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Job Title Cellar Assistant 
Location Mattituck, Long Island, New York 
Company Name Macari Vineyards  
Company Description Macari Vineyards, located on the North Fork of Long Island in Mattituck, New York, is owned and operated by the Macari Family. The winery is led by owners Joseph Macari Jr., who is at the helm of the winery with his wife, Alexandra and their children. Though Macari Vineyards was established in 1995, the Macari Family has owned the 500-acre waterfront farm for over fifty years. Joseph Macari, Jr. is recognized as a pioneer in the movement towards natural farming on Long Island, employing biodynamic principals since the vineyard’s first plantings. The biodiversity of the Macari family farm – including a heard of Texas Long Horns and fields of compost – create an extraordinary grape growing environment.

The Macari winemaking team is led by Kelly Koch from St. Helena, California. Kelly received a Bachelor of Science from University of California, Davis in Viticulture and Enology with a minor in French. She has worked at a number of prestigious wineries including Beringer Vineyards and Bouchaine Vineyards in California and Maison Louis Jadot in France. Kelly arrived to the North Fork of Long Island in 2006 and has since been honored with many winemaking awards and recognitions including top recognition from Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast, and Wine & Spirits; medals from TexSom, NY Wine and Food Classic, International Woman’s Wine Competition, and honors from Decanter.

Kelly and the Macari family are proud to showcase a collection of world-class wines from the emerging North Fork of Long Island region. The winery was recently named "Winery of the Year" and won "Best Red" for their Cabernet Franc from the New York Wine & Food Classic.
Job Description

Position Description: Macari is searching for a full-time Cellar Assistant to work directly with the Winemaker in all aspects of wine production.


Job Responsibilities:

-Wash and sanitize all wine contact equipment

-Perform lab analysis as needed

-Move, rack, blend, and filter wines

-Evaluate wines

-Assist on the bottling line

-Operate all crush equipment including presses

-Harvest activity, including pump-overs, punch-downs, grape sampling and sorting

-Work with safety in mind at all times


Qualification Requirements:

-Cellar experience preferred

-Effective communication skills and ability to read and speak English

-Honest and trustworthy, team player, positive attitude

-Good manual dexterity, ability to work in various temperatures

-Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds -Be available for extended shifts, including weekends, during harvest and as needed

-Willingness to perform a variety of tasks

-Ability to drive a truck and a forklift

-Commitment to excellence and hard work, attention to detail

Job Type Full-Time 
Pay Scale Dependent on Experience 
Start Date January 2017
End Date
Other Information Housing:
-Nearby house/rooms available for rent (2 minute drive from winery).
Contact Instructions Contact:
Kelly Koch, Winemaker

Contact Address

150 Bergen Avenue

Mattituck, New York


Email kelly@macariwines.com
Web Link www.macariwines.com




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