Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #1432

Production Assistant
Full Time
Willow Creek Wine Co.
4070 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles CA 93446
Willow Creek Wine Co is a new boutique winery located in the Willow Creek District of Paso Robles. We are a small, dynamic team that is dedicated to making exceptional terroir driven wines from our estate vineyard as well as unique sites throughout the Central Coast. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with an existing background in cellar operations with a desire to grow within our company.
Full-time, Year Round Position
Joining Willow Creek Wine Co. is an opportunity for career growth for the right individual. Working closely with all members of the winemaking team you will be exposed to all facets of producing world-class wines. This position is responsible for a variety of indoor and outdoor tasks in the cellar such as operating crush and press equipment, stacking barrels, operating a forklift, filling barrels and topping wine.

Role Responsibilities:

• Perform and assist with all aspects of cellar work in conjunction with Cellar Master and Winemaker.
• Following and observing all safe cellar practices.
• Perform equipment set-up duties.
• Cleaning, sanitizing and sterilizing all winery equipment and facilities
• Wine and juice transfers, racking, blending, moving hoses and
• equipment
• Chemical and nutrient additions to juice and wine
• All barrel operations: filling, racking and topping
• Forklift operation, moving barrels and case goods
• Assist in maintaining a beautiful winemaking facility and winery property.

• 2+ years/harvests of previous cellar experience.
• Able to drive a forklift.
• Ability to lift 50lbs.
• Valid driver’s license.
• A degree in Enology/Viticulture or related field desired but not required.
• Ability to work independently as well as closely with others.
• Enthusiasm, reliability, attention to detail, and self-motivation.
• The individual selected for this position must be reliable and possess a good work ethic.
• Must be flexible and able to work any shift and overtime as needed, especially during harvest.

Natalie Brown

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