Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #1388

2023 Production Assistant
Seasonal F/T
Beckmen Vineyards
Los Olivos, CA
Beckmen Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery, with a reputation for producing high quality wines in Santa Barbara’s wine country. We were one of the first certified biodynamic vineyards in Santa Barbara County and are one of the largest certified vineyards in California. Our wines are crafted from grapes cultivated on two vineyards: the certified biodynamic Purisima Mountain Vineyard (125 acres planted) in the esteemed Ballard Canyon AVA, and the Thomas and Judith Beckmen Vineyard (25 acres planted) in the Los Olivos District AVA. We focus on Rhône varietals, primarily Syrah and Grenache, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and several others.
We are actively seeking to hire someone to join our small, hardworking production team and assist in continuing to make these world-class wines for the 2023 vintage, from mid-September through mid-December.


• Reports directly to Cellar Master regarding all cellar work

• Reports directly to Winemaker and Enologist regarding administrative and lab duties

• Crossed-trained to perform lab duties to provide team redundancy/backup

• Assists the Sales department as needed with warehouse fulfillment

• Is a facilities expert; ensures sanitation, equipment function, and safety standards are always met

• Has strong communication skills, and works well in a team environment

• Displays a strong, self-motivated work ethic

• Demonstrates an organized and efficient use of time

Daily Production/Cellar Responsibilities:

• Maintaining and/or surpassing high quality winemaking standards, including comprehensive ultra-premium practices and sanitation procedures

• Assisting production staff in all related production aspects including but not limited to: racking, blending, filtration, topping, bottling, and harvest-specific duties

• Assisting with lab-oriented functions including but not limited to: making additions, bulk wine sampling, and evaluating bench-top trials

• Ensuring all equipment (pumps, filters, presses, etc.) are in good working order and sanitized regularly

Harvest-Specific Responsibilities:

• Assisting winemaking team with the logistical aspects of incoming fruit, tank space, and barrel care

• Coordinating with Cellar Master, Enologist, and Winemaker to prioritize cellar activities

• Assisting in fruit processing

• Cleaning and sanitizing all crush equipment, tanks, fermentation area, and crush pad

• Maintaining cap management

• Assisting with drains and pressings


• 1-3 years experience in wine industry, cellar experience preferred

• Bachelor’s degree in a related field: Enology, Viticulture, Food Science, Fruit Science, Fermentation Science, Ag Business, or Chemistry preferred but not required

• A drive and passion for working in the wine industry

• Must have and maintain a clean driving record

• Ability to walk/stand for long periods of time, lift 50+ pounds regularly
Please attach resume and cover letter.
Rory Baldwin

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