Tassel Ridge Winery | 641.672.WINE (9463)

Employment at Tassel Ridge Winery

Tassel Ridge Winery is now hiring for the following positions:

Part-Time Tasting Room Staff
Cellar Technician
Seasonal Vineyard Staff
Part-Time Wine Ambassadors

Now hiring a Tasting Room Staff (Part-Time)

Tassel Ridge Winery is seeking team-oriented individuals who are passionate about wine to join our Tasting Room staff.  The successful candidate must be able to work varying hours for special events (Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evenings) as well as normal business hours on Saturday (9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.) and/or Sunday (noon–6:00 p.m.).

The ideal candidates will be comfortable conducting detailed tours for guests and understands the importance of creating customer relationships. Primary responsibilities include conducting wine tastings that educate and delight, processing gift shop transactions, and ensuring the visitor areas are clean and well kept.

Position starts at $10/hour and increases to $12/hour once training is complete.

Attributes that are needed to perform these responsibilities include:

  • Interest in wine and a desire to learn about wine by tasting and consuming it with meals
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse customer base
  • Team-oriented with the ability to work in an environment that requires flexibility
  • Professional demeanor and appearance
  • Some computer and/or cash register knowledge

The capability to lift 40 lbs. and stand/walk for long periods of time is required.

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Previous restaurant, waitress/waiter, food prep experience is highly preferred.

If you are a team player with a dynamic personality and are looking for a part-time position, we would like to hear from you! All part-time employees are eligible for our 401(k) retirement plan.

Candidates may not be employed by, or have any direct or indirect interest in any liquor, wine or beer manufacturer, bottler, importer, wholesaler (distributor), broker, or retailer in Iowa, the United States, or outside the United States.

How to Apply


Now hiring a Cellar Technician

Tassel Ridge Winery is seeking a team-oriented, quality-minded, and results-driven individual to join us as a Cellar Technician.  The successful candidate will typically work Monday through Friday, but must be committed to working varying hours, including weekends, early mornings, and/or late nights, as dictated by the season and cellar activities.

Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Actively participates in wine making and performs crush pad and cellar operations, including weighing grapes, using the forklift, operating the press and destemmer-crusher, performing pump overs, racking, filtering, and bottling
  • Maintains and troubleshoots all cellar/crush pad equipment
  • Performs all sanitation operations in the cellar and on the crush pad
  • Assures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations regarding wine production, safety, record-keeping, and reporting
  • Trains others in all cellar and crush pad operations, maintenance, safety, and sanitation

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Minimum of a 2-year degree in a science-based program – preferably related to food or life sciences
  • Clean driving record
  • CDL license or the ability to obtain within a 90-day period

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Previous food and/or production experience
  • Leadership experience
  • A consistent work history in the past 18 or more months.

This position requires an individual who is self-motivated and self-directed; adapts to changing work requirements with multiple priorities; has strong attention to detail; mechanical aptitude; able to operate machinery and heavy equipment; and has good math skills. 

Physical Requirements
The positions requires the ability to repeatedly lift 40 lbs., safely operate a forklift, climb ladders, bend/stoop, and stand for prolonged periods of time in varying climatic conditions.

How to Apply




Now hiring Seasonal Vineyard Staff

Our Seasonal Vineyard Staff will begin working in the vineyards in March and will discontinue after harvest in October. Days and hours will vary on the weather, but will typically be Monday–Friday with weekend work as necessary. Successful candidate must be able to work very early mornings during harvest (August – October).

Candidates will spend their days outside working in the vineyards and must be able to stand, walk, squat, and/or kneel for prolonged periods of time. Candidates will have to work in inclement weather, including extreme cold or heat, and must be able to dress accordingly.

Duties include, but are not limited to: building and continued maintenance of the trellis (support) systems, planting, pruning, irrigation, weed control, caring to the above ground portion of the vines and harvest.

Candidates must have a valid drivers license and acceptable driving record. An understanding of basic growing practices and procedures for hybrid grapes is desired, but not required.

Equal opportunity Employer

Pre-offer background check required.

Pre-employment physical and drug screen required.

How to Apply


Now hiring Part-Time Wine Ambassadors!  If you live in or around the following areas, we’d enjoy hearing from you!

  • Ames
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Council Bluffs
  • Davenport
  • Mason City
  • Newton
  • Washington

This position will work 6–8 wine-tasting events per month.  Events take place in the late afternoon or early evening on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for wine and a desire to converse with patrons about our wine. We will provide full training so that our Ambassadors can represent the winery at promotional and wine-tasting events, and knowledgeably converse with attendees about the winery and its wines.

How to Apply



Applications, resumes, and cover letters can be submitted via mail, fax, or e-mail to the following:

Human Resources

Tassel Ridge Winery

P.O. Box 115

Oskaloosa, IA 52577-0115

Fax: 641.673.0566

Email: jobs@tasselridge.com

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