Career Opportunities

We love awesome people! Our team hands out high-fives, kisses babies and does back-flips (okay maybe not), but we do always go the extra mile to make sure our guests are happy! Join in on the fun, sling some wine and enjoy gorgeous views of the bay at Michigan’s largest winery!



Leelanau Cellars Tasting Room & Winery

5019 North West Bay Shore Drive, Omena, MI 49674


The Tasting Room Associate is responsible for providing the front-line guest experience. As a Tasting Room Associate you are responsible for providing the best possible experience to all of our Tasting Room guests by developing relationships that promote sales and brand loyalty. This position is the champion of customer service in creating the perfect balance of education and good times.


  • Starting Salary: $14/ hr
  • $250 Signing Bonus (paid after 30 days)
  • Full time and part time positions available
  • Eligible for considerable cash and credit card tips


  • Greet all guests to the winery and pour wines for them.
  • Create a memorable experience for the guests.
  • Describe wines and winery history; answer visitors’ questions about wines.
  • Assist with display and stocking of retail items and wines Assist in maintaining cleanliness of facilities.
  • Possesses professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Must be able to work weekends and flexible schedules.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to coordinate multiple projects or tasks.
  • The employee is regularly required to operate a register and pour wine, hear and speak to exchange information, and taste or smell wine.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, move or walk for prolonged periods of time.
  • The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk and reach with hands and arms.

Bottling Line Operator


Leelanau Cellars is seeking a candidates for the position of Bottling Line Operator. The primary work site for this position is in Omena, Michigan (located 25 minutes outside of Traverse City).

6 Month Expectations

  • Operate bottling line to the highest level of safety, quality and efficiency on a daily basis
  • Support wine production team to run the bottling line
  • Troubleshoot and perform general repairs on equipment as needed to maintain wine production standards
  • Perform and lead changeovers of equipment including cleaning and sanitizing procedures
  • Complete work orders with minimal oversight
  • Monitor production facility for cleanliness and address issues
  • Promotes and maintains a safe culture within the facility and adheres to all safety regulations and guidelines

12 Month Expectations

  • Identify and lead continuous improvement opportunities in areas of safety , quality and efficiency
  • Reduce bottling line changeover hours and scrap rate


  • At least 3 years of experience working in the beverage industry or CPG manufacturing.
  • Previous experience in a maintenance role preferred.
  • Working knowledge of bottling lines.
  • Must be reliable, on-time, and engaged.
  • High technical/maintenance aptitude.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced, hardworking environment.
  • Ability to understand and comply with all safety requirements.
  • Ability to perform the physical labor necessary.
  • Ability to lift and move 50 pounds repeatedly.
  • Ability to stand or walk for long periods of time and the ability to climb up ladders.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Must be fluent in English, however proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $21.00 – $25.00 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • 401K


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Brewing/Production: 1 year (Preferred)



7161 North West Bay Shore Drive, Omena MI 49674


Leelanau Cellars is seeking a candidates for the position of Wine Production Team Member. The primary work site for this position is in Omena, Michigan (located 25 minutes outside of Traverse City). Under the direction of the Winemaker, the Wine Production Team assists with performing standard wine-making tasks. Our wine-making team works very closely together so the position requires versatility, flexibility, reliability, and accountability – a self-motivated, energetic person capable of adapting to quickly changing priorities and workload, with an interest in continual growth and improvement.


  • Assist in all aspects of grape and wine processing including but not limited to: grape crushing, fermentation, filtration, stabilization, blending, bench trials, bottling, quality control and finishing of wines.
  • Aids with all aspects of grape harvest.
  • Assists in ordering and receiving grapes, fruits, wine or other ingredients for wine production.
  • Assists with monitoring a record of wine-making activities.
  • Assists with appropriate record keeping relating to all wine-making activities.
  • Operate a forklift and other machinery used in the wine production process.
  • Helps ensure the cellar is clean and organized, including sanitation of all wine surfaces.
  • Preforms other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Previous experience in cellar operations is preferred but not required.
  • Shows commitment to excellence and high standards in work product.
  • Strong communication skills, interpersonal, written and verbal.
  • Competent in using a computer and basic computer programs.
  • Willing to work extended hours at times during the year.
  • Ability to understand and accurately follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Understands and follows safety procedures.
  • Ability to lift and move 50 pounds repeatedly.
  • Ability to stand or walk for long periods of time and the ability to climb up ladders.
  • A reliable vehicle for transportation to and from work.


  • Full-time position.
  • Competitive pay, commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits include medical and dental insurance, vacation and some paid holidays.



7161 North West Bay Shore Drive, Omena MI 49674


Leelanau Cellars is seeking a winemaking intern to assist its core wine-making team for the 2022 harvest. Our wine-making internship is an opportunity to spend the harvest immersed in all facets of grape processing, fermentation management, and pressing. The intern will gain exposure to the full spectrum of wine-making practices for our wines which originate from 150 acres of estate vineyards across the Leelanau Peninsula. Successful candidates will share a passion for wine and viticulture, and an interest in grape growing, wine-making and the bottling and production process.


  • A passion for terroir and the connection between the vineyard and wine quality
  • Previous winery and/or vineyard experience a plus
  • Enthusiasm to engage in all winery and vineyard tasks
  • Deep attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills; competency in Spanish a plus
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Studies in viticulture or (o)enology or related sciences preferred
  • Prior winery work and fork-lift experience is a plus
  • Must be able work on your feet throughout the day and climb stairs
  • This internship will require long, concentrated hours at the winery including some weekends and evenings/early mornings


  • Operating and maintaining winery equipment including crush, press, pumps, and barrel washer
  • Grape maturity sampling in the vineyard
  • Fermentation management, monitoring, and analysis
  • Aid Lab QA/QC
  • Maintaining winery sanitation
  • Winery organization
  • Racking, transfers, inoculations, ingredient adds, filtration’s
  • Bottling line work
  • Follow and observe safety guidelines


  • Paid internship 
  • Casual and fun work environment


  • Full-time position 40hrs/week.
  • Competitive pay, commensurate with experience.
  • Fun and casual work environment.
  • Employee discount.


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