Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards (http://www.delmonacowinery.com)

  Baxter, Tennessee

This position is responsible for oversight of all cellar operations and department staff. Experienced Assistant Winemakers will be considered. Previous cellar management in a production oriented environment is required. We are looking for a team mentor and leader.

Job Responsibilities:

Include but not limited to:

  • Direct management of all cellar staff to include hiring, training oversight, disciplinary action when required and performance reviews.
  • Work within and assure Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) are followed and revised. Create new documented SOPs as needed.
  • Responsible for beverage quality adherence including collecting and documenting operational and QC data as it pertains to product standards.
  • Maintenance of recipe updates and assurance the latest fermenting or cellar batch documents are being used.
  • Overseeing basic routine preventive maintenance execution for cellar/vineyard staff.
  • Trouble shooting and basic repairs of machinery working with Maintenance Dept. to expedite repairs as necessary.
  • Performs cleaning activities w/ chemicals and cleaning equipment plus manual cleaning.
  • Ability to operate cellar and vineyard equipment.
  • Assure maintenance of accurate daily batch records for all cellar production.
  • Assist in the day-to-day operations of the cellar, including harvest, bulk wine, bottling, barrel preparation, sanitation, and organization.
  • Supervise grape receiving, crushing, processing, and wine production.
  • Prepare work orders and conducting bulk and bottled wine inventory.
  • Manage the warehouse and ensure a consistent supply of quality product.
  • Participate in wine tastings, evaluating wines, and recommending treatment.
  • Assist in educational tastings and tours of the wine facility.
  • Work with other managers for the success of the team.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar position at a winery.
  • The ability to perform the physical demands of the position including but not limited to:
  • Lifting to 55 lbs. repeatedly
  • Maneuvering up to 165 lbs. keg
  • Working on feet for up to 10 hours (with breaks of course)
  • Occasionally needing to bend, kneel, and crouch.
  • Working in a non-temperature-controlled facility in seasonally warm and cool conditions
  • Committed to a safe working environment and adherence to company policies and objectives.
  • Committed to maintaining cleanliness and workplace organization to meet rigid quality and safety standards.
  • Willingness and ability to be forklift operation certified.
  • Ability to build and maintain a great team and effectively cooperate with other functional areas.

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with computers in a manufacturing setting (e.g., electronic settings, HMI’s, basic troubleshooting i.e. (solving for faults/alarms and resetting equipment, etc.).
  • Experience with contributing to schedule development in a safe, quality oriented and efficient manner.
  • Passion for maintaining machine cleanliness and workplace organization to meet rigid quality and safety standards.
  • High attention to detail in operations and documentation.
  • Recipe formulation experience within a wide array of wine styles.
  • You enjoy production metric analysis and have a constant eye to continual improvement of your team.

 

Compensation:

Salaried position, commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition to competitive base pay, we also offer a strong benefits program that includes:

Vacation pay after first year of work.

Health, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurance

Bonus based on percentage of increased business.

About DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards:

Founded in 2008, owners built the facility and developed the land to a productive vineyard. The company has grown to a 5,000+ case per year facility and looking to double in size over the next 18 months. Finally, as a DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards team member, your performance will be evaluated on these four critical competencies: Quality, Accountability, Attitude, Teamwork, Customer Service!

NOTE:

(1) We do not pay relocation expenses for this position.

(2) We do not sponsor for this position.

Please submit resume and cover letter with "Winemaker Position” in the subject line to [email protected] This is an immediate job opening. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

www.delmonacowinery.com

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Salary based on experience

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