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City Winery Viticulture Technician in Montgomery, New York

Wine, food, and live entertainment collide at City Winery to create a dynamic and incredibly unique workplace. Since 2008, City Winery has been turning heads across the nation with amazing live performances, delectable cuisine, and award-winning, locally produced wines. But there's more to us than that - we're a haven for community and creativity, a place where the philosophy of hospitality is more than just a buzzword, but a way of life.

Who are you?

You're a rockstar with a passion for music, a love of wine, and a deep respect for hospitality. You know how to connect with people, but you're not just a people pleaser - you thrive under pressure and love making quick decisions that impact the business and culture. You know you have more to learn and are always looking for ways to grow, both personally and professionally. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to be a part of something bigger, you want to join a brand and culture that not only makes a difference, but also helps others INDULGE THEIR SENSES.

Who are we?

City Winery, founded by music industry veteran & visionary Michael Dorf, has established itself as a one-of-a-kind brand providing unforgettable experiences for guests. From world-class music venues to sustainably produced wines with ratings of 90+ points, City Winery offers a range of top-notch events & experiences.

Why us?

Competitive pay plus generous benefits. An atmosphere of learning, development & enrichment opportunities. A career trajectory within a growing company with abundant opportunities for advancement. A fun team of passionate individuals who share your love of hospitality and the opportunity to provide guests with unforgettable nights filled with music & wine.

Job Summary

This position will support the day to day activities pertaining to winery operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have minimum 1 years of “hands-on” wine production experience and/or equivalent relevant experience

  • Professional and effective communication skills

  • A valid driver’s license is required and clean driving record

  • Superior organization skills and attention to detail

  • Flexible and able to work independently as well as collaboratively with a team

  • Ability to perform physical requirements of position including standing for extended periods of time, kneeling, stooping, using stairs, able to lift, carry, push, pull weights of at least 50 pounds.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays as needed. Must be able to work 6 days per week during Harvest season and high-volume seasons (Riverwalk peak months are May and August).

Winery & Equipment Maintenance:

  • Responsible for day to day maintenance, sanitation, organization, and upkeep of the winery

  • Responsible for maintaining cellar sanitation to CW requirements with daily, weekly, and monthly sanitation of kegs, tanks, fittings, pumps, hoses, etc.

  • Must have previous experience using tri-clover stainless steel fittings, hoses and pumps in a winery or brewery setting.


  • Communicate to local winemaker any concern about wine presenting a fault (VA, Brett….).

  • Responsible for participating in the maceration at designated winery location during harvest months (September through November), this under the supervision of CW Head winemaker and Assistant Winemaker.

  • Responsible for working 6 days per week during harvest (September through November). Day off may be on a weekday.

  • Assist in ensuring all full barrels are topped on proper schedule and all empty barrels are maintained correctly (VA check, monthly sulfite, water soaking before filling)

  • Responsible for “kegging” CW wines for designated locations to meet high volume demand. (For Chicago Only: The Riverwalk location is open from March through November, with peak months during May-August).

Wine Delivery:

  • If applicable based on property, responsible for driving CW truck to deliver CW wine and supplies to designated locations, several days per week (March-November).

CW Tap system, retail tap account and offsite tap set up:

  • Responsible for ensuring all CW tap lines (including Barrel on wheel) are cleaned on bi-weekly basis.

  • Cellar Assistant will sign contract concerning CW tap system and Barrel on wheel “BOW” system.

  • With Chicago winemakers, oversee and maintain CW Riverwalk tap system, including cleaning and repairs.

  • Adhere to CW safety practices pertaining to CW tap system and tri-clover keg management.

In addition, this role is expected to support other reasonably assigned duties, tasks, projects, as per business need.