For Harvest 2018 we provides the opportunity to learn in with the latest equipment all facets of high end lots production, driven winemaking. We are a small team and wear many hats. As a member of our winemaking team you will have the opportunity to be involved in various crush activities while working with a highly motivated and dynamic production team; learn from the winemaker and crew all the details that make a difference in producing the best wines for the market. As a harvest worker, you will be a central part of our wine making team while performing various work assignments to include production of juice and fermentation for white varietals; processing red varietals:
-Potentially act in a lead position during harvest, and otherwise provide direction/instruction/training to other cellar hands, seasonal workers, and temporary staff.
-Assist Winemaker in generating or implementing work orders for all cellar activities
-Monitor fermentations for brix and temperature
-Support winemaker in adjusting fermentation temperatures, mixing schedules, timing of additions
-Adhere to safety standards and protocols at all times.
-Perform all aspects of cellar work, including but not limited to fruit processing and maintenance, wine and juice movements, blending, assisting with wine additions.
-Operate and maintain a variety of pumps and other winery/cellar implements, including harvest equipment: De-stemmer, conveyers, presses, and cap management devices.
-Tank and equipment sanitation, preparation. Also, maintenance and care of hoses, racking tools, fittings, cleaning supplies/tools, etc.
-Ability to work as part of the team and independently, and be positive for yourself and those you work with.
Lab duties may include:
-Analyze vineyard, crush and fermentation samples for grape maturity and juice and wine chemistry.
-Perform daily set-up and calibration for lab instruments which may include , Autotitrator for SO2, TA and pH. Density Meter, .
-Inoculate juice and wine for primary and secondary fermentations.
-Monitor fermentations, maintain data logs report any out-of-spec values to Enologist / Winemakers.
-Support grape sampling and cellar operations as needed.
-Ability to lift 45 lbs.
-Ability to drag 100 lb bins
-Ability to stand for long periods at a time
-Ability to pull, push, kneel, bend, reach
-Ability to work split shift as necessary; week-ends
Last but not least: candidates should have a passion for wine, a keen attention to detail, a sense of urgency, and a positive attitude.
Should be able to communicate effectively, show up on time consistently, and be able to complete assigned tasks. Reliable transportation and housing is a requirement for this job. Prior winery experience is helpful.
Please send your resume along with references and a quick introduction