Assistant Winemaker

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TITLE:Assistant Winemaker

REPORTS TO:Facility Winemaker

LOCATION: Stonestreet Winery, Healdsburg, CA

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under general direction of the Facility Winemaker, this position will provide winemaking, technical and organizational support to the multi-brand winemaking team. Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, support and coordination between various production teams including Cellar, Lab, and Winemaking operations. The goal of this position is to coordinate the efforts of all involved in the successful production of our various winemaking programs.

 

SPECFIC DUTIES:

 

  • Coordinate with Winemaking to generate work orders and ensure proper execution of procedures and protocols at the winery
  • Responsible for the cellar process management of grapes, juice, wine, barrels including chemical and ingredient additions, racks, transfers, clarification, and blends in the absence of their direct manager
  • Support the development of short and long-term production plans
  • Carry-out technical research programs and help production teams adhere to all procedural and quality control measures
  • Arrange and participate in regular sensory evaluation and blend trials
  • Utilize strong work ethic, detail orientation skills, and ability to work independently to achieve winemaking objectives
  • Design and implement experimental lots and coordinate lab analysis to substantiate results
  • Collaborate cross functionally across departments on winemaking projects
  • Aid in providing required coverage for winery Laboratory when possible
  • Special projects as assigned by supervisor

 

BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Enology, Fermentation Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, or related field
  • Three -five years’ experience in wine production required with previous experience with Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc preferred
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage projects, priorities, and workflow
  • The capacity to work independently and with others at all levels of the organization is required
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills in Word and Excel are required
  • The willingness to work extended hours and various shifts is expected, particularly during harvest and bottling
  • Demonstrates a high level of professionalism
  • Must be able to drive routinely and be able to provide a valid Driver’s License and insurance

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