Skilled Winery Worker

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Jackson Family Wines is much more than a family-owned wine company. We're risk-taking innovators with a strong belief that quality is paramount. We're always on the lookout for top talent individuals who possess a strong work ethic, commitment to quality and share our beliefs in healthy lands and a healthy community. We have been selected as one of the North Bay Business Journal's Best Places to Work for seven years in a row. 


Under the general direction of the Cellar Master, the Skilled Cellar Worker carries out racking, pumping, clarifying, and blending of juice/wine while observing safety and oenological protocols. Operates a variety of cellar equipment including filters and, grape crush equipment.  Skilled Cellar Worker seasonally acts as a supervisor to temporary staff during harvest and bottling.



  • Cleaning, sanitizing winery equipment and winery
  • Racking and pumping of juice and wine; moving hoses and equipment
  • Making additions to juice and wine
  • Safe operation of a forklift to move and stack barrels in the warehouse
  • Filling, topping, and racking barrels; barrel sanitation including steaming
  • Obtaining lab samples
  • Operating crusher, presses, cross flow, pad and lees filters
  • Assist in equipment maintenance, repair hoses
  • Follow and observe all safe cellar practices
  • Recording volume movements on work orders; ensuring all information is recorded correctly
  • Train and supervise seasonal staff during harvest and bottling
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor
  • Participating in Winery sustainability efforts
  • Communicating effectively with good skills in reading, writing, and basic math.




 Requires 2 to 3 years cellar experience working in winery production environment safely around operating equipment, electrical outlets, and chemicals.  Individuals selected for this position must be reliable, have good work ethic, and attention to detail. 



 This position requires continuous walking, climbing, kneeling, crouching, and crawling throughout the shift for cleaning, sanitizing and sterilizing all winery equipment and facilities. It requires the ability to reach with hands and arms, fine manipulation and to lift up to 50 pounds for Racking and pumping of juice and wine; moving hoses and equipment and to operate crush pad equipment. It occasionally includes enclosed spaces, heights, and wearing a respirator to make chemical and nutrient additions to juice and wine and to obtain lab samples from tanks and barrels. 

 Candidate must successfully complete an application.

PAY RANGE: $21.08 - $25.55 - $30.02 per hour


  • 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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