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Racker / Blender Trainee (Napa Cellars)

Req ID: 5230 

Department: Winemaking 

Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt 

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

Job Summary:

To assist with or accurately perform any routine winemaking tasks as delegated by and in accordance with the verbal or written direction of the Winemaking management staff.


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 in the filtration of wines and juices
  • Barrel related activities: moving barrels, filling, emptying, topping, additions
  • Clean and/or sterilize tanks, hoses, pumps, and other related winemaking equipment
  • Assist in the treatment of wines and juices with fining agents and/or cellar chemicals as directed
  • Help to maintain general cleanliness and good sanitation in wine processing area
  • Assist in the preparation of cellar chemicals and fining agents
  • Help clean and maintain wood barrels and tanks
  • Proficient and consistent in all basic cellar work
  • Use forklift to move equipment and chemicals/fining agents as needed
  • 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
  • Familiarity with ISO Quality Systems



  • Education:  High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience:  Two vintages of harvest experience or equivalent
  • Good observation and communication skills (written and verbal) essential
  • 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
  • Valid California driver’s license and ability to maintain a clean DMV record
  • Ability to perform regular strenuous physical work
  • Ability to operate all winery process machinery in an efficient, safe and sanitary manner 
  • Ability to respond to frequently changing production pressures
  • Some computer literacy required


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 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
  • 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

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