Cline Family Cellars is a family-owned and operated winery in Sonoma, California that has been producing and selling critically acclaimed wines for 40 years. Our employees excel in a professional yet genuinely collegial work environment and are passionate about the value and authenticity of our wines. If these attributes sound like a good match for you, and you meet the qualifications, we greatly look forward to reviewing your application.

This position will assist in all crush operations, barrel work, wine movement, bottling preparation, cellar sanitation, cellar organization and special projects. This position may also provide assistance in the lab depending on qualifications/experience.

  • Performs wine transfers, including racking, filling barrels, and blending.
  • Operates crush equipment during harvest.
  • Assists with bottling.
  • Executes cellar work orders.
  • Works under supervision in the lab.
  • Helps to maintain a safe, clean, and efficient winery.
  • May assist in the training and direction of less skilled workers.
  • Perform routine operation of pumps and filters to rack, transfer and clarify juice and wine.
  • Collect wine samples for laboratory analysis.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing of equipment and cellar facility.
  • Enter accurate and detailed bulk inventory information on work orders.
  • Perform all barrel processing including receiving, prepping, filling, topping, cleaning/sanitation and inventory.
  • Operate grape processing equipment including crusher/destemmer, electronic sorter, conveyors and presses.
  • Conduct monthly safety and maintenance checks for fire extinguishers, eye wash stations, 1st aid kits, contact lists, emergency lights and other areas that may require such checks.
  • Work shifts, overtime and weekends particularly from August 1st to October 31st.

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills?
  • Committed to continuous improvement of winery operations
  • Able to work a flexible schedule as needed, including extra hours during harvest
  • Experience operating winery equipment
  • Effective communication
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 2 years winery cellar experience
  • Ability to drive a forklift and become forklift certified

Physical Demands
  • Able to stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly
  • Ability to carry up to 50 pounds over moderate distances.
  • Ability to bend, twist, stoop, reach, crawl and walk.
  • Ability to climb ladders and stairs.
  • Identify and distinguish colors.
  • Ability to pull or push objects over moderate distances.
Pay Range: $18 - $21/hour (Depending on Experience)

Cline Cellars provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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