Posted May 04

Assistant Winemaker

Galena, IL, United States Full Time


Galena Cellars is a family owned and operated winery located in the rolling hills of the midwest’s Galena, Illinois. We currently produce over 30 different wines ranging in all styles from fruit and dessert wines, to French-American hybrids, as well as Vinifera varietals.


This position provides direct support to the Winemaker and assists and manages all day to day wine production activities. This position is responsible for maintaining wine quality, winery cleanliness, facilities maintenance, and managing winery systems and processes including cellar work.


  • Manage cellar staff
  • Maintain cellar organization and cleanliness
  • Assist in tasting and blending trials
  • Maintain bulk and bottled wine inventory for 702 reports
  • Ability to assist in all cellar and harvest tasks
  • Operate, manage and maintain bottling line
  • Research ideas to improve wine quality, vineyard management and winery productivity
  • Manage and assist in all vineyard activities
  • Promote and represent winery at events
  • Plans and organizes efficient work schedules
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Winemaker


• Minimum age requirement of 21 years old.
• A degree in a science-related field, such as Enology or Food Science, strongly preferred and a minimum of 3 years winery experience
• Demonstrated experience with all aspects of winemaking and sensory analysis
• Strong organizational and supervisory skills
• Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills
• Ability to work long hours during harvest and overtime as needed

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