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Wine & Grape Job Listings

Julie Hosbach

Category: Industry

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Date: May 7th, 2019

Company: Hunt Country Vineyards

Position: Server Position

Contact/Info: Contact Tessa Olsen: tessa@huntwines.com

We are seeking part-time servers for The Cafe at Hunt Country. Must be 21 years of age or older to apply. We serve fresh sit-down and take-out lunches, and occasional special events. Our chef prepares dishes with locally sourced and organic (whenever possible) ingredients. Many of the vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers used are grown right here on the farm. All dishes are carefully paired with our wines and other fine beverages.

Responsibilities:

  • Opening duties: Preparing dining area, assist chef in kitchen as needed, team work
  • Greeting and seating guests
  • Explaining menu, wines, & other signature cocktails, beverages.
  • Serving food and drinks
  • Handling payment
  • Cleaning and re-setting tables
  • Closing Duties: Clean & prep dining area, assist chef as needed to close kitchen

Job Type:

  • Part-time: 14-35 hours per week
  • Lunch only (11-4) & we serve Thursday thru Monday
  • Other Opportunities: Tasting Room Sales & Service

The Hunt family has been farming west of Keuka Lake in New York’s Finger Lakes region for seven generations. In 1981 we started crafting wine. We are committed to responsible farming and caring for the land that has given us so much. We have reduced our fossil fuel use by installing award-winning solar and geothermal systems. We’re improving soil health through the use of mulch and compost. And we’re increasing habitat for bees, birds and other wildlife all around the farm. Because to make great wines, you need clean air, clean water and healthy soil.

Job Type: Part-time

Contact:  Tessa S. Olsen:  tessa@huntwines.com or 315-595-2812


Date: May 7th, 2019

Company: Hunt Country Vineyards

Position: Winery Tasting Room Sales Positions 

Contact/Info: Contact Karsten Konig: karsten@huntwines.com 

Hunt Country Vineyards is looking for energetic people with a passion for Finger Lakes wines to join our team at our tasting room in Branchport, NY near Keuka Lake. Candidates must have excellent communication and customer service skills, an outgoing and positive personality, and enjoy working with many different types of people.

We strive to make the wine tasting experience fun, relaxed and informative, helping maintain excellent relationships with our very loyal customers. Our sales team is responsible for presenting the wines to customers in the most unique, friendly and educational manner possible. Along with working behind our tasting bar responsibilities include helping with set up of special wine and food events, supporting the cafe staff as needed, restocking, and more. We provide extensive training. Having fun at work is mandatory.

Candidates must be able to work well in a team and must be able to work on weekends. Prior wine, restaurant, and/or hospitality experience preferred, but not required. This job requires the ability to lift 40 pound cases of wine. Must be 21 years of age or older to apply.

The Hunt family has been farming west of Keuka Lake in New York’s Finger Lakes region for seven generations. In 1981 we started crafting wine. We are committed to responsible farming and caring for the land that has given us so much. We have reduced our fossil fuel use by installing award-winning solar and geothermal systems. We’re improving soil health through the use of mulch and compost. And we’re increasing habitat for bees, birds and other wildlife all around the farm. Because to make great wines, you need clean air, clean water and healthy soil.

Job Type: Seasonal/Part-time

Compensation: Hourly, plus sales incentive

Employment Type: Part time, seasonal and year round

Contact:  Karsten Konig:  karsten@huntwines.com or 315-595-2812


Date: May 7th, 2019

Company: Casa Larga Vineyards

Position: Assistant Vineyard Manager

Contact/Info: Email mcassavaugh@casalarga.com 

View details here.


Date: May 2nd, 2019

Company: Forge Cellars

Position: Harvest Team

Contact/Info: Email Rick Rainey: info@forgecellars.com

Forge Cellars specializes in hand-crafted bone dry Riesling and cool climate Pinot Noir on Seneca Lake, located in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. Since our first vintage in 2011, our wines have garnered top scores in Wine Spectator, consistently ranking at the top of the Riesling category.  In 2017, our Dry Riesling Classique was listed at #31 on Wine Spectator’s “Top 100 Wines” of the year.

Forge Cellars is the American sister estate of Château de Saint Cosme, a benchmark producer in Gigondas, France.  Louis Barruol is the 14th generation winemaker at a 500-year-old estate, and among one the highest and most respected winemakers in all of France.  His reputation for producing outstanding wines of quality and place are mirrored in the wines of Forge Cellars.  Louis oversees all of the winemaking at Forge Cellars, while Finger Lakes partner Rick Rainey manages the vineyards.

If you are interested in geology and want to experience first-hand what it is like to grow grapes in a remarkable, geologically diverse region, we have the perfect position for you.  Our work spans an 8-mile stretch along the southeastern shore of Seneca Lake.  We work with more than a 16 vineyard sites of varying proximity to the lake, and a range of elevations, soils, vine age, and history.

We are a very small, international team, and each of us shares all of the responsibilities that come with working in the cellar during harvest.  A strong work ethic and flexible schedule are definite requirements for harvest work at Forge.  We work incredibly hard while also having a good time.  Our harvest workers gain experience in every facet of production, from hand-harvesting our estate vineyard, hand-sorting, working with spontaneous fermentations and a variety of fermentation and aging vessels, and much more.

Harvest staff will be provided meals during the workday, and housing if needed.  This position begins mid-September until early November, approximately six weeks with the possibility of staying on longer if needed/desired.

Harvest duties include, but are not limited to:

  • hand-harvesting
  • hand-sorting
  • loading/unloading the press
  • punchdowns
  • keeping a very precise record of daily activities
  • cleaning

Requirements:

  • willingness to work variable hours (sometimes we begin midday and work until late in the evening, or begin at early hours)
  • willingness to work shifts 8+ hours and/or weeks exceeding 40+ hours
  • ability to lift at least 50lbs
  • passion and curiosity of wine industry
  • base knowledge of wine
  • tasting experience

Preferred, but not required:

  • previous harvest or winery experience
  • ability to operate a forklift

For more information, please email info@forgecellars.com.  To apply for the position, please email your cover letter and CV/résumé to info@forgecellars.com.


Date: May 1st, 2019

Company: McGregor Vineyard

Position: Tasting Room Staff

Contact/Info: Email Dan Jimerson: info@mcgregorwinery.com

McGregor Vineyard, overlooking Keuka Lake in Dundee NY, is currently seeking motivated, passionate, and outgoing team members to join our Tasting Room staff. McGregor Vineyard is a winery focused on quality wine and an outstanding visitor experience, with a dedicated wine club. Our tasting room servers create a relaxed and informative experience for our visiting guests.

This position is full-time seasonal, with some part-time seasonal positions available as well.

Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must have strong skills in hospitality and communication
  • Must be ready to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be personable, conversational, assertive, polished
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Be eager to learn about wine, as well as ready to educate visitors about our wine
  • Must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds and be on your feet for long periods of time
  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays. We try to be as flexible with our staff schedule as possible.
  • In addition to the tasting room service, responsibilities include helping set up for events, supporting our kitchen as needed, restocking, and general cleaning.
  • Education: High school or equivalent required

 

Strong candidates will have interest in and experience with wine, hospitality, and enjoy interacting with a wide variety of visitors. We expect our Tasting Room employees to maintain a professional and positive atmosphere. Pay commensurate with experience and may include commission-based incentives.

Submit your resume along with a brief introduction and your work availability to info@mcgregorwinery.com.


Date: May 1st, 2019

Company: Suhru Wines

Position: Tasting Room Associate

Contact/Info: Email Shelby at: info@suhruwines.com 

Suhru Wines is looking for friendly, energetic wine-lovers to help us spread the love of wine! At Suhru everyone is treated like family, we strive to provide the highest level of customer service to our guests while presenting a warm and welcoming environment!

Job Description:

We are seeking friendly, energetic, and motivated wine-lovers to join our team on weekends and limited weeknights June thru October for 5-15 hours per week. Tasting Room Associates are expected to extend the highest level of customer service to all of our guests.

Wine knowledge is encouraged but not required—all new employees undergo wine training. Previous winery or service experience preferred but not required. All candidates must be 21 years or older and available Saturday afternoons and some Sundays June thru October 2019. Typical shift are 1:30-6:30pm on Saturdays, 1-5pm on Sundays. Candidates must be able to lift 50 lbs (a case of wine) and be able to work on your feet for hours at a time.

About Suhru Wines:

Suhru Wines is a family owned and operated winery on the North Fork of Long Island. Our goal is to make the wines we most enjoy—crisp, bright white wines and fruit forward red wines with soft tannins and medium body. We strive to create easy drinking, approachable, food friendly wines that compliment our local environment and the local foods and produce grown in on the North Fork!

To apply, send your resume along with a brief introduction to Shelby Hearn at info@suhruwines.com


Date: May 1st, 2019

Company: Damiani Wine Cellars

Position: Tasting Room Staff

Contact/Info: Email Michael at Daminai Wine Cellars: michael@damianiwinecellars.com

Seasonal workers needed for winery tasting room. Candidates must be available weekends, of legal drinking age and are professional, personable, responsible, energetic, and can be flexible. Basic requirements include working weekends, ability to lift cases of wine (approx. 40 lbs.), able to stand for the duration of the work shift. On the job training available. Restaurant experience helpful, but not necessary. Interviews are being scheduled immediately. Send resume to Michael@damianiwinecellars.com for consideration or call TR to make an appointment. (607) 546-5557


Date: April 29th, 2019

Company: Deer Run Winery

Position: Tasting Room Associate, Part-Time

Contact/Info: Email Deer Run Winery: winery@deerrunwinery.com

Join our expanding family business in the NY craft beverage industry!  Deer Run Winery, located at the North end of Conesus Lake, is the Westernmost winery in the Finger Lakes.  Established in 2003, Deer Run Winery's business has grown to include an expansive list of well-attended events and portfolio of award-winning wines made by our Father and Son team of winemakers, George and Scott Kuyon. We are seeking highly motivated individuals to join our team! 

We are seeking part-time weekend summer Tasting Room Associates at Deer Run Winery.  Pay is $11.10 / hour.  Candidates must enjoy working and talking with customers and possess exceptional customer service skills.  Weekend availability is required.

Candidates can apply online: https://www.deerrunwinery.com/employment-application.html or email their resumes to winery@deerrunwinery.com


Date: April 22nd, 2019

Company: Goose Watch Winery

Position: Tasting Room Manager, Full-Time

Contact/Info: Email Dave Peterson: Dave.Peterson@swedishhill.com 

Goose Watch Winery is looking for an upbeat, energetic, Tasting Room Manager. This position will be responsible for providing excellent customer service, employee training, and inventory control. Strong professional leadership skills a must. This position will directly manage the activities of the tasting room employees to ensure friendly, professional, efficient and courteous service is provided to our customers. Must be able to multi task in a fast paced work environment, be well organized and self-motivated. Computer knowledge a plus.

Full-Time Position:40 hours per week average, Must be available weekends. Very competitive wage and benefits package, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Essential Functions of this Job
Oversee the day-to-day operations of our Tasting Room which includes; tastings, customer service, and resolving customer complaints. Convey the value of our products, services and company image to our guests.• Oversee and maintain accurate inventories for both wine and non-wine merchandise to minimize loss.• Oversee the safety and cleanliness of the Tasting Room and public restrooms on a daily basis.• Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements: Previous management experience desirable. Prior winery experience is a plus. Flexible work schedule is required to perform this job including weekends and occasional holidays. Must be able to lift 40-50 pounds on a regular basis and stand for long period of time.


Date: April 17th, 2019

Company: Bet the Farm Winery

Position: Tasting Room Associate- Permanent, Part-time

Contact/Info: Email Kit Kalfs at; Kit@bethefarmny.com

We are searching for someone who is personable, who has a genuine enthusiasm & passion for becoming part of the Finger Lakes wine industry and enjoys interacting with people. She or he is knowledgeable about wine (or has some experience serving and/or talking about wine and/or is excited to learn more), conveys excitement about the Finger Lakes Wine Region, is organized,
is detail-oriented, and is self-motivated.

A successful applicant will serve as the winery representative so professional appearance and demeanor are a must. The ideal candidate enjoys engaging & interacting with customers and will be friendly & informative. You must possess patience and courtesy at all times as well as a sense of humor. We want a strong, willing and gracious team player with a proven ability to work with others and, at times, to work independently in a fun, engaging environment.

Hours: 20 hours/week, year-round – Friday, Saturday, every other Sunday,
possibly other days as needed

Customer Service Experience required; Retail Experience preferred

Wine knowledge is helpful but not required

Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Proficient in social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, e-newsletter, WordPress, etc.

Must be able to stand for long periods and be able to lift 40 pounds.

Individual must be 21 years of age or older and a non-smoker.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $12.00 to $15.00 /hour


Date: April 12th, 2019

Company: Buttonwood Grove Winery

Position: Vineyard Assistant

Contact/Info: Email dave@buttonwoodgrove.com 

Details: 

Buttonwood Grove Winery, an exciting, fast paced, growing winery on the East side of Cayuga Lake, is looking for a Vineyard Assistant.  Duties will include: 

  • Assisting the Vineyard Manager in all aspects of grape growing, including vine pruning, tying, post and wire maintenance, and other duties as needed
  • Working with the vineyard and winemaking team to harvest and process grapes
  • Routine building and grounds maintenance, including basic repairs, landscaping duties (weed trimming, mowing, mulching, etc), driveway maintenance, and other repairs and upkeep as directed 
  • Cutting firewood
  • Operating farm related equipment, mowers, tractors, forklift, etc.
  • Assisting to keep equipment and vehicles operational
  • Other tasks as directed by supervising team members

Qualified candidates should possess the following attributes:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Basic knowledge of tools and equipment
  • Basic knowledge of household-type repairs
  • Ability to do manual labor for extended periods of time, including heavy lifting
  • Driver's license
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Ability to work well with other team members

Opportunities exist for both full and part time employment.  Vineyard and/or farming experience is desirable, but not required; on-the-job training will be provided. 


Date: October 22nd, 2018

Company: The Red Hook Winery

Position: Tasting Room Manager

Contact/Info: kylieh@aswnorth.com

Details: Download

The Red Hook Winery, an urban winery on Pier 41 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, is seeking a strong & organized Tasting Room Manager for its tasting room, which is open daily from noon-6pm.

The Red Hook Winery was founded in 2008 to highlight New York State viticulture. We make our wines on-site from 100% New York grapes. Our winemakers–Robert Foley, Abe Schoener, and Christopher Nicolson–vinify unique expressions of the climate, geology and agriculture that make New York unlike any other growing region in the world.



Date: July 30th, 2018
Company: Wagner Vineyards
Position(s): Assistant Winemaker / Co-Winemaker
Contact/Info: hr@wagnervineyards.com 

Details: Download

As one of the Finger Lake Region’s few estate wineries, Wagner Vineyards cultivates 20 grape varieties on 250 acres. Our philosophy is that great wines begin in the vineyard and we attribute our success to the emphasis placed on quality control throughout the winemaking process. We’re looking for an experienced winemaker with knowledge and passion for grape varietals and vinifera in the Finger Lakes region. Applicants should have a minimum of five years of winemaking experience. A bachelor’s degree in enology or viticulture is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Date: July 16th, 2018
Company: Adirondack Winery 
Position(s): Various, see below
Contact/Info: See links


Date: July 16th, 2018
Company: Buttonwood Grove Winery
Position(s): Tasting Room Sales Manager 
Contact/Info: Email cover letter and resume to marcia@buttonwoodgrove.com

Now is a great time to join an exciting, growing, fast paced team at Buttonwood Grove Winery! We are looking for a Tasting Room Sales Manager for our rapidly growing tasting room.  This is a new position on our team and the focus will be on enhancing our customers' experience.  Interested applicants should have the following qualities:

  • Team focus
  • Outgoing, friendly and professional personality
  • Ability to work well with all types of people
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Adaptability to new situations
  • Motivation to learn and implement new skills
  • Collaborative management style
  • Team building skills
  • Fun

Duties will include:

  • Training of sales associates 
  • Enhancing guest experience
  • Growing retail sales
  • Guest relations
  • Managing presentation of tasting room
  • Retail operations
  • Sales Associate Management
  • Other duties as specified

Date: July 16th, 2018
Company: Buttonwood Grove Winery
Position(s): Vineyard/Cellar Assistant
Contact/Info: Email cover letter and resume to marcia@buttonwoodgrove.com

Buttonwood Grove Winery, an exciting, fast paced, growing winery on the East side of Cayuga Lake, is looking for a Vineyard/Cellar assistant to help us with our upcoming harvest.  This is a full time seasonal position that will include working with both our vineyard manager and winemaker for the 2018 harvest.  We are looking for candidates that have the following qualities:

  • Desire to learn new things and work hard
  • Willingness to work a changing schedule, many weeks overtime
  • Be a team player
  • Able to lift 40lbs repeatedly

Duties will include all facets of vineyard work and wine making.  Prior vineyard/winery work would be a plus but not required.  This is a real team player position and the candidate should be excited to perform new tasks on a daily basis.  



Date: June 26th, 2018

Company: Heron Hill Canandaigua Lake
Position: Assistant Vineyard Manager
Contact/Info: Eric Frarey, eric.frarey@heronhill.com

General Description of Duties:

Reporting to and along with the Vineyard Manager, supervise and coordinate all of the various farming activities for vineyards on Keuka Lake in Hammondsport, NY. Assignments involve the execution of general vineyard management work requiring broad skills and knowledge in the areas of pruning, hilling up and down, weed control, chemical applications, disease and pest control, cultivation and canopy management and harvest. Assists in all vineyard development activities including land preparation, tillage, trellis, planting, equipment selection, etc. Directs work assignments with Vineyard Manager, delegating work to seasonal personnel in an effective manner. Trains and monitors seasonal personnel in the areas of scheduling, procedures, safety and regulations related to vineyard functions. Maintains close supervision of field crews, assuring proper procedures and quality of work.

Specific Duties:

  1. Works with a workforce consisting of seasonal personnel, equipment operators, mechanics, etc. as well as contractors.
  2. Plans and coordinates activities of vineyard seasonal personnel.
  3. Scouts and monitors crops for insect & disease pressure; plans and implements fungicide and pesticide programs; keeps accurate records of pesticide & chemical usage and inventories.
  4. Maintains accurate, timely records of daily event, equipment and work schedules.
  5. Records timecard data on a daily basis to ensure accuracy in payroll and budget.
  6. Assists in the preparation of the annual capital expenditure and operating expense budgets and monthly reviews.
  7. Submits a weekly report to Vineyard Manager to recap week/execution and note preplans for upcoming week.
  8. Assists in requisitioning, operating and maintaining all tools, equipment and vehicles. Reviews all expenditures to ensure that all operations are within budgetary parameters.
  9. Interprets and enforces company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations. Assists in the implementation of employee safety training programs.
  10. Successfully manages people. Provides performance feedback on employees to manager as needed. May help Vineyard Manager address communications, performance, employee relations issues that occur with seasonal personnel.
  11. Represents Vineyards and Vineyard Manager in absence of VM and/or conducts market and guest tours, deals with outside vendors, at meetings in a professional and knowledgeable manner.
  12. Works as required throughout the year.
  13. Takes on special projects as assigned by the Vineyard Manager.
  14. Other duties as assigned.

Background/Experience/Skills Required:

  1. A minimum of two years of direct experience in vineyard management and/or development is required. Strong communication skills are essential with the ability to speak and write clearly and well. This position requires excellent planning and organizational skills as well as the ability and desire to be a team player. Demonstrates good/great people skills; the ability to build positive, constructive relationships at all levels of the company. Position requires some computer proficiency and ability to work with company software and programs such as Microsoft Office, Excel, etc.
  2. Must have a valid New York Driver’s License.
  3. Must have or obtain the DEC Pesticide Application Permit
  4. Must have or obtain a forklift operator certification (can be done through the winery)
  5. Degree in Viticulture or related field and/or equivalent, relevant experience is preferred.
  6. Must know how to operate and be able to show others how to operate:
    1. Equipment: Wheel Tractor, Pickup
    2. Implements: Disc, Seeder, Mower, Sprayer, Braun Hoe, Post Pounder
    3. Knows/Learns how to: Calibrate sprayer, set hydraulics, simple repairs, service equipment

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds. Must be able to operate farming implements, large machinery, vehicles on flat land and hillsides. Employee is exposed to wet and or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, farming chemicals and fertilizers. The employee will be exposed to seasonal weather conditions (summer heat, cold weather, rain).This job description is not limited to the duties described and may be subject to change as needed.

All interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to COO, Eric Frarey via e-mail at eric.frarey@heronhill.com