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Wine Technician

Location: Salinas, CA, US

Date: Mar 3, 2023

Company: E. & J. Gallo

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This role supports Talbott Vineyards located in Salinas, CA 

Under general supervision, The Wine Tech 2 position participates in complex phases of winemaking processes as well as the care, maintenance, and sanitation of all equipment and facilities. Must adhere to all safety procedures, support quality and GMP standards.


The renowned Talbott Vineyards crafts estate-grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir inspired by the traditions of Burgundy. With two estate vineyards located in Monterey County, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard and Diamond T Vineyard, Talbott offers a portfolio of exceptional wines to enjoy. For more than three decades, Talbott Vineyards wines have consistently garnered praise from wine critics and enthusiasts alike, including receiving a rare 100-point score in a Wine Spectator retrospective tasting for our 1990 Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay. Visit our Tasting Room in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea for a taste of our acclaimed wines.


What You'll Do:

  • Operates white and red grape receiving equipment, as well as cleanings press equipment.
  • Performs all work order entry into WineManager and AMS.
  • Ensures all additions to juice or wine are made accurately, per the work orders.
  • Completes red and white juice racking.
  • Conducts red fermentation processes per the SOP’s and the daily fermentation log.
  • Performs barrel fills, barrel topping, barrel SO2 addition, barrel ingredient additions and barrel outand back duties.
  • Performs wine receiving and shipping activities.
  • Conducts filtration set-up, sanitation and operation.
  • Ensures accurate barrel scanning and recordkeeping.
  • Works on the bottling line, when needed.
  • Drives a forklift and operates warehouse systems

What You'll Need:

  • High School Diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate plus 2 years of wine production experience or 4 years of Wine Production experience.
  • Required to work a rotating shift/schedule throughout the year (day, swing, graveyard, 5x8, 4x10); required to work weekends and overtime when necessary.
  • Required to undertake forklift certification onsite.

What Will Set You Apart:

  • High School Diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate.
  • 3 years of wine production experience.




  • Hiring rate listed at $25.08/hr - $25.08/hr
  • Actual compensation paid within the range will be determined by factors such as the education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.

Perks & Benefits: 



  • This position includes a competitive benefits package.
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Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.
Requisition ID: 101658 

Gallo is an Equal Employment opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics in California), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 


We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gallo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.
If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at 209.341.7000.

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