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Career Opportunities

California produces 90 percent of U.S. wine. From established wineries to new ventures, well-trained personnel are needed in many positions. Here is a snapshot of available career pathways:

In the winery

  • Wine maker, assistant wine maker
  • Wine analysis lab tech
  • Oenologist
  • Winery supervisor
  • Quality Control
  • Production Line Manager

In the vineyard

  • Vineyard manager
  • Vineyard design and development
  • Pest control
  • Irrigation specialist
  • Crew supervisor
  • Equipment supervisor

Beyond the Vineyard

  • Grape/Juice buyer
  • Equipment supplier
  • Sales
  • Hospitality personnel
  • Tasting room director
  • Wine label design and packaging