Skilled Cellar Worker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Cakebread Cellars

  Rutherford, California

Are you looking to be part of an industry and company that values employees, specializes in making a fun and high quality product, and appreciates a work life balance? If so, Cakebread Cellars has an open position for you. Our story begins in 1973 with a piece of land, a family passionate about wine and a community of friends and partners who helped bring Cakebread Cellars to life. Cakebread Cellars' wines don't just reflect the personalities of the vineyards, they also reflect the spirit of all of our employees who make our wines and winery remarkable.

We want to continue to build on that spirit by adding skilled and professional Cellar Worker to our team. Under the supervision of the Cellar Master, this team member learns and performs various work assignments that result in the production of high quality wines; ensures that safety procedures, cellar procedures, quality standards and training programs are followed as directed by the Winemaker, Assistant Winemaker, and Cellar Master.

Main Responsibilities

•  Follows all employee safety rules 
•  Ensures that all equipment is operating in a safe manner 
•  Cleans and sanitizes stainless steel tanks and all equipment
•  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; adds 6% SO2 to barrels 
•  Makes wine additions to tanks and barrels
•  Loads and unloads barrel trucks
•  Conducts pumpovers, 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 
•  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
•  Performs all other duties as assigned


•  Bachelor's degree preferred, high school diploma or equivalent required
•  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 
•  Innovative, positive team player 
•  Ability to work in small confined spaces and high places 
•  Ability to work extended shifts; including night shifts during harvest 

Physical and Mental Requirements

The traditional methods of performing job functions for this position are reflected below. Reasonable accommodations may be made if deemed necessary.

1. Ability to stand for long periods of time. Job duties are performed primarily from a standing position. 
2. Full body mobility: Ability to stand; walk; sit; use tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, kneel; talk or hear; taste or smell. Ability to lift up to 100 lbs. 
3. Accurate vision and sense of smell. 
4. Performs work duties in and outdoors. 
5. Exposure to temperature extremes and exposure to fumes, gases, toxic chemicals, etc. Contact with water and potentially harmful fumes. 
6. Appropriate safety gear required.

Cakebread Cellars is a tobacco free and fragrance free workplace.

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