Seasonal Skilled Winery Worker - Carneros Hills Winery

Winery Production Sonoma, California


Position at Jackson Family Wines



Carneros Hill Winery is located in the picturesque Carneros region of Sonoma County in sunny Northern California. We are a mid-sized winery specializing in the production of premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but also utilizing our small batch equipment for the production of specialized small lots of Burgundy varieties.  


We have a diverse and extremely passionate team led by a versatile winemaker, and are looking for individuals to join us for the upcoming harvest. If you are a hardworking, energetic, fun-loving wine enthusiast that enjoys working in a team environment, we would love to hear from you!  


Scope of Position:    


Under the supervision of the Cellar Manager and/or Foreperson, a Skilled Cellar Worker in this position will perform and lead teams in all cellar duties.     


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:    


Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:     

  • Follow, observe and lead in all safe cellar practices.
  • Sanitation in all areas, including facility and equipment.
  • Responsible for set-up of equipment and for maintaining an organized cellar.
  • Wine transfer, racking and blending.
  • Complete understanding of barrel operations, racking, filling and topping.
  • Filter operation, lees, pad, membrane, and crossflow filtration.
  • Chemical additions to wine and juice while wearing a respirator.
  • Operate all Harvest equipment, presses, hoppers, conveyor systems, must pumps and hoists.
  • Forklift operation, macro bins and empty barrels.
  • Lead empty barrel care project.
  • Fill work orders and operate scanner.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Foreperson or Cellar Manager.




Individuals selected for these positions must be reliable, possess a good work ethic and have the desire to develop skills to advance in the company. In addition, individuals in this position must be able to follow verbal and written instructions and communicate in English. Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Individuals in this position must possess a good understanding of winemaking principals, leadership and basic computer skills.     

A minimum of 3-5 years previous winery experience. A complete knowledge and skill level to operate all winery equipment.      


Physical Demands:    

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 additions to juice and wine.     


Wage Transparency:   
The base pay for this role ranges from $20.00 - $24.00 per hour. Compensation will be determined by candidate experience, skills, and location.    
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. 

Candidate must successfully complete an application.