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Trinchero Napa Valley

Req ID: 3010 

Department: Winemaking 

Status: Seasonal, Non-Exempt 

Location: St. Helena, California (US-CA) 

Trinchero Napa Valley was founded by the Trincheros, esteemed Napa Valley vintners since 1948. The only brand bearing the Trinchero family name, every Trinchero Napa Valley wine is crafted with estate-grown fruit, hand-selected from the family’s sustainably farmed vineyards throughout Napa Valley. The state-of-the-art winemaking facility and picturesque estate in St. Helena offers visitors a modern, luxurious experience while evoking the unique legacy of the Trinchero family. Visit www.trincheronapavalley.com to learn more.

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.

  • Extensive wine work focusing on white and red grape varieties
  • Pre-harvest cleaning and organization
  • Cleaning and sanitizing tanks and process equipment
  • Grape processing and sorting
  • Yeast inoculations
  • Juice and wine additions
  • Fermentation monitoring and cap management
  • Barrel related activities: moving barrels, inspecting, filling, emptying, and topping
  • Assisting operators and racker/blenders in various processing operations
  • 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 the 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







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: Napa