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Cellar Operator

Napa, California
A Cellar Operator III position is available at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars in Napa, CA. As a Cellar Operator III you will support our winemaking team all year round and through various steps of the winemaking process: crush, fermentation, filtration, blending, and bottling This individual will be responsible for leading in cleaning and securing work areas, shipping and receiving wine outs, rack and inoculations of white juice, assist outside vendors with wine projects, preparing wine for bottling and more.

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is a luxury wine estate that is proud to call Napa Valley our home. We are best known for producing the Cabernet Sauvignon that beat the best of Bordeaux in the 1976 Judgment of Paris. Today, we specialize in Cabernet Sauvignon but also produce Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay and several wines that are only available direct to consumer. Our wines are a force for gatherings and conversations to serve the well-being of our consumers, our communities, and our land. This approach has resulted in our ability to offer consumers outstanding and distinctive wines from one of the best regions in world

Cellar operator III job responsibilities include:
  • Effectively complete wine or juice transfers or movements from one tank to another
  • Basic understanding of blending procedures and work order format
  • Prepare wine for bottling non estates adjusting temperature using heat exchanger. DO2 using the sparging setup and Do2 meter and adjusts FSo2
  • Basic understanding of data for wine analysis results and ranges for TAPH TS02 FS02
  • Effectively Bull Dog Pup finished wine out of barrels into tank (white and red wine)
  • Effectively complete racking's of Napa program wines
  • Lead SO2 and topping project for non-estates wines
  • Perform additions of finding agents to wine
  • Clean, sanitize and operate the heat exchange unit
  • Assist with bulk wine inventory
  • Actively look and report areas in the cellar that need attention for cleaning or organizing
  • Actively look and report equipment that needs to be fixed or maintained

Position Requirements:
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.
  • Ability to read and understand all Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • Must be able to be certified in forklift operation.
  • Ability to work nights and/or weekends during the harvest season or as business requires.
  • At least four to five years of previous wine or beverage production experience.
  • History of responsible use of alcohol and other appropriate conduct, as well as fitness to be licensed, permitted, and/or certified by state and/or local regulatory bodies.
  • Weigh Master Certification
  • Projects can take place both indoors and outdoors where temperatures can range from cold to hot depending on the season.
  • Full body mobility: Ability to stand; walk; sit; use tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, kneel.
  • Ability to roll, move and or lift and carry up to 60 lbs.

Your Compensation:

$19-$27/ hour. based upon relevant experience.

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars we believe in paying our employees equal pay for equal work. Individual offers are made dependent upon a candidate's prior experience and education level as it pertains to the role.

Benefits of working with Stag's Leap Wine Cellars:

Our Total Rewards programs are designed to attract, motivate, and retain talented, curious people with a passion for innovation, collaboration, continuous improvement, and growth. We offer leading programs that inspire and reward superior performance and foster an inclusive, diverse, and healthy workforce.
  • Health Care Coverage including medical, dental, vision & prescription - eligible on date of hire for full-time employees
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
  • 401(k) with Employer Match and Supplemental Contribution
  • Employee Wine Discounts

Culture at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

We Challenge: We are driven to succeed in everything we do, and we challenge ourselves and our team to perform at the highest level.

We Care: We put people first - our team, our consumers, our customers, our communities.

We Collaborate: We believe there is nothing we can't accomplish - together - and we believe lifting up those around us is essential to achieving both individual and collective success.

Harvest your potential, Uncork the possibilities! If you are interested in the Cellar Operator III job in Napa, CA please apply now.

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class. For more information, see the EEOC's " Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law " poster.