Winery Cellar Hand


Afton , VA 22920

$Dependent on Experience per hour



High School/GED



Innovative Refrigeration Systems is hiring Winery Cellar Workers for the 2019 season. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in the wine industry in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.  This position would have you working for a new winery in Afton, Virginia. The winery will be processing approximately 100 tons of grapes from 40 acres of our estate vines as well as from custom clients. This position will involve all aspects of working in a wine production facility.

Why work for us? We can offer an exciting opportunity for the right candidates to gain hands-on knowledge in viticulture and oenology! Being a new winery, this is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to break into the wine industry to gain hands on experience!

About the Position:

  • Weekly pay; overtime potential
  • Hands-on training
  • Seasonal position – Position is available August-November
  • Application takes 5-10 minutes, receive feedback in 2 business days

Key Duties:

  • Receiving and processing of the fruit
  • Fermentation and cap management
  • Wine movements, barreling, and racking
  • Lab analysis and wine additions
  • Cleaning and sanitizing of all equipment
  • Follow safe operating procedures, maintain safety programs and policies to safeguard personal safety, company property, environmental and team member's safety.
  • Additional tasks as assigned


  • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED.
  • Must be 21 or older
  • Previous experience in vineyard or winery work preferable.
  • Must be able to work well as part of a team and individually
  • Disciplined work ethic, accountability, and follow-through.
  • Ability to work alone without constant supervision.
  • Frequently required to stand for long periods, stoop, kneel, and crouch.
  • Frequent walking and bending is required. 
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work long hours and weekends as required throughout harvest season. 50-60 hour weeks are possible during peak season.


*This position is seasonal and thus not eligible for benefits​

Rev. 8/9/2019