoke Collection Winemaker
Location: Napa County and offsite vineyard and winery locations throughout Northern CA 

Core Responsibilities:

The position of Cellar Worker comprises the role in the day-to-day winemaking operations of the company’s brands and grape-growing operations. This position works in concert with the Bespoke Collection Consulting Winemaker, Bespoke Collection Winemaker, and Bespoke Collection Winemaking team in producing quality wines. This position requires an individual that can work collaboratively, but also autonomously on day-to-day operations.

Essential Job Duties:

Winemaking
•  Work in conjunction with Bespoke Collection Winemaking team to craft quality wines each vintage with a focus on continued improvement at the different price levels for multiple brands.
•  Perform grape receiving, crushing, fermentation pressing and general wine production operations during harvest period. Aging season responsibilities are racking, topping, fining, blending and SO2 adjustments.
•  Complete cellar procedures with great attention to detail under the supervision of the Bespoke Collection Winemaking team.
•  Work as part of the cellar team in day to day operations.
•  Assist as needed for custom crush operations.
•  Accurately perform laboratory analysis and benchtop trials.
•  Prepare and standardize laboratory chemicals as needed.
•  Facilitate wine production by maintaining accurate work orders.
•  Responsible for adhering to all state and federal regulations as it relates to winemaking. 

Bottling 
•  Assist with bottling operations including labeling, packaging, and quality control.
•  Responsible for adhering to all state and federal regulations as it relates to bottling.

General Operations
•  Represent the Winemaking operations team and work collaboratively as needed with respective Bespoke Collection team members for projects.

Education/Experience Requirements:
•  Minimum 3 years of winery experience
•  Experience with both the practical and technical aspects of the winemaking process and understand winemaking regulatory requirements
•  Includes all aspects of grape growing, harvest, fermentation, cellar work, winemaking analysis and bottling

Core Qualifications & Skills:
•  Ability to work both independently and as a team member
•  Strong attention-to-detail & good project management skills with ability to prioritize multiple tasks
•  Available to work a varied schedule during harvest season as needed
•  Accuracy with numbers and strong recordkeeping skills along with a working knowledge of data collection and data analysis. Ability to understand and comply with any and all safety requirements. 
•  Must possess a valid driver's license and a reliable mode of transportation

Computer Proficiency: 
•  Basic computer proficiency necessary
•  Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite is highly beneficial
Physical Requirements:
•  Must be able to climb stairs, stoop and bend and lift
•  Must be able to lift 50 lbs
•  Must be able to work extensive hours as needed

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The above information is representative of the work performed in this position, however it is not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility does not exclude it from the position if the work is similar or related to the essential duties and responsibilities.

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