Wine and Viticulture


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Submission #190

Assistant Distiller
Full Time
Calwise Spirits Co.
Paso Robles, CA
Our company was borne out of our love for California. We're a fast-growing spirits brand based out of our new home in sunny Paso Robles, CA. We're currently distilling Big Sur Gin made from wine grapes and native plants, Blonde Rum rested in chardonnay barrels, and Spiced Rum infused with oranges. New expressions will be released in the coming months. With a taste inspired by the California experience, our spirits are more than just a drink: they’re accompaniment to your lifestyle of adventure, exploration, and unrestrained revelry. Our spirits are sold through over 300 stores and bars in California, including Whole Foods Market, Vons, and BevMo.
December 2018
Job Summary

We’re looking for an Assistant Distiller to help run our distillery in Paso Robles, CA. This is an opportunity to get involved with a startup distillery and grow with us from the early stages. Experience specifically in spirits production is not required but you at least need experience in producing other alcohols e.g. beer or wine. We're willing to train the right person so this position is open to soon-to-graduate students as well.

Responsibilities and Duties

Fermentation management
Distillation
Proofing
Barreling
Bottling
Labeling
Record keeping and reporting
Materials ordering
Cleaning and sanitization

Qualifications and Skills

Bachelor Degree (a science degree such as Wine and Viticulture, Brewing Science, Food Science, Chemistry, or Biology preferred)
General knowledge of and passion for spirits
Work or internship experience in the wine, beer, or spirits industry is preferred but not necessary
Driver’s License and reliable transportation to our distillery in Paso Robles, CA
Ability to lift 40 pounds
Must be 21+ years old

When you apply for this job, please submit a cover letter along with your resume to tell us a bit more about yourself.

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