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Seasonal Cellar Hand / Wine Jobs / ID: 914893

Seasonal Cellar Hand
Job title: Seasonal Cellar Hand
Company name: Carruth Cellars Urban Winery
Job location: Oceanside + Solana Beach
State / County: CA
Country: USA
Posted on: 15.Aug.2019
VIP till: 2019-09-29 19:47:23

Job Details:

Carruth Cellars, an urban winery approaching 20k cases, sources grapes from various AVAs in California's North Coast and produces award winning wine in San Diego, CA. We're looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working addition to our team to help us process our 2019 vintage - roughly September 1st through November 15th with the possibility of continuing permanently. We're looking for people with winemaking experience, a stellar work ethic, and good communication skills.

This position requires working in a fast-paced, physically-demanding environment, under conditions of physical and mental fatigue, while maintaining clarity, focus, and a positive attitude. Applicants must be willing to stand, crawl, kneel, and climb for many hours, and repeatedly carry heavy objects up ladders. We are looking for a team player who is hard-working, reliable, and self-motivated.

The Seasonal Cellar Hand will oversee cellar production under the supervision of our Head Winemaker and Assistant Winemakers and participate with all phases of the winemaking process, from preparing the winery for crush, managing fermentations, cleaning and sanitizing, and setting up the cellar for Winter.

• Performs all basic cellar activities: fruit receival, pressing, sorting, additions, rackings etc.
• Performs sanitation of all equipment and facility
• Performs cellar QC, including but not limited to:
Basic lab analysis and additions
Inventory and record keeping
• Assists Director of Winemaking with in-house tastings and blending trials
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
• Conducts educational tours and tastings as needed
• Contributes to the continuous improvement of the winemaking processes and procedures
• Equipment and Tank Sanitation
• Inoculations
• Fermentation Monitoring
• Cap management
• Drain & Press Operations
• Barrel Preparation
• Racking & Barrel Filling
• Topping
• Wine, juice, & must movements
• Additions to wine, juice, & must
• General winery clean up
• Grape Sampling

• Excellent communication skills
• “All hands on deck” attitude
• Ability to move and stack barrels
• healthy condition (both physically and mentally)

• Ability to operate a forklift
• Degree in Enology or related science field
• Minimum of two years of cellar experience
• Good organoleptic senses and a strong desire to learn
• Developing palate
• Proficiency in basic computer software (e.g. Word/Pages, Excel/Numbers, etc.)
• Ability to write tasting notes


Most work will be done at our new production facility in Oceanside, although some work may be done at our original cellar in Solana Beach

Production Facility
3229 Roymar Rd
Oceanside CA 92058

Solana Beach Cellar
118 S Cedros Ave #C
Solana Beach CA 92075

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