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Senior Winery Worker 

About the Organization Created in 1978 by Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi, Opus One remains committed to realizing our founders' dream of bringing to life one unique wine that expresses the seamlessly blended personality and character of each family. With a great sense of pride in our work to realize this dream, the people of Opus One bring profound dedication and unsurpassed attention to detail in our daily work. We care deeply for the quality of our relationships within the winery, with our trade partners and with our customers.  


Responsible for executing all cellar activities, from crush to bottle.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Seeks an understanding of not only “the how” but also “the why” behind every cellar operation.
  • Works closely with Assistant Winemaker to ensure absolute wine quality.
  • Preserves and protects the integrity and quality of Opus One and Overture, while enhancing their value.
  • Participates in all cellar functions, including cleaning and sanitation, barrel work, racking, wine movements, filling barrels, topping, wine additions, blending, fining, filtering, bottling.
  • Harvest duties include operation of crush equipment and presses, fruit weigh-scale, pumpovers.
  • Preserves and protects the quality of grapes from Opus One’s Estate Vineyards.
  • Assists in the preventative maintenance and repairs of all cellar equipment.
  • Coordinates grape, juice, and wine samples with the lab.
  • Measures Dissolved Oxygen during wine movements.
  • Organizes fermentation data and cellar records for wine tracking.
  • Maintains work area in a safe, professional, and organized manner.
  • Operates forklift.
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed.



  • Has minimum of five - seven (5-7) years advanced experience in all areas of cellar operation.
  • Has been threshold tested to detect and identify sensory faults in must and wine and communicates them to the winemaking team.
  • Must be able to consistently perform quality work with minimum supervision.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel, and winery software programs including TankNet, Logix, AgCode, and Vintrace.
  • Possesses strong verbal communication skills and intermediate math skills.
  • Able to interpret written work orders and a variety of instructions in oral, diagram, and schedule form.
  • Uses proper safety equipment during all relevant cellar activities and contributes to improving winery safety procedures.
  • Prioritizes attention to detail and purity of focus in handling multiple competing tasks and responsibilities.
  • Understands the consequences of various problem situations and refers them to the appropriate people for resolution.
  • Must demonstrate professionalism, reliability, and the ability to effectively work in a team environment.


Physical ability to perform tasks that may require prolonged standing, sitting, lifting, and other activities necessary to perform essential job functions, with or without reasonable accommodation.


Working Conditions/ Hazards:

Work is performed in various environments: indoor, outdoor, hot, cold. The individual will be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic chemicals, electrical hazards, and fumes or airborne particles relative to normal cellar processes. Occasionally works near moving machinery parts. Noise levels are usually moderate to loud.



Accident prevention is of utmost importance in all phases of job responsibilities.

  • Follow all company policies and procedures including job safety, safety rules and regulations.
  • Assist management to provide safe and healthy working conditions at all times.
  • Immediately report all unsafe conditions, work-related accidents, and illnesses to the Safety Manager and your supervisor.


We invite all interested candidates to apply, even if you are unsure about whether you meet all the listed qualifications. Opus One Winery is looking for motivated, passionate, curious individuals who believe in our Core Values and Mission.



  • Collaboration - Reaches consensus about goals and methods for completing projects or tasks.
  • Growth & Potential (A Great Place to Work) - Displays an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement, with particular emphasis on developmental areas that are job and/or organization-relevant.
  • Integrity & Trust - Personally models behaviors that underscore the importance of honesty, truth, respect, and fairness in interpersonal relations; creates a supportive work environment.
  • Job Performance - Displays specialized and/or in-depth skills, knowledge, or judgment associated with the position.
  • Growth and Potential - Displays an on-going commitment to learning and self-improvement, with particular emphasis on areas of development.
  • Reliability & Time Management - Arrives at work and/or meetings on time, ready to take action on responsibilities.
  • Stewardship - Promotes and supports the individual and collective well-being of everyone at Opus One.
  • Workplace Safety – Complies with all workplace safety regulations, including cybersecurity.



  • Competitive benefits package including 95% employer paid Medical, with 100% employer paid Dental/ Vision/ basic life coverage/ STD/ LTD for both employees and dependents.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with a 7% employer-only contribution, based on employee annual earnings.
  • Work life balance
  • Wellness reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • Up to 40 hours of volunteer time
  • PTO; Holiday Pay
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment




SUSTAINABILITY: Opus One Winery is committed to doing its part to ensure a sustainable future and improve the environmental well-being of our community. We will continue to ensure minimal impact by continually evaluating our environmental performance and working to improve our program whenever necessary with integrity and purity of focus.


COMPENSATION: Base Compensation Range: $24.00-30.00 USD hourly*


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Opus One Winery is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate and welcome diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment.


* The base compensation range is base salary only. In addition to base compensation, all roles are eligible for individual performance bonus and company bonus that range from role to role. Some roles may also be eligible for overtime pay. Individual compensation packages are based on factors unique to each candidate, such as skills, experience, qualifications, and tenure with Opus One.


We understand that benefits are also an important piece of your total compensation package. To learn more about our total compensation package, benefits and perks Opus One Winery has to offer, please visit our careers page.



Position Requirements  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

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