Vintage Wine Estates, Inc.

  • Cellar Lead - Ray's Station Winery

    Job Locations US-CA-Hopland
    Location : Name
    Ray's Station Winery
  • Overview

    Vintage Wine Estates is a collection of vintner family-owned winery estates and brands based in Santa Rosa, California. We are an industry leader across all sales channels and dedicated to providing wine consumers with a range of wine selections from $10 to $100 dollars. Vintage Wine Estates is a dynamic, growing organization seeking a Cellar Lead to join our team. Customer service is central in our culture, with focus on both our external and our internal customers. We value individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit who enjoy working with a professional, results-driven team in a collaborative environment.


    Responsible for overseeing and helping to execute cellar work for a given shift. The Cellar Lead will ensure that work orders assigned by winemaking or the Cellar Manager are executed accurately and in a timely fashion. This position will perform cellar work directly as well as assigning work to and supervising work by Cellar Workers.



    • Execute cellar work orders directly or by assigning to cellar workers for a given shift, ensure good communication of ongoing work orders to the next shift
    • Prioritize work orders for cellar crew based on time sensitivity and work flow efficiency
    • Monitor cellar for cleanliness and address issues promptly.  Promote and maintain 5S system in accordance with winery goals.
    • Participate in weekly cellar meetings
    • Provide input on all cellar SOPs and help ensure the cellar crew is trained and following them
    • Ensure tank gassing schedule is completed weekly.
    • Advise winemaking of any wine quality issues such as VA, films, or other wine defects
    • Manage scale house traffic so grape trucks are properly weighed and directed to appropriate locations
    • Help develop and improve cellar safety program in conjunction with Safety coordinator, Cellar Manager, and Winemaking team.  Maintains a “safety culture” within the cellar.  Lead safety trainings and ensure cellar crew abides by all safety protocols.
    • Assist in hiring, training, mentoring, disciplining cellar personnel in conjunction with Winemaker and / or Cellar Manager
    • Provide feedback for and participate in Cellar employee annual reviews
    • Instruct team members on the safe and proper use of all equipment and techniques
    • Work with Cellar Manager and winemaking to hire and manage temporary harvest help
    • Inventory cellar supplies as needed
    • Maintain cellar supply storage area in a clean and tidy fashion, remove expired materials from inventory
    • Receive cellar supplies and assign lot numbers
    • Place supplies orders with Purchasing


    • Familiarity with the use of all types of winery equipment is essential 
    • Good English written and verbal communication skills
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred, ability to converse in Spanish a plus



    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
    • 5+ years of cellar experience at medium to large size winery
    • 1+ years of cellar supervisory experience required
    • Must share company values: integrity, respect, value creation, compliance, customer focus
    • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work in an evolving environment with enthusiasm 


    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position
    • Must be able to stand for extended periods as required by job duties
    • Must be able to work safely, both indoors and out, in all weather conditions
    • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders safely
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
    • Must be able to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Must work overtime as required; must be willing and able to cover any shift with reasonable notice 

    Vintage Wine Estates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.



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