Harvest Cellar

Req ID: 5946 

Department: Winemaking  

Status: Seasonal, Non-Exempt  

Location: Lodi, California (US-CA)  

Workplace Location:  

Job Summary:

Assist in the Crush Season by providing support to the Winemaking/Cellar departments.

Essential Functions:

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

  • Shoveling pomace from tanks
  • Stave removal and installation
  • Pulling hoses and setting up pumps
  • Cleaning and sanitizing tanks and process equipment
  • Assisting operators and racker/blenders in various processing operations
  • Assisting operators in running crush machinery
  • Barrel related activities: moving barrels, filling, emptying, topping, additions
  • Responsible for understanding the Food Safety and Quality Management System and related activities, including SQF standards
  • Food Safety Responsibility: Report problems with the food safety management system to supervisor
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned


  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Years of Experience:  One or more years cellar experience, previous experience in cellar/winemaking preferred
  • Able to follow written and verbal directions
  • Conversional English language skills required, ability to read and write English strongly preferred.
  • Basic math skills required
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow through with assignments and projects
  • Ability to accurately carry out written and verbal instructions
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as a "team player”
  • Ability to work in a safe, efficient and cooperative manner
  • Ability to perform regular strenuous physical work
  • Available to work long hours, any shift and 6-7 days per week
  • Valid California driver’s license and ability to maintain a clean DMV record

Working Conditions:

  • Moderate to heavy physical work
  • Work site may be any one of Trinchero Family Estates’ facilities
  • Standing for long periods of time (8-12 hours per day)
  • Must comply with all safety procedures and equipment requirements including respirator, ear plugs, and safety glasses
  • Exposure to various chemicals in production areas
  • Exposure to machinery, forklifts and related production equipment
  • Exposure to outside elements (heat, wet &/or damp condition, cold)
  • Long and irregular hours during peak periods or on various shifts
  • Extensive walking and lifting of up to 55 pounds



Salary Range: $19.60 -  $24.00  

The starting pay will be based on several factors, including but not limited to experience, training, education, and geographic location.


Trinchero Family Estates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Trinchero Family Estates complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nearest Major Market: Stockton