Cellar Master (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Fall Creek Vineyards (http://www.google.com)

  Tow, Texas

Cellar Master, FALL CREEK VINEYARDS, Texas Hill Country, Tow Texas  

Fall Creek Vineyards is a great American winery, well-rooted in time and place in the Texas Hill Country for over four decades.   We grow and source a wide variety of high quality, site-specific grape varieties, focusing on the Texas Hill Country and West Texas.  We maintain a seamless relationship with the growers year around to cultivate terroir-driven, benchmark wines.

Candidate should supervisie all day to day cellar and lab operations, including harvest procedures, bulk wine, barrel maintenance/monitoring, bottling preparation, sanitation, physical and written inventories, cellar organization and cleanliness.  Good physical condition is incumbent on the applicant to perform the job.


Duties are, but not limited to:

- Coordinate and run grape receiving, crushing, pressing during harvest and wine ageing and production operations throughout the year.

- Report, based on regularly tastings, sensory wine evaluations, write regular descriptions during development and have clear understanding of excellence in winemaking.

- Keep track of the winery operations for further traceability purposes, as well as conduct bulk and bottled wine inventories

- Be in charge of the lab and lab records.

- Be aware of and comply with State and Federal regulations.

- Participate in events before customers, trade people and/or wine writers/critics.

- Responsibility for the quality and execution of work performed, review and implementation of standards of care, safety, and operating procedures.

- Oversee and perform maintenance on all winemaking equipment as well as provide quotes to winemaker for repairs and maintenance.

- Be available for weekend and evening winery events that require interaction with customers

Required Skills & Experience

- Degree in Enology, Chemistry or related field desired.

- Experience with both the practical and technical aspects of the winemaking process and understand winemaking regulatory requirements desired.

- 2-4 years’ experience in all aspects of harvest, fermentation, cellar work, and winemaking analysis is preferred.

- Experience in a premium winemaking environment, and a commitment to growing quality wines desired.

- Strong organizational, teambuilding, problem solving skills, attention to detail, with ability to prioritize multiple tasks.

- Lift and carry up to 50 pounds; work on and around ladders, catwalks, uneven flooring, in hot, cold and wet environments; with typical winery chemical exposure and conditions.

- Available to work a varied schedule during harvest, bottling, blending and marketing work as needed.

- Excellent math skills and accuracy with numbers and strong recordkeeping skills along with a working knowledge of data collection and data analysis.

- Proficient in Microsoft Office, as well as the ability to learn other related computer programs & databases.

- Previous experience in a management/supervisorial role desired.

- The willingness to live in any of the nearby Hill Country towns.

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