Cellar Master at WillaKenzie Estate

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WillaKenzie Estate


Under the general direction of the Associate Winemaker, this Cellar Master is responsible for managing all cellar operations, including harvest activities, bottling and maintenance. The Cellarmaster possesses the leadership and drive to assist in supervising temporary employees during peak season and will be responsible for regular and on-going compliance, safety training, and logistics activities while meeting and exceeding wine and juice quality standards as directed.


  • Coordinate with Associate Winemaker to develop and execute cellar workflow and activities while meeting or exceeding high quality production standards
  • Responsible for all cellar functions including, but not limited to: sanitation, wine movement, barrel management and maintenance, equipment operation, and general facility maintenance
  • Ensure operations are performed in timely and accurate manner and in accordance with SOP and work order instructions
  • Oversees all forklift operations and forklift training
  • Provide instruction, training, and assistance to seasonal cellar staff
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and effective work environment at all times
  • Communicate with other departments and wineries as needed
  • Coordinate logistics for bottling
  • Contacts vendors to keep cellar supplies at sufficient levels
  • Work with Maintenance Department to ensure all winery deficiencies are reported and if necessary, assist in facilitating and completing repairs
  • Responsible for Cellar Safety Program and adherence to all company safety standards
  • Other duties as assigned by Winemaking Staff


  • Is a forward thinker, can set goals for themselves and a team
  • Strong understanding of the winemaking process and equipment
  • Ability to work independently or with limited supervision
  • Can prioritize time and workflow for themselves and a team
  • Can delegate tasks within a team
  • Can train others in all cellar operations
  • Understands and can use winemaking software, work orders, and SOPs
  • Read and interpret lab analysis
  • Ability to perform all aspects of cellar operations, including ladder use and forklift operation
  • Ability to adjust effectively to changes in work schedule, especially during bottling and harvest
  • Intermediate computer skills: Microsoft Suite
  • ability to reach with hands and arms, sit, walk, climb, stoop, and kneel, and be able to regularly lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Valid driver's license
  • OLCC permit, or ability to obtain permit
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English


  • Three to five years cellar experience, including seasonal and year-round winery experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Enology, Food Science, or related field preferred but not required
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Supervisory experience
  • Forklift experience


$51,154.00 - $63,943.00 - $76,732.00


  • Health insurance - medical, dental, vision, disability & life insurance
  • 401k with employer match
  • Vacation accrual; 12 paid holidays; 72 hours for Health & Wellness
  • Learning & Development opportunities
  • Wine discounts!

At Jackson Family Wines, we respect, celebrate, and take pride in each other's differences. Together we nurture a culture that embraces fairness, acceptance and belonging. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion drive our best innovation, enrich our employees, and connect us to our customers and global community. We aspire to evolve in our commitment for a better future and one that is rooted for good.

This job requisition and salary range are effective as of January 1st, 2023. All company job requisitions prior to January 1st, 2023 are null and void.

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