Skilled Cellar Position - Senior Level (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Napa Wine Company

  Oakville, California

Do you want to test yourself with the best? Join our team working with some of Napa Valley’s top winemakers, in an historic winery building, making award winning wines at Napa Wine Company. 

Main Responsibilities
•  Drive a forklift to transport 2 barrel & 4 barrel racks
•  Follows all employee safety rules 
•  Maintain an excellent attendance and safety record
•  Reads and & understands work orders, fills them in neatly, legibly & thoroughly
•  Ensures that all equipment is operating in a safe manner 
•  Properly clean and sanitize pumps, hoses, tanks and cellar fittings before and after use
•  Performs routine barrel maintenance 
•  Operates all types of pumps including centrifugal, positive displacement, air pumps and bull dog pumps 
•  Racks and fills barrels. Racks, transfers to and from tanks and to and from barrels
•  Tops and stirs barrels; add SO2 gas & liquid to barrels 
•  Makes wine additions to tanks and barrels
•  Set up and ensure that bulk wine tankers are ready to load and unload in a timely manner
•  Loads and unloads barrel trucks, bulk wine trucks
•  Conducts pump overs, rack & return procedures, and all other harvest duties
•  Operates forklift safely and is forklift certified 
•  Works on bottling line dumping glass, packing or palletizing as needed (when necessary)
•  Assists in the blending of tanks for final blend compositions
•  Sanitizes, rinses and loads depth filters
•  Sets up wine lines, pumps and fittings for wine transfers
•  Cleans bins, floors and other equipment using pressure washer
•  Cleans winery floors using a floor scrubber
•  Performs all other duties as assigned


•  Minimum of 2 years’ winery experience, (3 plus years preferred)
•  Commitment to excellence and high standards 
•  Versatility, flexibility and willingness to work in changing environment 
•  Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions
•  Strong organizational and problem solving skills; sets priorities 
•  Excellent communication skills in English (Both verbal & written)
•  Display strong leadership skills
•  Following written and verbal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
•  Review daily production schedule and assist in prioritizing the daily work schedule to meet business and winemaking requirements
•  Innovative, positive team player 
•  Be able to work overtime, weekends, and any shift during Harvest
•  Operate Cellar processing equipment such as Velo Filters, Lees Filters, Cross Flow Filters, and Microflex filter
•  Set up filtrations and check integrity of the wine being filtered 
•  Amend additions and adjustments to juice and wine (double checking)
•  Ability to work in small confined spaces and high places 
•  Ability to read, write and perform simple arithmetic
•  Ability to work extended shifts; including night shifts during harvest 
•  Bilingual is a plus

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