Cellar Worker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  The Wine Group

  Glen Ellen, California


The Wine Group is one of the top leaders in the wine industry.  As a privately held management-owned company with 14 wineries in California, New York, and Australia, we strive to win with exceptional people who share our values.  We produce many well-known brands including Franzia, Cupcake, Chloe, Flip Flop, Save Me San Francisco, Insurrection, Concannon, Benziger and Imagery.  We are a successful company looking to employ talented individuals on our team who are self-motivated, positive and energetic.  If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply!


Benziger Family Winery's Cellar Worker is responsible for general winery work that includes sanitizing tanks, hoses, pipelines and general cleaning. Work assignments to include barrel work, tank additions, other winery related tasks including helping in the bottling line.  Ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience working in a Cellar-related position in a winery. 


  • Racking and blending wine accurately according to Winemaker’s instructions
  • Barrel washing, gassing, stacking with forklift and barrel topping and SO2 addition.
  • Perform as weigh master when needed
  • Operate crush equipment and presses (with training)
  • Operates and cares for other moderately complex cellar equipment.
  • Pump overs and punch downs
  • Harvest additions including yeasting, nutrients
  • Shipping and receiving of tanker trucks
  •  Forklift operation including at the bottling line
  • Barrel racking, washing, stacking with forklift, barrel topping and assisting in running inventories
  • Responsible for sanitation in all areas of cellar operations
  • May help train and direct less skilled workers.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and healthful work environment at all times


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 2+ years of general winery experience in a production or manufacturing environment
  • Must have experience in all aspects of crush work including previous barrel experience
  • Must have the ability to read, write, speak and understand instructions in English
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and with a team in a fast-paced environment with emphasis on quality, accuracy and timeliness
  • Must be flexible with shift schedule
  • Operation of basic hand tools
  • Forklift driving experience preferred
  • Must have an excellent safety, work performance and attendance record
  • Prioritize while able to adapt to changing priorities
  • Demonstrated reliability and punctuality, work effectively in team/crew environment, adherence to all safety regulations, operating procedures and company policies


  • Position will be exposed to indoor and outdoor environments with varying noise levels
  • Employee is exposed to wet or humid conditions
  • Exposed to inclement seasonal weather, summer heat, cold weather, rain
  • Ability to perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, and twisting in the performance of various tasks in a production environment
  • Must be able to repeatedly lift and carry weights up to 40 pounds at varying frequencies with equipment
  • The Wine Group is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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