If you’ve always been curious about what it’s like to work in a vineyard, now is the perfect time to get started. With harvest season just around the corner, Star Staffing is looking for cellar workers willing to work over the harvest season. This job is perfect for anyone looking for a short stint with a seasonal job, or someone looking to break into the wine industry.
As a cellar worker, your duties will include:
- Cleaning cellar equipment
- Weighing and sorting grapes
- Performing daily pump-overs during the fermentation process
- Filling barrels
- Organizing the cellar
As for qualifications, here are some qualities and skills that will make you highly desirable:
- Strong work ethic
- Strong English communication skills
- Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. of goods
- Work standing on concrete surfaces for extended periods of time
- Willing to working flexible hours
- Willing to shift and work overtime during peak harvest periods
Along the way, you’ll be trained to correctly handle a variety of winery materials and additives with proper safety procedures in mind.
Why Work in a Vineyard?
Vineyard and viticulturist jobs are made for people who have a genuine love for the outdoors and agriculture. In addition, you should be willing to work at all times of the day and be in the countryside.
Normally, cellar worker positions are associated with harvest season internships, but every now and then a position opens up that offers pay and plenty of hands-on training. This role offers a great way to learn more about the wine industry and see if it’s something you truly want to forge a career in. It’s a guarantee that work will increase during harvest season, so this position should give you a crash course on what it’s like to work in a vineyard.
Not for the Faint of Heart
But be forewarned, working in grape and wine production, especially during harvest season, often means working long hours of manual, even heavy labor. Although the job can be very rewarding, it requires grit and a strong work ethic to survive at a vineyard during harvest season. But if you do well, you make yourself more attractive to wine companies and vineyards looking to hire full-time workers.
Working in the wine industry also opens doors to working and travelling all over the world. Take your pick from the world’s most thriving wine regions, from California, Washington, and Oregon in the United States, to Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina in South America, and vineyards in South Africa, New Zealand, Europe, and Australia.
If this opportunity sounds exciting to you, apply online for this position at Star Staffing!