Careers – Matchbook Wines

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Matchbook Wine Company is a family-owned operation in the Dunnigan Hills of Zamora, CA, producing and bottling quality wines on-site under such labels as: Matchbook, The Arsonist, Mossback, and Chasing Venus. Thirty minutes from Davis, the winery is located in the midst of 1,300 acres of estate vineyards, comprised of Chardonnay, Tempranillo, Syrah, and several other varietals. We expect to crush about 2700 tons in 2017 (approximately 30% white, 70% red). The majority of our grapes come from our estate vineyards, but we also source fruit from the Russian River Valley and Chalk Hill.


Part-Time Tasting Room Associate

The Tasting Room Associate will work weekends, holidays and assist with events as directed by the Tasting Room Manager. The position requires a self-motivated individual who thrives in a fun and fast-paced environment. Passion for and knowledge of wine is a plus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Able to work weekends, holidays and evenings as needed
  • Ensure a positive experience for our guests with exceptional customer service
  • Selling wine and merchandise using a computer-based cash register
  • Package and ship wine orders
  • Pour wine for customers
  • Restock merchandise
  • Responsible service of alcohol which includes checking guest identification
  • Pour wine at “off-site winery” events as needed
  • Build relationships with guests to increase sales and stimulate repeat visits
  • Assist with open/close procedures, including day-to-day maintenance of Tasting Room, e.g. restocking inventory, washing and polishing glasses, cleaning tables, maintaining general appearance of Tasting Room
  • Handle routine cash register transactions and daily accounting of sales
  • Carry out customer purchases
  • Perform clean-up duties at the end of each shift
  • Close out cash register
  • Lock & secure Tasting Room

Minimum Requirements:

  • Able to stand for long hours while working
  • Must have the ability to lift and move 50 pounds
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must be able to work a minimum of two days per month
  • Must be available on Friday evenings
  • Must be able to work at least 2 Holiday Shifts (Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Day after Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve)
  • Must be available weekends and occasional Mondays and Fridays

Email résumé and cover letter to: Maureen Henderson at mhenderson@matchbookwines.com

Bottling Line Associate

Matchbook Wine Company is seeking a hard-working and reliable person to work in a fast-paced environment as a bottling line associate. (Full Time / Seasonal)

Start: Immediate

Summary of Essential Job Duties:

  • Dump cases of empty glass on bottling line track
  • Inspect and pack finished bottles into cases
  • Stack full cases of wine onto pallets
  • Perform post bottling steaming and sanitation of the line
  • Performing other “special projects” as assigned by management including rework, Maxpack building, keg labeling, etc.
  • Performing cellar tasks as assigned by management including topping, barrel filling and cleaning, etc.
  • Ability to work safely in a fast-paced environment
  • Adheres to all safety practices and company policies

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to learn and adapt to changing conditions
  • Team player
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must be punctual and maintain good attendance
  • Must be available to work overtime and on weekends as needed (mostly harvest – late August through early October)
  • Ability to lift and move 50 pounds

Email résumé and cover letter to: Josh Tikhonoff
jtikhonoff@matchbookwines.com

Forklift Operator

Matchbook Wine Company is seeking a hard-working and reliable person to work in a fast-paced environment as a forklift operator.

Start: Immediate

Summary of Essential Job Duties:

  • Operation of a standard propane or electric sit-down forklift
  • Performing daily equipment checks
  • Moving goods packed on pallets
  • Operating pallet wrapper
  • Ability to work safely in a fast-paced environment
  • Adheres to all safety practices and company policies

 

Summary of Secondary Job Duties:

  • Loading and unloading goods from trucks
  • Moving full and empty wine barrels on racks
  • Stacking barrels and pallets in the correct areas
  • Performing other cellar tasks as assigned by management including topping, barrel filling and cleaning, etc

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good written and spoken English
  • Ability to learn and adapt to changing conditions
  • Team player
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must be punctual and maintain good attendance
  • Must be available to work overtime and on weekends as needed (mostly harvest – late August through early October)
  • Ability to lift and move 50 pounds

Required Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Forklift experience, 2 years with barrels preferred

Email résumé and cover letter to: Mikayla Callen Ruvalcaba mcallen@matchbookwines.com

Cellar Intern – Early July to November

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to work in the cellar for the duration of the 2020 harvest.  You will have the opportunity to assist in all harvest related cellar operations, including:

  • Receiving grapes
  • Conducting pumpovers and punchdowns
  • Assisting with additions to juice and wine
  • Sanitize tanks and equipment
  • Draining and pressing tanks
  • Barrel work – racking, filling
  • Transferring must, juice, and wine

You must have the ability and willingness to work 6 days a week, including weekends, and overtime. In addition, you must be able to work outdoors for extended periods of time, climb stairs and ladders, lift 50 pounds, and be on your feet for most of the day. Reliable transportation is required.

Email résumé and cover letter to: Mikayla Callen Ruvalcaba mcallen@matchbookwines.com

Grape Sampler Intern – Early July to November

We are looking for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented individual to assist in berry sampling for the duration of the 2020 harvest. You will be responsible for daily sampling of multiple vineyard sites, including recording observations regarding fruit development and juice preparation.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualities:

  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

You must have the ability and willingness to work 6 days a week, including weekends, and overtime. In addition, you must be able to work outdoors for extended periods of time, climb stairs and ladders, lift 50 pounds, and be on your feet for most of the day. Reliable transportation is required.

Email résumé and cover letter to: Mikayla Callen Ruvalcaba mcallen@matchbookwines.com