Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  WX Brands

  Lodi, California

Reports to:       VP Global Sourcing and Winemaking

There are two areas of focus for the position: 1: Organic wine production for Our Daily Wines. 2.  Winemaking and sourcing for our California Appellation Portfolio.

Our Daily Wines is focused on creating Organic wines without sulfites as well as sub-brands “Made with Organically Grown Grapes”.  As Winemaker, you will be responsible for harvest planning, wine production, grading, grape and wine allocations, assessing bulk wine allocations and working with your peers to ensure contractual obligations and protocols are met.

California Appellation Portfolio is focused on varietal wines produced for our growing portfolio of California Premium wines.


  • Direct production and winemaking at custom crush wineries for Our Daily Wines and our other California Appellation Portfolio.
  • Responsible for overseeing the production of Organic and Sulfite free wine and influencing the full spectrum of the winemaking processes (picking decisions through the bottling process) ensuring maximum productivity and efficiency in creating high quality wines
  • Recommends wine style evolution to winemaking and corporate leaders.
  • Implement existing winemaking processes and procedures.
  • Refine and execute a Winemaking Plan that outlines quality and style objectives ensuring that winemaking operations meet expectations
  • Utilizes the current winemaking protocol in providing direction to cellar for processing, management of grapes, juices and wines including organic ingredient additions, racks, transfers, clarification, blends, shipping and final preparation for bottling.
  • Maintains product quality and addresses supply/demand fluctuations to help meet product volume goals.
  • Maintains grape and bulk wine information in existing Winemaking systems.
  • Determines harvest timing and picking decisions that maximize grape quality for winemaking objectives.
  • Develops wine blends and new wines in order to support short and long-term winemaking goals and objectives

The successful candidate will be part of a team of WX winemakers around the globe, passionate about quality, inspired by tradition and led by innovation. You will participate in the sharing of insights and experience with fellow WX winemakers from around the world with a goal of continuous improvement in quality for our wines.

The successful candidate will also represent the winery by attending marketing, PR, trade and press events as needed.

About You

You are Passionate, Enthusiastic, Innovative and Team Oriented.

You possess BA, BS or higher in Enology or related field, with complete technical knowledge of all winemaking practices and have a minimum of 7-10 years' experience in managing and representing premium/super premium brands. You have demonstrated experience in developing high quality wine brands and bring proven sensory, analytical and problem solving skills. You embrace technology as a tool for improving quality and productivity.


  • Bachelor's degree in Fermentation Science, Enology, Viticulture, Food Science Biological Engineering, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or Microbiology plus 7 years of winemaking experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of technical procedures and ability to understand and use technical documents.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Comfortable and competent presentation and public speaking skills are essential and required.
  • Competent computer skills which include Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Valid California Driver’s license with clean DMV record. This role requires use of a personal vehicle with mileage reimbursement.
  •  Able to work independently and with a team.
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 

  • Sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Working conditions in certain areas of the winery are cold, wet, slippery and noisy. Involves exposure to hazardous conditions.
  • Irregular shifts, including graveyard, and long hours may be required on occasion.
  • Frequent walking, including going up and down stairs, bending and stooping are required.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Ability to perform wine tasting for quality control
  • Able to drive 30 minutes to 2 hours, or more, per day


WX offers a competitive benefits package including PTO starting at 19 days per year. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that promotes career growth by leaps and bounds while being part of a team-oriented environment that knows how to have fun! 

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