Skilled Cellar Worker

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McMinnville, OR, United States


Our new, state of the art Jackson Family Winery is located in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, McMinnville. We are a mid-sized winery specializing in the production of premium Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay from some of the most premier vineyard sites in Oregon.

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Cellarmaster, the successful candidate will meet the following requirements and possess the leadership and drive to assist in supervising temporary employees during peak season.  If you are a hardworking, energetic, fun-loving wine enthusiast that enjoys working in a team environment, we look forward to hearing from you.


A minimum of 2 years full-time winery cellar experience. A complete knowledge and skill level to operate all winery equipment, as well as the ability to lead a harvest crew to accomplish multiple tasks. Winemaking degree and/or winemaking courses a plus.     

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Work safely in a team environment and following all SOP’s.
  • Communicate effectively within team and company
  • Perform all cellar activities including wine movements, racking, blending and bottling preparations
  • Sanitation of facility and equipment
  • Participate in red and white fermentations – punch downs, pump overs, rack & returns, temperatures.
  • Operate bladder and basket presses
  • Carry out additions – yeast, acid, nutrients including calculations.
  • Obtain samples and help lab staff when required.
  • Operate forklift
  • Perform other duties as assigned by manager or supervisor


  • Positive can do attitude
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Previous wine cellar or production experience is a must and degree in winemaking is favorable
  • Effective communication skills in English
  • Basic computer skills in Word and Excel
  • The ability to work long, flexible hours through busy harvest time
  • Ability to lift 50lbs on a frequent basis
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to walk, kneel, bend, and stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to work in high places on ladders, tanks, and catwalks

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