Harvest, Cellar Worker

Constellation Brands


Job Description

Company Summary

If you have taken a moment to unwind with a bottle of beer, toast with glass of wine, or celebrate with a cocktail, chances are that you have shared that moment with Constellation Brands. We are passionate producers of iconic beer, wine and spirits brands that consumers love. From Corona Extra, to Robert Mondavi Wines, to SVEKDA Vodka, we produce over 100 premium brands with sales in nearly 100 countries, making us the number one multi-category beverage alcohol company in the U.S.

Position Summary:

Robert Mondavi Winery is seeking Harvest Cellar Workers who want to participate in hands on learning in the wine industry. This is a temporary position that runs Aug – Nov. You will work side by side with cellar staff in grape and wine processing and finishing operations. You will assist in crushing, fermentation, blending, barrel aging, finishing and storage of all products produced at the winery.


  • Clean, sanitize and sterilize equipment, apply general housekeeping practices, carry out reductive handling/Non-Oxidative techniques, carry out of shoveling tanks, measuring and calculating routine workplace data.
  • Carry out product transfer operations, operate the red fermenter pump over or punch down equipment, carry out bulk wine shipping and receiving operations, prepare and make additions/ finings and SO2 adds.
  • Assist with operating chilling and warming equipment.
  • Perform fermentation support operations.
  • Apply correct wine sampling techniques and assist with tracking and wine quality.
  • Carry out inert gas handling in transfer processes.
  • May assist with operating the crush equipment.
  • May work with lab personnel to test samples and track daily routine analysis on wines and juices.
  • Follow safe operating procedures, support safety programs and policies to safeguard personal safety, company property, environmental and team member’s safety.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Some production experience in cellar, operations, processing or related is preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision when required
  • Good communication skills – oral and written

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

  • Work outdoors/indoors
  • Work in warm/cold climates
  • Work in high places
  • Work on wet surfaces
  • Is exposed to loud noise, fumes and/or toxic chemicals
  • Works near moving, mechanical parts and lift truck traffic
  • Must be able to move up to 55 lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces
  • Possibility of weekend work, late shift, and/or long hours

Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time and work on a computer for extended periods. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The salary range for this role is:

$19.00 – $23.00 an hour

This is the lowest to highest salary we in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, any collective bargaining agreements, and business or organizational needs.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company’s sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.


Oakville, California

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Job Type

Full time

Job Area

Operations and Production

Equal Opportunity

Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).

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