Cellar Crew 1 - Fresno

The Wine Group, 7409 West Central Ave., Fresno, California, United States of America Req #1653
Monday, March 13, 2023
At The Wine Group we are passionate about our people, our future and our wine. We are America’s second largest wine producer by volume with over 1,200 employees globally across 12 locations in California, New York and Australia. We are proud to be responsible for many of America’s most beloved wine brands, including Cupcake, Franzia, Chloe, Concannon, Benziger, Imagery, AVA Grace, 7 Deadly and more. We are dedicated to our culture built on values like entrepreneurialism, innovation, social responsibility and stewardship. To learn about us and our career opportunities, check us out at and then come join the exciting journey at The Wine Group.


Under the direction of the Cellar Supervisor and/or Foreman, Cellar Crew 1 is responsible for general winery work that includes hooking grape trucks, sanitizing tanks, hoses, pipelines, general cleaning, and any other winery related tasks. Ideal candidates have experience doing general or manual labor involving consistent heavy lifting, and are motivated, and work well in teams. Ideal candidates will have prior Racker and Blender or related cellar experience, or 2+ years of experience involving consistent heavy lifting. Forklift experience is a plus. Must be flexible to work all 3 shifts (day, swing, graveyard).


  • Perform general housekeeping and cleaning tasks, including paint equipment (e.g., sweeping, scooping up debris, pulling weeds, using a shovel, using water hoses for wash-down of grounds or buildings, using painting equipment, power washer, etc.).
  • Operate equipment safely, as directed by team leader or Foreman.
  • Scrub pumps, fittings and miscellaneous equipment parts as needed.
  • Blending wine types together in tanks, hook-up lines and transfer product, gauge levels, wash tanks and lines, use transfer pumps, rack wine tanks to separate fluid and lees in tanks, and setting up lines for the chiller.
  • Comprehend and carry-out written and verbal work orders and instructions.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Interact and communicate effectively with other co-workers and management.
  • Move, change, and connect pumps and hoses to pipelines including ability to understand and become familiar with the winery pipeline arrangement.
  • Must be able to operate forklift to complete various functions at winery.
  • Comply with all general work safety rules.
  • Perform proper sanitation techniques.
  • Learn and understand the use of all cellar chemicals and appropriate PPE required for each.
  • Read gauges, tapes, and meters accurately.
  • Use basic math skills to accurately check and report volumes.
  • Enter and work in confined spaces.
  • This job description reflects management’s assignment of general functions; it does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.


  • Must be 18 years or older at time of hire.
  • Prior relevant cellar experience, and/or 2+ years of experience involving consistent heavy lifting.
  • Forklift experience is a plus.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English, and complete all required paperwork correctly.
  • Must have ability to learn and understand all of the corporate and department Safety Programs.
  • Must be able to pass all applicable testing.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen.
  • Must pass and maintain valid forklift certification.
  • Must embrace and demonstrate The Wine Group Core Values of Long-Term Sustainable Value Creation, while being Relentlessly Entrepreneurial, with Empowered People who are Responsible and Trustworthy and keep them in mind when making all decisions.


  • Must be able to lift and carry weights of up to 60 pounds at varying frequency and duration.
  • Must be able to repeatedly climb stairs/vertical tank ladders at heights of 40 feet and higher.
  • Work at various heights and awkward positions.
  • Work with hazardous chemicals and wear a face mask and appropriate PPE.
  • Requires bending, lifting, climbing, pulling, and pushing.

At The Wine Group, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to an environment of mutual respect, diversity and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristic protected by law.

Other details

  • Job Family Winery Operations
  • Job Function Operations
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $15.62
  • Max Hiring Rate $23.42
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  • The Wine Group, 7409 West Central Ave., Fresno, California, United States of America