Careers at Don Sebastiani & Sons

Voted one of the North Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work! Don Sebastiani & Sons is the next generation in a deep rooted family history of winemaking dating back to the early 1900’s. Drawing on our negociant family history, we are a purveyor of upscale, moderately priced varietal wines sourced from some of the best growing regions worldwide. Headquartered in beautiful Sonoma with a winery in Napa, Don & Sons is growing and expanding our brands rapidly and we are in need of inspired, creative and experienced people to compliment our team. Don Sebastiani and Sons’ employees abide by three core values: a can-do attitude, urgency & honesty, and five star customer service. These core values stem from our family’s history and reputation and continuously propel us in our mission to make and grow innovative, reliable, and high value wine brands. If you’re looking for a rewarding environment in which to build a fulfilling career using your special skills and talents, you might just be one of the passionate individuals we’re looking for.

Current Job Openings:

Bottling Line Lead - 2nd Shift

Department: Production

Reports to: Vice President of Operations

Location: Napa, CA

Position Summary

In coordination with the Vice President of Operations, responsible for day-to-day bottling line activities in accordance with cellar and bottling operational policies.


2nd shift, typically 3:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.; varies depending on production needs.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • In coordination with the Vice President of Operations schedules and supervises staff in all bottling activities, including running all equipment; filler, corker, capper, labeler, case packer and capsule machine, according to safety policies and procedures.
  • Schedules, monitors and tracks the work hours of bottling employees. Evaluates staffing needs and coordinates efforts to maximize labor resources.
  • Works together with first shift bottling lead to ensure all information is communicated to operate production to the highest efficiency and form a team environment.
  • Ensures adequate glass and supplies are on hand to support bottling daily plan.
  • Interfaces with cellar, lab and warehouse to ensure wine and supplies are readily available.
  • Facilitates and coordinates facility/equipment repairs with the Maintenance Department.
  • Verifies all supplies are correct and proper tank is being bottled for daily run.
  • Prepares weekly glass schedule for the following week’s bottling needs.
  • Submits purchase orders for all supplies ordered.
  • Ensures all bottling materials have been received and entered into inventory system.
  • Takes daily inventory using forms and software system of all bottling supplies used before and after bottling.
  • Acts as back up to the Lab to check fill points and perform quality checks on bottling line.
  • Performs all levels of bottling line and equipment operation when necessary.
  • Prepares bills of lading and transshipment documents to off-site warehouse.
  • Trains both full time and temporary bottling staff in Bottling Line safety and Operations.
  • Trains staff on ISO/HACCP and keeps company logs up to date.
  • Ensures proper equipment use, maintenance, and storage for all bottling equipment.
  • Works with the Vice President of Operations to ensure all mandatory safety programs are up-to-date and ongoing, and staff is in compliance.
  • Promotes teamwork with all winery personnel.
  • Special projects and other responsibilities as assigned.


  • 3+ years packaging equipment operating experience.
  • 3+ years management/supervisory experience in a process environment.
  • Lift truck and clamp certified or certifiable.
  • Past experience enforcing good safety practices and following all safety regulations.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of a packaging operation.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and document workflow.
  • Demonstrated ability to allocate resources of personnel and equipment to see that production tasks are performed in a timely, efficient, and safe manner.
  • A good understanding of quality control is an advantage.


  • Computer proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook.
  • Ability to use up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or 10 pounds continuously to move objects.
  • Ability to walk, stand and sit, sometime for prolonged periods of time.

In closing: DSS offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including a choice of Traditional HMO Health Plans or High Deductible Health Plans paired with a generous employer funded Health Savings Account along with Dental and Vision benefits. Other offerings include Flexible Spending Accounts with Medical and Dependent Care pre-tax benefits (FSA), Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, and an Employee Assistance Program. Additionally we have a 401K and Profit Sharing Plan, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, wine gifts, wine discounts and fun events throughout the year.

NOTE: DSS complies with all the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

To apply, please email your resume as a Word document along with a cover letter outlining your related experience to Due to the high volume of resumés, please be sure Bottling Line Lead, 2nd Shift is used in your subject line. Thank you!