Production Winemaker Job at Napa, CA , Napa, CA

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  • Napa, CA
  • Napa, CA

Job Description

Job Description:

The Production Winemaker is responsible for all stages of production for all wines post-fermentation. This person will have responsibility for simultaneously managing many projects while providing leadership to the production team. The ideal candidate is a well-rounded professional with several years of experience, a great attitude, can work in a fast-paced environment and has a passion for winemaking. Generally, this position supervises all activities, blending, and bottling relating to our ultra-luxury wines stored in barrels, as well as our projects involving externally-sourced bulk wines.

Responsibilities
•  Supervise all day-to-day cellar operations, including incoming bulk wine, barrels, blending, and bottling preparation.
•  Provide winemaking technical support to the production staff.
•  Lead R&D winemaking efforts and documentation.
•  Coordinate day-to-day cellar operations
•  Write work orders in Vintrace for all production-related tasks
•  Participate in wine tasting and blending decisions at all stages throughout the winemaking process, conducting evaluation and recommendation of treatments.
•  Ensure wines meet all legal requirements.
•  Responsible for the quality and execution of work performed
•  Contribute to the continuous improvement of the winemaking process and procedures.
•  Monitor the condition of all wines to prevent spoilage.
•  Keep track of winery operations and bulk wine inventories.
•  Work with sales, packaging, and compliance to set production schedules in line with the capabilities of the facility and the needs of the market
•  Coach/mentor direct reports and provide regular feedback on performance.
•  Responsible for supervising, training, and mentoring cellar staff.

Qualifications
•  Degree in viticulture/enology preferred
•  Minimum 5-7 years of wine production experience
•  Proven experience with Vintrace or similar winemaking software
•  Strong communication skills; written, oratory, and presentation skills.
•  Ability to work occasional weekends and some long hours as needed.
•  Strong computer skills, particularly Excel, MS Office programs

We are a relatively small but fast growing winery. We work hard and take care of our team by offering competitive compensation, medical and dental, a 401k, profit sharing and a pension program.

Pay Transparency
Base pay and range offered represents what we reasonably expect to pay for this position, but the actual compensation offered will depend on numerous job related factors.

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