WINE MAKER FOR VIRGINIA WINERY (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Blue Valley Vineyard & Winery

  Delaplane, Virginia

Job Description for Winemaker

Work under the direction of Wine Consultant and Owner

Responsible for the ongoing review and maintenance of Blue Valley’s wines

Sanitation and maintenance of all equipment, facility, tanks, and pumps

Topping and racking of barrels


Monitoring of SO2, chemical and microbial stability

Manage laboratory, overseeing all laboratory analysis ensuring accurate and timely production of required data

Provide and maintain up to date fermentation monitoring spreadsheets on Excel

Monitoring of wines

Forklift, Press, and crusher operation

Inventory of Case goods and production

Inventory Management of Supplies

Record keeping of cellar operations

Assisting winemaker for in house tastings and blend trials

Able to lift up to 50 pounds

Preharvest vineyard sampling

Plans harvest schedule

Assisting in harvesting in field

Bottling set up and Sanitation

Organizing lab and cleaning of cellar each Friday

Working in tasting room behind the bar on weekends when possible

Attend and interact with club members at wine events

Attend off Site Wine Events

Educating staff in tasting room on wine production, new releases, and the vineyard

Conduct educational tours and tastings

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