Seasonal Enologist - Jackson Family Wines (Skylane)

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General Description of Duties: 

Under the general direction of the Winemaker, the Harvest Enologist will be involved in all winemaking operations, including laboratory work and data tracking.  This person will be a core member of the winemaking team and is responsible for helping to ensure continued exceptional quality for wine and juice.  Assignments require attention to details and cellar work.

Specific Duties:

  • Quality control oversight in the lab and cellar
  • Calculating and performing additions of yeast, Nutrients, Acid, and malolactic cultures during harvest
  • Taste and approve juice trucks for receiving
  • Monitor fermentations during harvest via Brix, temperature, and sensory analysis
  • Perform bench trials for addition of tartaric acid, etc.
  • Supervise daily cellar operations with Cellar Master to assure quality standards are met.
  • Tracking and adjusting sulfur levels and volatile acidity in stored wines.
  • Help in the cellar as needed and directed by the winemaker
  • Participate in blending decisions

 Background and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Enology, Fermentation science, or a related field, plus 2 years relevant winery lab and cellar experience preferred.  Position requires a motivated individual who is organized, detail-oriented and able to work independently but collaborate as a team. Must be able to work weekends. 

Location is in Northern Santa Rosa. 

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