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Harvest Enologist

Req ID: 5988 

Department: Winemaking  

Status: Seasonal, Non-Exempt  

Location: Plymouth, California (US-CA)  

Workplace Location:  On-Site


Job Summary:
Provide Support to the winemaking staff in the harvest season, with an emphasis on technical support and special research projects.


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.

  • Assist the winemaking staff in research and routine projects including running trials and statistical analysis.
  • Assist the winemaking staff in monitoring harvest cellar activities and fermentations.
  • Perform various laboratory procedures as needed in support of winemaking projects.
  • Miscellaneous cellar duties when necessary, including technical support and quality assurance of wine processing.
  • Maintains current knowledge of wine industry practices with emphasis on technological advances.
  • Responsible for understanding the Food Safety and Quality Management System and related activities, including SQF standards.



  • Education: Minimum 4 years of college coursework towards Science or Enology degree
  • Experience: 3+ years of winery cellar or lab experience
  • Able to perform physical labor as described above
  • Available to work long hours, any shift and 6-7 days per week during crush
  • Computer literacy (spreadsheet, database, e-mail and word processing programs)
  • Valid California driver’s license


Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to lift 55 pounds
  • Exposure to outside elements (heat, wet and/or damp conditions, cold)
  • May require heavy physical work (lifting, bending, climbing, pulling, or squatting for long periods of time)
  • Long hours during crush and peak periods (including all shifts)
  • Work site may be any one of Trinchero Family Estates’ facilities



Salary Range: $22.60 -  $28.70  

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: Sacramento