Industry Job Opportunities

2017 Harvest Internship (Virginia)

Posted: July 26, 2017

Company: Breaux (Brō) Vineyards in beautiful Northern Virginia lies on a sprawling 400 acre estate and has 105 acres under vine.  We grow all the Bordeaux varietals plus a number of whites including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Viognier.  We are also one of the few growers in the state of Virginia to produce Nebbiolo.  The wine produced and bottled here is 100% estate grown.

We are looking for two well qualified candidates for the 2017 harvest.  The harvest intern position would run between mid-August through mid-November.

Job Description: The harvest intern would be involved in all aspects of the wine making process from grape sampling to cap management, from cleaning tanks to filling barrels. Whether crawling in tanks or on top of barrels, operating crush pad machinery or delicately racking a blend, it’s very hands on work from beginning to end, but offers the chance to be an integral part of making quality wine.

Applicant should be motivated and able to work long hours and weekends when needed. Some experience is desired, but we will train the right candidate that has a keen interest and/or passion for quality wine.

Responsibilities:

  • Vineyard sampling and analysis
  • Fruit processing and sorting
  • Barrel work: topping, racking, filling, cleaning
  • Cap Management: pump overs and punch downs
  • Yeast inoculation and additions
  • Sanitizing hoses, tanks, machines, and everything else.  There’s a lot of cleaning!

Requirements:

  • Positive attitude
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team as well as independently
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • Ability to work on one’s feet for extended periods of time
  • Physically agile for climbing ladders and working on uneven surfaces

Compensation: Hourly with overtime

Contact: Josh at Breaux Vineyards (jgerard@breauxvineyards.com) with interest.

 

Cellar Hand Position at Paradocx Vineyard and Winery (Pennsylvania)

Posted: June 12, 2017

If you’re looking for a friendly work atmosphere in a dynamic, fast-paced environment this is an opportunity for you.

Position description
Under the general direction of the Winery Manager, the General Cellar Worker performs a variety of indoor tasks in the cellar such as operating crush and press equipment,pump overs, stacking barrels, operating a forklift, filling barrels, topping wine, Canning wines, bottling, cleaning and warehouse tasks
This position is located at 1833 flint hill rd ,Landenberg ,Pennsylvania 19350,USA

This position starts in June 12th 2017.

Ideal candidates should meet the following qualifications:
-Cellar Hand
-Possess a strong attention to detail
-Must be a quick learner & able to think on their feet
-Self motivated
-Capable of working both independently & in a team environment
-Ability to multi-task
-Outgoing & friendly personality
-Previous warehouse inventory experience a plus
-Spanish speakers must be able to communicate in English in a writing and verbal way
-Técnico superior en enología – Licenciado en enología/ winemaker degree
– lab analysis
– completed at least one harvest
– Must have a valid Driver License
– Must be U.S. Citizen or have current U.S. work authorization
(Visa).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
-Assisting with crushing, fermentation, and pressing
-Cleaning, sanitizing and sterilizing all winery equipment and facilities.
-Racking and pumping of juice and wine moving hoses and equipment.
-Forklift operation, moving barrels and case goods.
-Following and observing all safe cellar practices.
-wine orders
-canning, bagging and bottling tasks
-Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Background and Experience
The ability to communicate effectively with good skills in reading, writing and basic math is required. Must be able to read and interpret documents, such as safety rules and procedures, and be able to read cellar work orders, count barrels, record times and dates. Individuals selected for this position must be reliable,punctual and have a good work ethic. Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime and varying shift.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This position requires the ability to reach with hands and arms, sit, walk, climb, stoop and kneel, and are able to regularly lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
Interested individuals should send their resume, cover letter and a list of work references to:

Gabriel Pedro Rubilar
Winemaker/Winery Manager
Gerente Enologo
gabriel@paradocx.com

 

Wine Maker for International Award Winning Vineyard (CT)

 Posted: May 23, 2017

We are an International Award Winning Winery – Connecticut Winery of the Year looking for a Wine Maker with Vineyard knowledge to work with us at our location 1.5 hours outside New York City. We won Gold, Silver or Bronze last year at San Francisco and Sunset Wine Competitions — two of the toughest. Gold in Berlin International this year two silver in NYC.  We make both red and white Vinifera varietals as well as a hybrid. We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced individual to build a new tradition of success who wants to make a name for themselves by being hands on in all parts of the process. Supportive and active owners working with you to grow this 18-year-old business.

We are looking for someone who is willing to jump in get their hands dirty and help turn this year’s great growing season into excellent wines. We are looking for someone to make the newly expanded facilities their own which were doubled this year. We also tripled the tasting room at the same time.

You should be able to handle both the winery and work with the vineyard during down times. We run events, wine tastings, and concerts as part of the locations growth strategy. We have the ability to double acreage as reputation grows.

Winery Responsibilities include:

  • Produce high quality wines from both on and off site fruit.
  • Manage the crush through bottling.
  • Hands on experience a must with all winery equipment from destemmer to plate filters.
  • Help configure new wine making space.
  • Work with Tasting Room Manager to build wines to both national and regional standards.
  • Work well with the team.
  • Be a team player who brings solutions not just problems.

Vineyard Contributions include:

  • Work with Vineyard manager and crew
  • Hands on winery portion of harvest.
  • Contribute to vineyard health practices
  • Some field time is expected during slow times.

Qualifications:

  • We are looking for people who love this business. Degree in Viticulture or related industry experience is preferred not required
  • Minimum of 3 years wine making experience with good working knowledge of vineyard practices.
  • Strong knowledge of best practices in winery production.
  • Ability to perform the physical labor necessary for vineyard and winery work
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, holidays, and seasonal night duties.
  • Salary based on ability with an option to grow that number if growing volume.
  • Ability to stay in the USA for more than 1 year.

Contact: Write in confidence with a resume and a letter describing your goals and your timing for joining us. Please email us at melillo123@hotmail.com. 

 

Assistant Winemaker Position at Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery

Posted: May 10, 2017

Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery is a family run operation and one of Pennsylvania’s largest wineries.  Located in Breinigsville, a small community approximately an hour north of Philadelphia and an hour west of New York City.  Clover Hill maintains six different vineyard sites within the counties of Berks and Lehigh for a total of 70 acres of vines and annually produces wine on site in a modern winemaking facility with cooperage in excess of 90,000 gallons. Wines are sold through Clover Hill’s four retail locations and are also available statewide through the Pennsylvania Wine and Spirits Shoppes and several grocery store chains.

Clover Hill is actively looking for an energetic and highly motivated individual to assist in the winemaking activities as well as help with vineyard tasks and wine promotional and sales events.  The job description for this full-time position covers many areas of the winery operations and is roughly divided up as 70% winemaking, 15% vineyard operations and 15% sales.

Winemaking Responsibilities Include:

  • Harvest Activities: Fruit Receipt, Crushing and Pressing, Juice Adjustment and Fermentation
  • Cellaring Activities: Racking, Fining, Cold Stabilization and Filtration
  • Barreling
  • Lab Analysis and Record Keeping
  • Bottling

Vineyard Responsibilities Include:

  • Pruning
  • Spraying
  • Growing Activities: Shoot Positioning, Leaf Removal and Cluster Thinning
  • Vineyard Expansion Activities: Planting, Trellis Installation, Plant Training and Watering
  • Harvest

Promotion and Sales Responsibilities Include:

  • Tasting Room Sales
  • Wine Tours
  • Festival Sales

An enology degree and/or significant real world experience is preferred in an individual but is not a requirement.  Applicants must be mechanically inclined, have good communication and organizational skills, and be proficient in computers. Compensation is based on the individual’s level of education and experience.  Please forward a cover letter and resume to John Skrip III at  winejobs@cloverhillwinery.com with “Assistant Winemaker” in the subject. Any other questions or concerns, please call John at 484/239-4672.

 

Cellar Hand at Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery

Posted: May 10, 2017

Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery is a family run operation and one of Pennsylvania’s largest wineries.  Located in Breinigsville, a small community approximately an hour north of Philadelphia and an hour west of New York City.  Clover Hill maintains six different vineyard sites within the counties of Berks and Lehigh for a total of 70 acres of vines and annually produces wine on site in a modern winemaking facility with cooperage in excess of 90,000 gallons. Wines are sold through Clover Hill’s four retail locations and are also available statewide through the Pennsylvania Wine and Spirits Shoppes and several grocery store chains.

Clover Hill is actively looking for an energetic and highly motivated individual whose focus will be assisting with the winemaking activities with a small component of helping with vineyard tasks and wine sales events.

Applicants for this full-time position should be of strong mind and body (read: you must be able to lift empty barrels).  They always say in winemaking circles that “Cleanliness is Close to Godliness”, so cleanliness and good sanitation practices with attention to detail are an absolute must!

Cellar Responsibilities:

Cellaring operations will be “very hands-on” and will focus on everything from when the grapes arrive at the winery to the final steps when the wine is bottled and shipped out of the warehouse.

  • Harvest Activities: Fruit Receipt, Crushing and Pressing, Juice Adjustment and Fermentation
  • Sanitation: Cleaning of Tanks, Barrels, Pumps and Hoses, and Equipment/Facility
  • Cellaring Activities: Racking, Juice and Wine Transfer, Fining, Cold Stabilization and Filtration
  • Barreling
  • Bottling
  • Warehousing and Delivery
  • Record Keeping

Vineyard Responsibilities Include:

  • Pruning and Tying
  • Spraying
  • Growing Activities: Shoot Positioning, Leaf Removal and Cluster Thinning
  • Vineyard Expansion Activities: Planting, Trellis Installation, Plant Training and Watering
  • Harvest

Promotion and Sales Responsibilities Include:

  • Tasting Room Sales
  • Festival Sales

Winery experience and/or and enology degree is not required but is preferred.  Applicants must be mechanically inclined, have good communication and organizational skills, and be proficient in computers. Compensation for this position starts at $17 per hour.  Please forward a cover letter and resume to John Skrip III at  winejobs@cloverhillwinery.com  with “Cellar Hand” as the subject. Any other questions or concerns, please call John at 484/239-4672.

 

Vineyard Assistant at Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery

Posted: May 10, 2017

Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery is a family run operation and one of Pennsylvania’s largest wineries.  Located in Breinigsville, a small community approximately an hour north of Philadelphia and an hour west of New York City.  Clover Hill maintains six different vineyard sites within the counties of Berks and Lehigh for a total of 70 acres of vines and annually produces wine on site in a modern winemaking facility with cooperage in excess of 90,000 gallons. Wines are sold through Clover Hill’s four retail locations and are also available statewide through the Pennsylvania Wine and Spirits Shoppes and several grocery store chains.

Clover Hill is actively looking for an energetic and highly motivated individual  whose focus will be to assist with the various aspects of vineyard duties throughout the season and assist in winery operations when needed.

Applicants for this full-time position should be of strong mind and body, have good communication skills and have a great mechanical ability.  Applicants must also understand and be able to proficiently operate farm tractors and agricultural machinery.

Vineyard Responsibilities Include:

  • Pruning and Tying
  • Spraying (Herbicides and Air Blast)
  • Mowing with a zero-turn mower
  • Growing Activities: Shoot Positioning, Leaf Removal and Cluster Thinning
  • Vineyard Expansion Activities: Planting, Trellis Installation, Plant Training and Watering
  • Vineyard Crew Supervision and Training
  • Vineyard Equipment Maintenance
  • Harvest

Other Responsibilities Include:

  • Warehousing
  • Assisting with Bottling or other Winery Operations
  • Deliveries

Previous farming experience is preferred. Compensation for this position starts at $17 per hour.  Please forward a cover letter and resume to John Skrip III at  winejobs@cloverhillwinery.com  with “Vineyard Assistant” as the subject. Any other questions or concerns, please call John at 484/239-4672.

 

Vineyard Manager Position at Christian W. Klay Winery (PA)

Posted: April 21, 2017

Unique opportunity to be a vineyard manager associated with both an established winery and a new distillery. The Christian W. Klay Winery  in a resort area on 215 acre farm in the Laurel Highlands of SW Pennsylvania, about 55 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Maintaining the vines, trellising, and fencing: Pruning, shoot thinning, re-planting, soil conditioning, disease and pest management, harvest operations and maintain vineyard equipment: participation in general farm up keep.

During off season, vineyard manger will participate in wine cellar and possibly distillery activities. You will be part of a team that will synchronize all aspects of the vineyard, winery, and distillery.

Individual must be able to follow directives, have good organization skills and ability to prioritize, be able to lift 50 pounds, have excellent communication skills, and enjoy working outdoors.

Please see our website cwklaywinery.com and contact Sharon Klay (Winery Owner) at (724)439-3424 and send resume to smklay@hotmail.com.

 

Laboratory Technician, or Manager, at Downeast Cider House (Boston, MA)

Posted: April 17, 2017
Company: Downeast Cider House
Location: Boston, MA
Company Description:

Downeast Cider House is a winery/distillery based in Boston. We specialize in making hard cider, but a different style of hard cider, unfiltered hard cider. The fact we’re making a different style of hard cider than all the others you’ve seen out there has allowed us to grow quickly in our five years of existence. Last year, we produced 25,000 BBLs or 344,000 cases. We just moved into a new facility, complete with a beautiful lab. We’re completely owned by three guys who work in the company everyday and are looking to become the largest independently owned hard cider company in the United States.
Type: Full Time
Pay Scale: Negotiable – Hourly or Salary. Pay depends on experience.
Start Date: Whenever you can.
Requirements: Experienced professionals only.
Job Description:

He or she will be knowledgeable in all aspects on winemaking. Pulling samples from finished and fermenting cider to test for pH, brix, SO2, NTUs, CO2, dissolved oxygen, TA, VA, and anything else will be a regular (but, possibly delegated) aspect of the position. Improvement of current practices is expected. Simply put, the position is responsible for the quality of the cider being produced and packaged at Downeast Cider House.
Contact Address: 256 Marginal St., East Boston, MA, 02128
Contact Phone: 650-279-2417
Contact Email: Tyler@downeastcider.com

 

Production Maintenance Supervisor/Grounds Keeper/Cellar Worker (PA)

Posted: March 16, 2017

The Winery at Hunters Valley is looking for an energetic and highly motivated individual to maintain, repair, and improve our 35-acre property, help and support vineyard activities and perform limited sales and customer services.

Primary Responsibilities:

Upkeep, maintenance, and repair of all grounds, buildings, equipment, and vehicles.  Provide support and labor to the Vineyard Supervisor during all phases of the grape growing and vineyard maintenance.  Provide assistance and support to the sales staff.

Essential Functions:

Groundskeepers Duties:

  • Maintain the property (35 acres) of the Winery to provide pleasing aesthetics to our customers.  Some essential duties include but are not limited to:
    • Mowing and trimming of grounds
    • Gardening and landscaping
    • Snow Removal
    • General upkeep of facility appearance
    • Implementation and direction of new projects

Maintenance Supervisor Duties:

  • Facilities – Maintains equipment and ensures that machines used in the facilities are clean and working properly in order to serve our customers.
    • Painting, staining and refinishing
    • Cleaning and upkeep of all buildings
    • Vehicle and Equipment maintenance and cleaning
    • Recordkeeping of maintenance logs, user manuals, and warranty info
    • Equipment and facility repairs
    • Performing tasks on time within budget restraints

Vineyard Duties:

  • Support the Vineyard Manager during all phases of grape growing and wine juice production
    • Pruning
    • Spraying
    • Growing activities: Shoot Positioning, Leaf Removal, and Cluster Thinning
    • Vineyard Expansion
    • Harvesting and Pressing

Promotional and Sales Duties:

  • Support sales staff and perform occasional tasting/sales activities
    • Occasional Tasting Room Sales
    • Winery and Vineyard Tours
    • Festival Sales

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Able to perform physical activities such as lifting, stairs, going up and down a ladder, getting inside wine tanks, etc.
  • Plumbing, mechanical, carpentry, and electrical skills a plus

Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.  Health benefits, 401K, Paid vacation and holidays available.  Please forward a cover letter and resume to Jamie Williams at info@wineryatwilcox.net or fax to 814-929-5192.

 

Winemaker Position (Troy, PA)

Posted: March 16, 2017

Are you looking for an opportunity to be the winemaker at a newly established winery? A Family owned vineyard is in need of an energetic winemaker with a passion to be the areas’ premier brand. The successful candidate will have the following attributes;

He/She must be family oriented.

Winemaker will not be expected to do field work. However, they will need to inspect the vines over time and advise the assistant winemaker what field work is needed to produce an outstanding harvest.

Experience blending wine is important as the vineyard grows three varieties that can be blended, or stand alone.

Knowledgeable of State and Federal Regulations and of labeling rules and regulations

A combination of advanced training and experience is preferred.

Attention to detail and fully developed organizational skills are a must. The ability to work well with others and to work long hours during harvest is critical. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and successfully manage multiple tasks and assignments. Must have the ability to think critically and solve logistical problems.

Salary Range: $20-25/hr. depending on experience.

Benefits include: Housing and Utilities on site. Winemaker will be able to work other vineyards, Colleges, and the Finger Lakes region.

Vineyard Location: 324 Elms Road Troy, PA. 16947.

Preferred Start Date: Mid July 2017.

Contact with interest to: Kevin at Sierrainsuly@gmail.com.

 

Karamoor Estate:  2017 Harvest Intern Position – FILLED!

Posted: March 2, 2017

We are located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia with 27 acres of estate vineyards predominantly of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot.  This is a temporary position that would start in mid-August and end in late November, and is a great opportunity to learn and practice winemaking fundamentals from the vineyards through the winemaking process.

Duties assisting the winemaker and staff in all facets of harvest and winemaking include but are not limited to:

  • Grape sampling and inspection with some possible field work prior to harvest.
  • Grape harvesting and processing at the winery.
  • Daily pump-overs and pressing of red fermentations.
  • Tank-to-tank juice and wine transfers.
  • Barrel racking, filling, stirring and topping.
  • Tank additions of yeast, nutrients, and other adjustments.
  • Winery equipment set-up, clean-up and sanitation.
  • Routine laboratory analysis

Looking for an enthusiastic individual who is not adverse to long days and hard work, and would enjoy making world-class wine in a supportive environment at a premier PA winery.  Must possess a positive attitude, pay attention to details, adhere to safe working practices, be able to lift 55 lbs., and have the ability to multi-task in a busy workplace.  This is an hourly paid position with the likelihood of overtime involved.

Please contact Kevin Robinson with cover letter and resume’.  kevin@karamoorwines.com

 

Wine Makers Assistant / Cellar Employee at Adams County Winery (PA)

Posted: February 21, 2017

Winery workers are involved in making, bottling, warehousing, packaging, distributing and selling wine.

Cellar Operations: Under the supervision of the wine maker, cellar workers will perform the following tasks:

  • Operate equipment to crush, press, and ferment the grapes; lift bulk grape containers to crusher
  • Tends press that separates juice from pomace, and disposal of pomace
  • Assist in fermentation and add prescribed adjuncts when applicable.
  • Blend and transfer wine using various style pumps.
  • Assist with barrel and tank work, including racking, pumping, clarifying, and filtering of juice and wine.
  • Assist in laboratory work, basic knowledge of general analysis techniques; pH, TA, Alcohol, Brix and VA.
  • Operate filtration equipment.
  • Assist in bottling, corking of wine and packaging, storage of case goods.
  • General cleaning and sterilization of fermenting tanks, pumps, hoses and fittings using appropriate cleaning and sanitizing materials, including use of steam generator, to maintain a clean, sanitary, and organized work environment.
  • Rotate Inventory in warehouse.
  • Proper and safe usage of various Forklift equipment and pallet jacks.
  • Assist with shipping and receiving of bulk wine from tanker trucks.
  • Usage of tractor equipment for maneuvering grape bins, wine totes and other material handling.
  • Winery workers must successfully complete operations and safety training for many of the pieces of machinery in the winemaking area.

Vineyard Work: as needed, winery workers may be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Prepare soil, plant vines, and cultivate and fertilize crops.
  • Construct and maintain wire trellises to support vines and fruit.
  • Control weeds, diseases and pets.
  • Assist with harvesting and pruning.
  • Assist in vine maintenance.

Selling Wine: as needed, winery workers may be required to stock, market, and sell wine at both on-site and off-site locations.

  • Have good verbal skills for marketing and selling to the public.

Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Prior winery experience a plus.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and able to work around alcohol in a responsible manner.
  • Must possess a positive attitude and desire to work hard and learn.
  • Must be able to work quickly and reliably, in groups and alone, with or without supervision.
  • Must be able to work safely and be safety conscious, safely handle hazardous materials, and follow all written & verbal Standard Operational Procedures (SOP’s) and adhere to safe cellar practices.
  • Able to accurately follow instructions and directions, and possess strong communication skills.
  • Able to arrive to work on time.
  • Able to build a healthy rapport with coworkers, customers, and vendors.
  • Must have valid driver’s license, and be able to safely drive winery vehicles and equipment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The cellar presents a challenging environment: hot and cold, wet, slippery, and often noisy. Long hours, particularly during harvest, handling hazardous materials, pulling wine hoses, pushing mobile pumps and ladders.

  • Able to lift 60 pounds repetitively.
  • Must be able to undertake heavy-duty manual work.
  • Able to stand for up to 8 hours.
  • Able to work at heights.
  • Able to enter confined spaces.
  • Able to enter enclosed or confined spaces to work.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School or GED, with preference for emphasis in basic Math and Chemistry skills.

AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS: Winery workers generally work during weekdays. They must be flexible in their schedules to adjust for harvest and crush. At certain times, work may be required on Saturdays and Sundays. Occasionally, additional hours may be required (up to 60 to 80 total hours worked per week). Generally, this occurs during harvest time, on some bottling days, or on some delivery days.

Interested applicants should forward resume to Katherine at: katherine@adamscountywinery.com or apply through Indeed.com

 

Vineyard Worker at Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery (PA)

Posted: February 21, 2017

Job Purpose

Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery is looking for someone who enjoys working outside in a job that encompasses all aspects of vineyard operations throughout the lifecycle of the vine; from spring pruning to fall harvest.

Duties and responsibilities

Complete routine viticulture activities under the supervision of Vineyard Manager. Task can include but are not limited to:

  • Vine pruning
  • Leaf pulling
  • Hedging
  • Cluster thinning
  • Tractor operations-including specialized machinery
  • Tying of vines to trellis
  • Trellis construction
  • Weed control
  • Grass cutting
  • Harvesting

Qualifications

  • Ability to work outdoors under varying conditions
  • Ability to work independently without constant supervision
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs or more
  • Reliable transportation
  • Vineyard or farming experience preferred

Physical requirements

Standing for extended periods of time, walking, bending, crouching and kneeling. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds. Must be able to operate farming implements, large machinery, vehicles on flat land and hillsides. Employee is exposed to wet and or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, farming chemicals and fertilizers. The employee will be exposed to seasonal weather conditions.

Send resume to: Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery, 330 Old Route 22, Kutztown, Pa. 19530. Attention Dean Scott

 

Winemaker at Nova Destinations (PA)

Posted: February 21, 2017

Position Overview

Nova Destinations is a family owned 25,000 case operation in a growth mode. Established in 2012 in New Wilmington, PA we are responsible for 8 different tasting rooms and brands with over 55 different labels.  The Winemaker is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the wine production process. This includes strategic direction as well as day-to-day operations. As a part of the management team in a small and growing business, this is a key role.

Winemaking Responsibilities

  • Set and implement direction on the processing of the grapes, production of wine, storage of product and bottling of product
  • Set production schedules in line with the capabilities of the facility and the needs of the market
  • Manage inventory levels of supplies and materials used in the production of wine
  • Maintain records as required for the purpose of meeting government and corporate requirements
  • Supervise maintenance and repair of equipment and tanks used in the cellar operation
  • Work collaboratively with farm manager to manage incoming fruit and during harvest
  • Determine the need for and manage outside contractors as needed
  • Monitor the condition of all wines in an effort to prevent spoilage
  • Assist in development of the product mix and grape needs for coming season
  • Work with sales to project the desired product mix based on the past year’s sales
  • Collaborate with the winemaking team to plan blends and products to be produced to meet the projections of the sales group
  • Lead public and private tours as needed

Personnel Management and Leadership Responsibilities

  • Work as part of leadership team to help set company direction
  • Actively engage with company management to work through important business opportunities and changes
  • Continually look to innovate winemaking and production and adapt to changing market conditions
  • Develop business cases and rollout plans for new initiatives
  • Coach/mentor direct reports and provide regular feedback on performance
  • Responsible for recruiting, hiring, and discipline of all cellar personnel
  • Actively participate in company-wide employee evaluation process

Recommended Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in winemaking or related field
  • Experience as winemaker producing great wines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven leadership skills and proficiency in motivating team members
  • Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to details
  • Strong math and analytical skills
  • Ability to be flexible and work independently

Please contact Walt with application/interest or questions: wnovosel@gmail.com

 

Cellar Manager/Winemaker for Armstrong Valley Winery (PA)

Posted: February 10, 2017

Looking for a cellar manager/winemaker to be responsible for managing & performing routine wine processing, lab functions, and cellar sanitation procedures.  Position also includes some vineyard work, and all aspects of harvest.  Winery currently produces 5,000 cases per year.  Wine varietals vary greatly from dry red & white V. vinifera to sweet hybrid red & white, along with assorted fruit wines and a few ciders.

Duties & responsibilities:

  • Involvement with harvest & crush
  • Vineyard grape testing and analysis
  • Yeast additions & monitoring
  • Routine testing of juice & wine
  • Detailed, accurate, and complete recordkeeping for all stages of wine production
  • Maintenance of in-process wine inventory
  • Sanitation of wine storage tanks, barrels, & winemaking equipment
  • Pre-bottling wine preparation; includes additions & filtration
  • Chemical inventory maintenance & reorder
  • Inventory management of supplies & case goods
  • Manage/work with any wine cellar staff
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Involvement with in-house tasting events

Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality a must.
  • Experience in wine lab analysis, especially SO2, pH, TA and the ability to learn other analysis
  • Ability to analyze results and make appropriate next step decisions
  • Must be able to work quickly and efficiently and demonstrate accuracy and precision with analysis under minimal supervision
  • This position requires some periods of high physical demand
  • Ability to interact and communicate well with others

Compensation

  • Competitive wage
  • Paid vacation and holidays

Contact Jake or Dean – info@armstrongvalleywinery.com

 

Assistant Winemaker Position at Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery (PA)

Posted: February 3, 2017

Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery is a family run operation and one of Pennsylvania’s largest wineries.  Located in Breinigsville, a small community approximately an hour north of Philadelphia and an hour west of New York City.  Clover Hill maintains six different vineyard sites within the counties of Berks and Lehigh for a total of 70 acres of vines and annually produces wine on site in a modern winemaking facility with cooperage in excess of 90,000 gallons. Wines are sold through Clover Hill’s four retail locations and are also available statewide through the Pennsylvania Wine and Spirits Shoppes and several grocery store chains.

Clover Hill is actively looking for an energetic and highly motivated individual to assist in the winemaking activities as well as help with vineyard tasks and wine promotional and sales events.  The job description for this full-time position covers many areas of the winery operations and is roughly divided up as 70% winemaking, 15% vineyard operations and 15% sales.

Winemaking Responsibilities Include:

  • Harvest Activities: Fruit Receipt, Crushing and Pressing, Juice Adjustment and Fermentation
  • Cellaring Activities: Racking, Fining, Cold Stabilization and Filtration
  • Barreling
  • Lab Analysis and Record Keeping
  • Bottling

Vineyard Responsibilities Include:

  • Pruning
  • Spraying
  • Growing Activities: Shoot Positioning, Leaf Removal and Cluster Thinning
  • Vineyard Expansion Activities: Planting, Trellis Installation, Plant Training and Watering
  • Harvest

Promotion and Sales Responsibilities Include:

  • Tasting Room Sales
  • Wine Tours
  • Festival Sales

An enology degree and/or significant real world experience is preferred in an individual but is not a requirement.  Applicants must be mechanically inclined, have good communication and organizational skills, and be proficient in computers. Compensation is based on the individual’s level of education and experience.  Please forward a cover letter and resume to John Skrip III at  newassistantwinemakerjob@cloverhillwinery.com  Any other questions or concerns, please call John at 484/239-4672.

 

Cellar Worker at the Winery at Wilcox (PA)

Posted: January 25, 2017

We are searching for an independent, hardworking individual with a desire to learn. No prior experience is necessary, but a serious interest in winemaking is a must. We would like someone to assist with everything around the winery. Wine duties could include everything from sanitation to inoculation, blending, filtering and bottling of the finished product, as well as laboratory analysis. The new hire must understand basic math and science, and can’t be afraid to get dirty. Depending on your skill set, this job could also include a variety of tasks outside of winemaking.  Mechanical ability is required.  There would be opportunities to be involved in everything from equipment maintenance to construction projects, as well as winery special events.  Serious inquiries only.

Please email resumes with references to info@wineryatwilcox.net or fax them to 814-929-5192 to the Attention of Jamie Williams.

 

Enologist/Enology Instructor at Highland Community College (Wamego, KS)

Posted: January 23, 2017

Available: April 1, 2017

Education: Bachelor’s or higher in enology, fermentation science, or related field of study.

Requirements: Experience working in a winery is essential. Experience with hybrid grape varieties preferred. Must be eligible to work in the U. S. without sponsorship.

Description
PROGRAM AND POSITION INFORMATION

The HCC V&E Program is located in Wamego, KS (www.wamego.org). HCC currently has 8 acres of vineyard containing approximately 5000 vines. The college winery is transitioning into a winery incubator for startup winemakers, the first such incubator east of the Rocky Mountains. HCC is the Kansas member of the Viticulture and Enology Science Technology Alliance (VESTA). The program was founded and is managed by Scott Kohl, a co-Principal Investigator for VESTA. Check the HCC website for maps and more information about the program (www.highlandcc.edu/pages/grapes) as well as the HCC V&E page on Facebook for photos and other links (www.facebook.com/hccve).

This Enologist position is responsible for teaching enology courses in a traditional, face-to-face environment as well as managing winemaking efforts (commercial and research) in the college winery. The HCC V&E Program is transitioning from a school winery to a incubator at the Wamego Campus (Wamego, KS) which will house both the college winery and up to five additional startup wineries in an alternating proprietorship setting. The Enologist’s teaching load includes 9-15 credits per academic year including industry-based workshops around Kansas. The Enologist will assist in extension and mentoring duties for the Kansas grape and wine industry, and will participate in industry conferences throughout the Midwest and the annual VESTA Summit.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following are essential. Other duties may be assigned.

Collaborate with V&E Department staff to manage and perform day-to-day activities at the college winery year around including winery equipment maintenance and managing winery students/interns.
Serve as the technical mentor for winery incubator clients.
Teach 9-15 credit hours per academic year. Conducting “field workshops” may count as partial credit hour teaching load.
Serve as a winery “extension agent” including consulting for the Kansas grape and wine industry.
Attend and participate in selected industry conferences including the annual VESTA Summit.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for supervision of students in class setting. May supervise student workers/interns. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints; and resolving problems

PROGRAM INFORMATION

The HCC V&E Program is located in Wamego, KS (www.wamego.org). HCC currently has 8 acres of vineyard containing approximately 5000 vines. The college winery is transitioning into a winery incubator for startup winemakers, the first such incubator east of the Rocky Mountains. HCC is the Kansas member of the Viticulture and Enology Science Technology Alliance (VESTA). The program was founded and is managed by Scott Kohl, a co-Principal Investigator for VESTA. Check the HCC website for maps and more information about the program (www.highlandcc.edu/pages/grapes) as well as the HCC V&E page on Facebook for photos and other links (www.facebook.com/hccve). For the full job posting, please visit: https://highlandcc.edu/pages/campus-positions/enologist-enology-instructor

 

Assistant Winemaker at Mazza Winemaking (North East, PA)

Posted: January 20, 2017

Company Description
Robert Mazza, Inc. is a family run operation consisting of three wine brands (Mazza Vineyards, Mazza Chautauqua Cellars, South Shore Wine Company), a distilled spirits brand (Five & 20 Spirits) and a craft beer brand (Five & 20 Brewing) located between two main locations located along Lake Erie in North East, PA and Westfield, NY. The wine operations crush approximately 1100+ tons on site per year (vinifera, hybrids and native varieties) with a total annual production of approximately 300,000 +/- gallons. A portion of the business is dedicated to contract production, production of bulk juice and wine, contract bottling, and custom distillation. Visit http://www.EnjoyMazza.com for additional information.

Responsibilities
This position is hands-on and requires technical knowledge of winemaking. Responsibilities cover a wide range of oversight and hands-on execution of operations from crush to bottle including (but not limited to):
• Fruit receipt, crushing, pressing, fermentation management
• Cellar operations including racking, transfers, barrel work, fining and various forms of filtration
• Lab analyses and maintenance and review of QC data and information
• Preparation of blends for bottling
• Bottling and packaging
• Record keeping throughout winemaking process

The candidate must be able to help organize and complete work in an effective and efficient manner with a focus on quality. Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize tasks is a necessity as is the desire to help craft quality wines.

Members of the winemaking team will collaborate with distilling and brewing team on certain cross over projects. Additionally, this position has the potential for growth and movement into a senior winemaking role.

Requirements
• BA/BS or Graduate Diploma in Enology or similar field, or significant experience and training in the grape and wine industry
• 2-3 years experience required, 3-5 years preferred
• Strong verbal and written communication skills a must
• Mechanical ability preferred
• Computer skills in Word, Excel and Database programs

Compensation
Commensurate with experience, comprehensive benefits available.

Applications
Send cover letter and resume to jobs@mazzawines.com and include Assistant Winemaker in the subject line.
Additional Information:
Type of Work: Full Time
Job Category: Winemaker/Enologist
Salary Information: DOE
Contact Information: Robert Mazza, Inc., Mario Mazza, PH: 814.725.8695

 

Fero Vineyards and Winery 2017 Harvest Internship

Posted: January 20, 2017

This is a temporary position offered by Fero Vineyards and Winery of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.  We have an established 12.5 acre vineyard and are looking for an assistant to help with harvest duties in the winery.  Some education or experience in grape processing and wine making are expected.  Duties will vary and may include; fruit processing cleaning fermentation racking fining filtering lab analysis documentation winery equipment operation other winery, tasting room or vineyard duties as needed.

We can offer a hourly pay plus a room to stay 2 miles from the vineyard while interning from mid August 2017 through November.

We require a valid drivers license, personal transportation, ability to do physical labor including lifting and good personal skills.

Please apply to Chuck Zaleski at ferovineyards@dejazzd.com

 

Mazza Winemaking Internship/Co-operative Experience

Posted: January 20, 2017

Location: North East, PA

Company: Robert Mazza, Inc. (Mazza Vineyards, Mazza Chautauqua Cellars, South Shore Wine Company)

Full/Part: Full time – Summer/Fall 2017

Company Description

Robert Mazza, Inc. is a family run operation consisting of three wine brands (Mazza Vineyards, Mazza Chautauqua Cellars, South Shore Wine Company), two winery locations and a distillery located along Lake Erie in PA and in Westfield, NY.  The winery crushes approximately 1200 tons on site per year (vinifera, hybrids and native varieties).  A portion of the business is dedicated to contract production, production of bulk juice and wine, and contract bottling.

Responsibilities

This position is hands-on and will develop the candidate’s technical knowledge of winemaking.  The candidate will work closely with winemaking, lab and cellar staff as they are trained in a wide range of winery operations.  Responsibilities cover a wide range of operations from crush to bottle including crushing, pressing, fermentation, cellar operations, lab analyses, preparation of blends for bottling, and record keeping.

The candidate must be self-motivated and be able to work individually and as part of a team.  The candidate must be able to help organize and complete work in an effective and efficient manner with a focus on quality.  Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize tasks is a necessity as is the desire to help craft quality wines.

Requirements

  • BA/BS in Food Science, Enology or similar field
  • Interest in winemaking or winemaking experience a plus
  • Mechanical ability a plus
  • Computer skills in Word, Excel and Database programs

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience

Applications

Please submit applications to Mario Mazza at mario@mazzawines.com.

 

Vineyard and Winery Associate at The Vineyards at Dodon (MD)

Posted: December 20, 2016

The Vineyards at Dodon is looking for an individual to join our team for the 2017 season and beyond to carry out a wide variety of tasks that encompass all facets of a winegrowing operation.

In the vineyard, duties include pruning, canopy management, pest and disease monitoring, grape sampling, and harvesting.  Operating tractors to mow, hedge, cultivate, and spray is also an important part of this job.

In the winery, you will assist with the processing of fruit, cleaning and sanitizing equipment, monitoring fermentations, pump-overs, racking, pressing, barreling down, and laboratory analysis.  You will also assist in blending trials, team tasting sessions, and making all preparations for bottling wine twice per year.

This job requires intense passion and dedication, positive attitude, eagerness to work hard, flexibility to work an early morning or late night shift, ability to perform physically demanding tasks, keen attention to detail, and willingness to get dirty and clean scrupulously.  We are seeking individuals that have a strong aptitude for working in a team environment, but also possess the ability to work independently and finish tasks on time with minimal supervision.

The successful applicant must have a minimum of 3 years experience farming, either in vineyards or other intensive fruit and vegetable operations.  They must also have experience operating tractors with a wide array of farm implements.  General knowledge of viticulture and winemaking practices and harvest experience are highly preferred.  Spanish language skills are a plus.

Salary: DOE $15+/hour with Paid-time off.

Please send cover letter and resume to Vineyard Manager and Cellar Master, Nick Maliska at Nick@dodonvineyards.com

The Vineyards at Dodon is a 15-acre vineyard that forms part of a 550 acre historic family farm in Davidsonville, MD, 45 minutes from the heart of Washington D.C. and 20 minutes to Annapolis, MD.  Using only grapes grown on the farm, we produce Bordeaux style red blends, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay with an annual case production of 3000.  We strive to use sustainable farming practices to create exceptional wines.

 

BLAIR VINEYARDS 2017 HARVEST INTERN POSITION

Posted: December 13, 2016

Blair Vineyards seeks highly motivated, self-starting individuals for its 2017 harvest team. Blair Vineyards is a small lot, premium vinifera vineyard focusing on Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.  We are situated on 30 acres of estate vineyards in the Lehigh Valley AVA, Berks County, SE Pennsylvania.

This position starts in mid to late August and goes through the end of November.

It is a full time position during that period.
As a Harvest Worker, you will assist the production and winemaking staff with all harvest-related activities. This can include but is not limited to:

Cellar Duties:
• Cleaning and sanitizing tanks, presses, hoses, and other winery equipment.
• Pumpovers and punch downs.
• Draining, emptying and pressing must from tanks.
• Barrel work and topping.
• Assist full time crew with receiving fruit; crushing/de-stemming.
• Wine movements (racking, transfers).
• General winery cleaning.
Lab Duties:
• Sampling, lab analysis.
• Chemical additions.
• Yeast and ML inoculations, nutrient additions.

We are looking for hard working candidates, with a positive attitude and ability to multi-task in a busy environment. The ideal candidate must pay close attention to detail, be committed to quality and passionate about wine! Previous harvest experience is preferred, but not a requirement. The is a paid position.

Ability to lift or move up to 55 pounds is required. Shift work and overtime required. Ability to read and follow work orders. Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently. Must work safely around moving equipment and electricity. Forklift abilities helpful but not required. A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is also required.

CONTACT: Richard Blair, rblair@blairvineyards.com, 610-683-8463

 

Equipment Sales Rep Position (Lancaster County, PA)

Posted: December 12, 2016

Full Time position at Hamilton Equipment, Inc. (http://www.haminc.com) in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Sales person wanted for Vineyard and Orchard Equipment sales (Sprayers , Trimmers , Pruners , Leaf Pullers , Cultivators , etc.)

Salary plus commission. Great opportunity with a large sales territory and unlimited earnings potential.

How To Apply — Contact Bob Hamilton at rjhamilton@haminc.com  or Jan Reddig at jreddig@haminc.com or 717-733-7951

 

Assistant Professor of Enology, and Director of the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute at Iowa State University

Posted: December 12, 2016

Iowa State University is looking for an Assistant Professor of Enology and Director of the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute. The full job posting can be found here – https://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/22822.

 

Winemaker Position at Raven Hollow Winery (MA)

Posted: November 16, 2016

Location: Raven Hollow Winery (Westfield, MA. 01085)

Immediate opening.
A great career opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a rapidly growing young, farm winery. We presently produce ten fruit wines and six grape wines. Our wines have won medals at both the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition as well as our regional competition over the past two years. We are looking for an individual to continue production of our present wine selections and have the creative ability to add new ones.
Vintner’s Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all aspects of wine production from crush pad to bottling
  • Expand present wholesale market and retail sales
  • Represent winery at industry meetings and events
  • Facilitate wine tastings at both internal and external events
  • Maintain wine inventories, data entries, and government reports

Qualifications:

  • A working knowledge of the manufacture of wines
  • Desire to learn new techniques and experiment with alternative wines
  • Attention to detail including quality of product and cleanliness of facility
  • Computer proficiency
  • Ability to work not only as team member but also as team leader

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits negotiable.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should send their resume to Gene Kosinski / Raven Hollow Winery
336 Russellville Rd Westfield, MA 01085 or email to kosinskifarms@comcast.net

 

Winemaker Position at Joe Perry’s Vineyard (Troy, PA)

Posted: October 4, 2016

Joe Perry’s Vineyard is looking for a winemaker. A brand new one bedroom apartment, utilities included and car-port comes with the position.

We have 10 vineyards: Briana, King of the North, Jupiter, Concord, Noiret, Diamond, Catawba, St. Pippin, La Cross, Louise Swenson, and Cab Franc will arrive in 2017.

We are nearly finished building our wine room which has an elegant theme for our future patrons to come relax and enjoy great wine and food.

Joe Perry’s in located in a lovely little town in Bradford County, Troy, Pennsylvania.  We are 20 minutes south of the New York border and about two hours from the Finger Lakes. A winemaker interested in this position is more than welcome to enhance their wine making career by seeking employment at other vineyards as well.

Please contact us by phone or email.

Owner, David Pierchorowicz: Skinner105@yahoo.com

Vineyard Manager, Sonya Tedesco: pierchorowiczs@yahoo.com

Joe Perry’s Vineyard, 324 Elms Rd., Troy, PA 16947, 570-297-2644

 

Head Cider Maker at Wigle Whiskey/Threadbare Cider (Pittsburgh, PA)

Posted: September 1, 2016

Job Posting: http://wiglewhiskey.com/jobs

Threadbare Cider and Mead is looking for a talented, creative and driven cider maker to head this cidery. As head cider maker, you would be responsible for working with Threadbare co-owner Alex Grelli to develop a number of ciders to launch in spring of 2017. In addition to leading the charge at the cider house, you would learn the ropes at the distillery.

Essentials for position:

  • Produce quality cider on 30 bbl fermenters, transferring liquid, monitoring liquid, filtering liquid, packaging liquid.
  • CIP fermenters and brite tanks
  • Dry Hop Cider
  • Sample Tanks for gravity, PH, Co2/DO levels, yeast cell counts
  • Clean Kegs
  • Understand the mechanics of all equipment being used inside the Cidery.
  • Perform maintenance on equipment
  • Package cider in kegs, cans and bottles; while having a solid understanding of all aspects of the machinery.
  • Ability to think creatively about recipe/ideas and flavor profiles
  • Operate Forklifts.

Must Haves:

  • Must have Experience working in a Brewery or Cidery
  • Must have a general interest in learning all matters of Cider
  • Must have an interest in testing the definitions of what is cider.
  • Must have a good attitude
  • Must be able to work variable shift schedule that is dependent upon the operational needs of the Cidery which may require 12 hour shifts, weekends and holidays.

Please email jobs@wiglewhiskey.com with a cover letter and resume.

 

Winemaker at Gravity Winery (Baroda, MI)

Posted: September 1, 2016

A little about us:

Gravity has been growing high quality wine grapes in Southwest Michigan for over 10 years. For the first 5 years we grew exclusively for other wineries. In 2011 we began producing wine for our own label.

We currently grow approximately 40 acres of vines comprised of 15 different Vinifera and French Hybrid varieties. In addition to our grape wines, we also produce fruit wines and hard ciders. This season we will vinify approximately 7,000 cases of wine (both still and sparkling) for our two different labels. Within five years, our total production will reach approximately 10,000 cases made up of roughly 30 different wines.

We strive for excellence in all we do, from the vineyards and cellar, to the tasting room and everywhere in between, we value hard work and the rewards it brings!

What we are looking for:

As we continue to grow, we constantly seek the right team members with the values and skills to join the mission.

We are currently seeking a full time Wine Maker. This person will be responsible for all aspects of wine making from crush pad to bottling, including supervision of support staff, data entry, and government reporting. We also think great wine starts in the vineyard, therefore our Wine Maker will be involved in vineyard decisions and occasional activities.

Requirements to be considered:

  • An inner drive/passion to create exciting and excellent wines
  • Team player with supervisory skills
  • A solid foundation of winemaking with experience in the industry
  • Formal education in wine making, fermentation, or similar studies
  • Desire to learn new techniques and experiment with alternative wines and production processes
  • Maintaining a clean and sanitary production facility, well equipped with needed supplies
  • Maintaining wine making equipment
  • Ability to clearly and confidently lead others
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Computer proficient and able to learn new software
  • And of course…ethical, honest, and hard working!

Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

How to apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@gravitywine.com, include “Wine Maker” in the subject line.

 

Winemaker at Priam Vineyards (Connecticut) 

Posted: August 11, 2016

Priam Vineyards is an Award Winning Winery – Connecticut Winery of the Year 2016 (NYC International) – is looking for a Wine Maker with Vineyard knowledge to work with us at our location 1.5 hours outside New York City. We won Gold, Silver or Bronze at several major west coast competitions this year.  We are a maker of both red and white Vinifera varietals as well as a hybrid. We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced individual to build a new tradition of success who wants to make a name for themselves by being hands on in all parts of the process. Supportive and active owners working with you to grow this 18-year-old business.  We are looking for someone who is willing to jump in get their hands dirty and help make this year’s great harvest into excellent wines.  We need someone to work within the present tight production facilities while it is doubled this Fall/Winter.  We are also doubling the tasting room at the same time.  You should be able to handle both the winery and work with the vineyard during down times. We run events, wine tastings, and concerts as part of the locations growth strategy.  We have the ability to grow acreage as reputation grows.

Winery Responsibilities include:
Produce high quality wines from both on and off site fruit.
Manage the crush through bottling.
Hands on experience a must with all winery equipment from destemmer to plate filters.
Help reconfigure new wine making space.
Work with Tasting Room Manager to build wines to both national and regional standards.
Work well with the team.

Vineyard Contributions include:
Work with Vineyard manager and crew
Hands on spraying, pruning and leafing experience.
Oversee the winery portion of harvest.
Contribute to vineyard health practices

Qualifications:
We are looking for people who love this business.  Degree in Viticulture or related industry experience is preferred not required
Minimum of 3 years wine making experience with good working knowledge of vineyard practices.
Strong knowledge of best practices in winery production.
Ability to perform the physical labor necessary for vineyard and winery work
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, holidays, and seasonal night duties.

Salary based on ability in the $40,000+ range with an option for equity. Write in confidence with a resume and a letter describing your goals to Jim at 1bobjohnson@mail.com.

 

FILLED: Vineyard Manager at Armstrong Valley Winery (Halifax, PA)

Posted: August 10, 2016

ARMSTRONG VALLEY WINERY
212 Rutter Road, Halifax, PA 17032
717 896-7700 info@armstrongvalleywinery.com

Armstrong Valley Winery is an established vineyard & winery located in the Susquehanna Valley of south central Pennsylvania. We currently have 10 acres of grape vines and will be planting another 10 acres in the spring of 2017. The person we are seeking for this role will have a sincere interest in wine. This person should possess a great work ethic, attention to detail, eagerness to learn and a fun & positive attitude. Starting date is flexible but prior to spring 2017.

Position title: VINEYARD MANAGER

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage the entire vineyard operation (staffing, pruning, canopy management, etc…)
  • Supervise, train and record hours for vineyard staff on daily basis
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive integrated pest management program
  • Work side by side with vineyard staff
  • Maintain compliance records and enforce safety protocols
  • Work closely with wine maker, winery manager and other winery staff

Qualifications:

  • Degree in viticulture or similar field, or significant experience and training in vineyard operations
  • Minimum of 3 years vineyard experience
  • Able to prioritize, meet deadlines with accuracy and work with minimal supervision
  • Must be flexible in work schedule and available for seasonal extended hours
  • This position will perform physically demanding tasks (sometimes wet and cold environments)
  • Working on your feet for extended periods should be expected
  • A good sense of humor and willingness to assist in other areas may be needed
  • Able to lift 50 lbs

Compensation:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • 2 weeks paid vacation
  • 5 paid personal days off per year
  • 6 paid holidays per year (New Years, Easter, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas)

Work schedule:
35 to 40 hours per week. May vary due to seasonal work load (pruning/spraying/harvest)
Monday through Friday with a few exceptions for help with off site festivals & AVW on site festivals. Other days as required by work load.

Please provide a detailed resume of work and salary history along with references to info@armstrongvalleywinery.com and put “Vineyard Manager” in subject line

 

FILLED: Harvest Intern at Armstrong Valley Winery (Halifax, PA)

Posted: August 10, 2016

ARMSTRONG VALLEY WINERY
212 Rutter Road, Halifax, PA 17032
717 896-7700 info@armstrongvalleywinery.com

Armstrong Valley Winery is an established vineyard & winery located in the Susquehanna Valley of south central Pennsylvania. We are seeking a temporary cellar/winery assistant to join us for the upcoming 2016 harvest starting late August and lasting approximately 12 weeks, depending on harvest conditions. The person we are seeking for this role will have a sincere interest in wine. This person should possess a great work ethic, attention to detail, eagerness to learn and a fun & positive attitude.

Position title: HARVEST INTERN

  • Duties and responsibilities:
  • Lots of cleaning of tanks, hoses, pumps, grape destemmer and basket press
  • Vineyard sampling, juice analysis and grape harvesting
  • Fruit processing, including destemming and press of grapes
  • Calculating juice and must additions, including yeast preparation
  • Fermentation management, including punch downs and pumpovers of fermenting wine lots
  • Barrel racking, cleaning and filling
  • Bottling of wine
  • There may also be some miscellaneous duties, including helping out with wine festivals, pouring wine, talking to customers, general maintenance and landscaping duties

Qualifications:

  • Previous cellar or lab experience would be helpful but is not required, desire to learn is required
  • Willingness to work long and variable hours, some late evenings and possibly weekends
  • This position will perform physically demanding tasks in sometimes wet and cold environments
  • Working on your feet for extended periods should be expected
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions and communicate clearly with others
  • A good sense of humor and willingness to pitch in where needed
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Must have reliable transportaion

Please provide a detailed resume of work and salary history along with references to info@armstrongvalleywinery.com and put “Harvest Intern” in subject line

 

Winemaker position in Adams County, PA

Posted: July 22, 2016

Adams County Winery is seeking a full-time winemaker. The position of winemaker includes all aspects of 30,000 g. wine production including but not limited to supervising cellar staff; coordinating with estate vineyard staff and outside sources; bench/blending trials, teaching home wine-making classes; attending wine events; active involvement with safety committee and safe winery operations; sanitation of all equipment and facility; topping and racking; filtration; on-site bottling; lab analysis; maintenance of equipment; forklift operation; crush; record-keeping of cellar operations; inventory management of supplies, bulk wine, and case goods. Qualifications: A degree in Enology or related science field is preferred, but can be substituted with comparable experience along with a minimum of 5 years of commercial winemaking experience. Must have excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Good interpersonal skills and a temperament to be comfortable working with winery staff, tasting room staff and office staff. Basic knowledge of office programs; able to lift up to 50 pounds. Benefits: * Competitive wage * Paid Time Off * Medical.  Send resume/CV to katherine@adamscountywinery.com

 

Assistant Vineyard Manager

Posted: July 14, 2016

Breaux Vineyards (VA)

Job Description:
The Assistant Vineyard Manager reports directly to the Vineyard Manager and is responsible for helping to maintain the established 105 acre vineyard and installing future estate vineyards. This is predominantly a hands-on position, but with some supervisory duties. This position works in close accordance with the Vineyard Manager. This candidate should be proficient in tractor operation. This is a full-time hourly position.

Job Duties Include:

  • Responsible for operating tractors and equipment for grounds maintenance, pruning and pulling leaves
  • Assist the Vineyard Manager with planning & management of vineyard operations including: Oversight and application of Canopy Management, Pest/Disease Management to include: scouting for pest damage, order pesticides as needed and within given budget, supervise mixing and application of pesticides, apply pesticides as needed, maintain records of pesticide application. Additionally this position involves oversight and application of Nutrient Management including: collecting and processing soil and plant tissue samples, supervise application of lime and fertilizers, oversight and application of Vineyard Floor Management, oversight and execution of harvest, assist with fruit weighing, handling and loading, assist with new & replacement installation and management of vines.
  • Responsible for operating tractors and other equipment for distribution of chemicals and fertilizers (and overseeing their operation by others)
    • Assist the Vineyard Manager with Resource management: Project future needs for labor, supplies and equipment necessary to carry out vineyard and grounds operations on a timely basis, coordinate labor schedules, maintain record for workers and equipment
  • Assist with worker supervision:
    • Describe and demonstrate vineyard tasks for laborers.
    • Monitor crew to ensure tasks are carried out safely, properly and quickly
    • Ensure adherence to safety standards and protocols (OSHA)
  • Equipment Management:
    • Ensure proper and safe use of all equipment
    • Perform other duties as needed.
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Viticulture or Horticulture and/or a minimum of 7 years of practical experience in East Coast viticulture is required for this position
  • Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
    • Mechanical skills (tractor operation experience is required)
    • Ability to adapt to unforeseen constraints of weather, labor and equipment , ability to work a flexible schedule during critical times of the season
    • A positive attitude and team cooperation
    • A Virginia Certified Pesticide Applicators License as required to meet the operations needs for chemical applications.
    • Valid driver’s license and insurability by company
  • Desired skills and abilities:
    • The ability to communicate in English and Spanish is highly desired
    • Leadership experience
    • Strong project planning skills
    • Solid computer skills including MS Office applications
  • Physical Demands:
    • The ability to walk 2-5 miles per day in acreage with flat and hilly terrain required.
    • The ability to work in various weather conditions required.
    • The ability to repeatedly lift and carry 40 pounds desired.
    • The ability to excel in a high stress and highly fatiguing work environment caused by constraints of weather, labor and equipment.

Job Posting Listed at: http://www.winebusiness.com/classifieds/winejobs/?go=listing&listingid=122344

 

Experienced Winemaker Wanted

Posted: July 14, 2016

Breaux Vineyards (VA)

Job Description:
Established Virginia winery is seeking an experienced premium winemaker.

The state- of- the- art vinifera winery is located in one of Virginia’s top wine growing regions with 105 acres of estate vineyards.

Minimum requirements for this position include the following:

  • BS degree Enology or related field
  • Five years + of commercial wine making experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Supervisory skills
  • Laboratory proficiency and ability to supervise laboratory activates
  • Equipment operation including tractors, forklifts, etc.
  • Effective public speaking

Job Posting Listed at: http://www.winebusiness.com/classifieds/winejobs/?go=listing&listingid=122598

 

Vineyard Manager/Viticulturist

Posted: June 27, 2016

Position/Title: Vineyard Manager/Viticulturist
Job Location: Ft. Washington, PA
Job Category: Vineyard

Type of Work: Fulltime

Description:

Established premiere estate vineyard is seeking an experienced individual with a passion for viticulture and the wine industry. We are currently farming 27 acres entirely of Vitis vinifera to produce some of the best wines of the region. This position presents an excellent hands-on opportunity to work in all facets of the vineyard operation, as well as working in tandem with the winemaking team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, train, and record hours for vineyard staff and field labor on daily basis.
  • Develop and execute all fungicide, pesticide, and herbicide spray programs.
  • Develop an annual budget and handle purchase requisitions for all vineyard operations.
  • Understanding and ability to operate all necessary vineyard tractors and implements.
  • Develop and implement regular scouting program for insects and disease
  • Determine annual crop estimation.
  • Implement pruning, thinning, canopy management, replant, and harvesting as determined by seasonal variance and good practices.
  • Work side by side with the vineyard staff
  • Maintain compliance records and enforce safety protocols.
  • Flexible in work schedule and extended hours required.

Qualifications:
Minimum 3 years vineyard operation experience and/or a Bachelor’s Degree in Viticulture or related field with hands-on experience in vineyard operation. Strong communication and computer skills are essential. Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience and benefits package.

Please provide a detailed resume of work and salary history.

Forward the information with resume, references and salary requirements to kevin@karamoorwines.com

 

Harvest Position at Harvest Ridge Winery & Rebel Seed Cidery (Marydel, DE)

Posted: June 24, 2016

Harvest Ridge Winery & Rebel Seed Cidery, located in Marydel, DE, is looking for a winemaking intern for the 2016 harvest. The internship will include assisting the winemaker with receiving and processing fruit, monitoring fermentations, cellar work, sanitation along with bottling duties. The ideal candidate must be able to lift 50 lbs, work extended and varied hours, including weekends, and have reliable transportation.
Winemaking or Cidermaking experience is a big plus but not as essential as a willingness to learn.
Please contact winemaker Milan Mladjan at milan@harvestridgewinery.com with a cover letter and resume and put “Harvest Intern” in the subject line.

 

Assistant Winemaker Position Open at Robert Mazza, Inc. (North East, PA)

Posted: June 10, 2016

Position: Assistant Winemaker
Location: North East, PA
Company: Robert Mazza, Inc. (Mazza Vineyards, Mazza Chautauqua Cellars, South Shore Wine Company, Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing)
Full/Part: Full time
Description:
Company Description: Robert Mazza, Inc. is a family run operation consisting of three wine brands (Mazza Vineyards, Mazza Chautauqua Cellars, South Shore Wine Company), a distilled spirits brand (Five & 20 Spirits) and a craft beer brand (Five & 20 Brewing) located between two main locations located along Lake Erie in North East, PA and Westfield, NY. The wine operations crush approximately 1100 tons on site per year (vinifera, hybrids and native varieties) with a total annual production of approximately 300,000 +/- gallons. A portion of the business is dedicated to contract production, production of bulk juice and wine, contract bottling, and custom distillation. More information can be found at www.EnjoyMazza.com.

Responsibilities: This position is hands-on and requires technical knowledge of winemaking. Responsibilities cover a wide range of oversight and hands-on execution of operations from crush to bottle including (but not limited to): Fruit receipt, crushing, pressing, fermentation management Cellar operations including racking, transfers, barrel work, fining and various forms of filtration Lab analyses and maintenance and review of QC data and information Preparation of blends for bottling Bottling and packaging Record keeping throughout winemaking process.

The candidate must be able to help organize and complete work in an effective and efficient manner with a focus on quality. Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize tasks is a necessity as is the desire to help craft quality wines.

Members of the winemaking team will collaborate with distilling and brewing team on certain cross over projects. Additionally, this position has the potential for growth and movement into a senior winemaking role.

Requirements: BA/BS or Graduate Diploma in Enology or similar field, or significant experience and training in the grape and wine industry 2-3 years experience required, 3-5 years preferred Strong verbal and written communication skills a must Mechanical ability preferred Computer skills in Word, Excel and Database programs

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, comprehensive benefits available.

Applications: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@mazzawines.com and include Assistant Winemaker in the subject line.

 

Harvest Intern Position Open at Grovedale Winery (Wyalusing, PA)

Posted: June 10, 2016

Grovedale Winery, located in Wyalusing, PA is looking for an intern for the 2015 harvest. The internship will be a paid position and duties will include assisting the winemaker with receiving and processing fruit, monitoring fermentations, and basic lab analysis among other tasks.

Please contact winemaker Hillary Gary at hgary@grovedalewinery.com or call (570)746-1400 for further information regarding this position.

 

Harvest Internship Position at Linganore Winecellars (Mt. Airy, MD)

Posted: June 3, 2016

Linganore Winecellars located in Mt. Airy, Maryland is celebrating our 40th harvest! We are actively seeking and enthusiastic person for a harvest intern position for July- November. The ideal candidate is someone who is energetic and willing to learn new things working with our winemaking team. This will include processing, cellar work, sanitation, and bottling. Must be able to lift 50 lbs and have a good sense of humor. Salary: $15/hr.  If this sounds like you and you would like more information please, contact Anthony at Anthony@Linganorewines.com or call: 301 831-5889.

 

Summer Vineyard Internships at Perigeaux Vineyard (St. Leonard, MD)

Posted: June 3, 2016

(2) summer internships (2) available at Perigeaux Vineyard (www.perigeaux.com, and Facebook/Perigeaux) in Maryland. They  have four vineyards – all Vitis vinifera vines – which provide grapes for about 80% of our wines. Our winemaker, John Behun, is a Penn State alum and Pittsburgh native.

They pay $12.00/hour with 40 hour weeks. Candidates must be interested/familiar with vineyard work, able to drive, lift, and handle farm equipment and chemicals safely. There will also be bottling, cellar work, along with some customer contact. Strong work ethic and willingness to learn are essential.  Interested students can email the company at: info@perigeaux.com.

 

Winery Harvest Internship at Chateau Bu-De Winery (Chesapeake City, MD)

Posted: May 18, 2016

Chateau Bu-De Winery on the historic Bohemia Manor Farm in Chesapeake City MD, is looking for a harvest intern to help us with our coming vintage. We are looking for enthusiastic professionals that will bring a sense of humor and strong work ethic to our team.

THE GOAL: To create the Premier East Coast Winery.

THE PROPRIETORS and TEAM: Brenda and Warren Dedrick have overseen the construction of their brand new winery, the planting of 8 acres of vineyard with an additional 10 acres planted this spring. Our production team is headed by John Irving Levenberg, winemaking consultant and premium production specialist, working with our Winemaker, Jacques Van Der Vyver to oversee production and maintain the quality goals as identified by Brenda Dedrick.

THE POSITION: This opportunity will involve occasional work in our estate vineyard, but will be primarily focused on wine production. The position is a great learning opportunity, where you will be intimately involved with the entire winemaking process. You will work to implement the protocols and procedures designed by John Irving Levenberg, formerly of Paul Hobbs Winery. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resumes to our HR Department, ChateauBuDe@gmail.com. We are also happy to interview anyone that is just interested in wine and shows a willingness to learn on the job.

QUALIFICATIONS
Our premium production facility will use extensive sorting & gentle delivery of fruit to tanks. The primary duties of our interns will be to monitor the daily progress of all our wines and management of fermentations. This will include (but not be limited to) fermentation tracking, pumpover management, pressing, rackings, and general winery sanitation. Basic laboratory analysis, fermentation monitoring and general wine QC will also be part of the program.

Other Information- Willing to work outside in all weather conditions, competent computer skills; experience with data entry preferred. Able to lift 40 lbs. Must be able to work extended hours, including weekends. Bachelor’s degree or current enrollment in a program relating to winemaking/grape growing or a related field is preferred but not required. Previous wine production experience is a big plus. Must be a team player, with ability to manage time and prioritize workload. Must be self-motivated. Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
Ability to work in Maryland for duration of harvest (~10 weeks), starting first week of September.
Salary Information: depending on experience

 

Red Tail Ridge Winery Seasonal Internship (Penn Yan, NY)

Posted: May 18, 2016

Position: Seasonal, Harvest Interns
Company: Red Tail Ridge Winery
Location: 846 State Route 14, Penn Yan, NY
Salary: Based on experience
Type: Seasonal, hourly-wage
Job: grape and wine production
Starting Date: currently available

Job Summary:
Seasonal position available at a 8,500 case, LEED gold certified winery on Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region of NY. The successful candidate will be expected to “wear a number of hats” and will participate and provide assistance with the entire wine production process including vineyard practices, harvest/crush activities, Cleaning/sanitation, fermentation and wine processing through bottling.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist with vineyard maintenance and routine cultural practices
  • Routine fruit quality and maturation assessment
  • Assist with all harvest and crush activities
  • Processing and proper maintenance/storage of in-process wines.
  • Cleaning and maintenance of tanks and equipment
  • Assist with bottling procedures
  • Winery sanitation
  • Routine sensory and analytical testing of juice and wine, including pH, TA, Free and Total Sulfur, etc.
  • Assisting with customers and retail sales may be necessary on a limited basis
  • Prior experience, qualifications and/or skills:
  • Prior winery and vineyard experience is desirable
  • Prior experience with winery equipment operation and maintenance is also highly desirable
  • Ability to repetitively lift at least 50 lbs
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills required
  • Aptitude for working as a team

Application Procedure: Send a resume and references to:
Red Tail Ridge Winery
846 State Route 14
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone: 315-536-4580
Fax: 315-536-6861
Email: tastingroom@redtailridgewinery.com

 

Winemaker Position at Nova Destinations (New Wilmington, PA)

Posted: May 18, 2016

Position Overview

Nova Destinations is a family owned 25,000 case operation in a growth mode. Established in 2012 in New Wilmington, PA we are responsible for 8 different tasting rooms and brands with over 55 different labels. The Winemaker is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the wine production process. This includes strategic direction as well as day-to-day operations. As a part of the management team in a small and growing business, this is a key role.

Winemaking Responsibilities

  • Set and implement direction on the processing of the grapes, production of wine, storage of product and bottling of product
  • Set production schedules in line with the capabilities of the facility and the needs of the market
  • Manage inventory levels of supplies and materials used in the production of wine
  • Maintain records as required for the purpose of meeting government and corporate requirements
  • Supervise maintenance and repair of equipment and tanks used in the cellar operation
  • Work collaboratively with farm manager to manage incoming fruit and during harvest
  • Determine the need for and manage outside contractors as needed
  • Monitor the condition of all wines in an effort to prevent spoilage
  • Assist in development of the product mix and grape needs for coming season
  • Work with sales to project the desired product mix based on the past year’s sales
  • Collaborate with the winemaking team to plan blends and products to be produced to meet the projections of the sales group
  • Lead public and private tours as needed

Personnel Management and Leadership Responsibilities

  • Work as part of leadership team to help set company direction
  • Actively engage with company management to work through important business opportunities and changes
  • Continually look to innovate winemaking and production and adapt to changing market conditions
  • Develop business cases and rollout plans for new initiatives
  • Coach/mentor direct reports and provide regular feedback on performance
  • Responsible for recruiting, hiring, and discipline of all cellar personnel
  • Actively participate in company-wide employee evaluation process

Recommended Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in winemaking or related field
  • Experience as winemaker producing great wines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven leadership skills and proficiency in motivating team members
  • Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to details
  • Strong math and analytical skills
  • Ability to be flexible and work independently
  • Our compensation is competitive and based on skills and experience. As a full-time employee you will receive the standard Nova Destinations, paid time off, 401(k) program, etc.

Please send questions or resumes to Capri Mateer at Capri@nova.wine

Cellar Manager for SpringGate Vineyard

Posted: March 30, 2016

Full time position available at a 12,000 case, fast growing winery outside Harrisburg PA.   The candidate will be responsible for managing and performing routine wine processing, bottling and cellar sanitation procedures and administration.  The position will require participation in vineyard, and harvest/crush activities.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Managing staff including part-time staff involved in winery production
  • Processing and proper maintenance/storage of in-process wines.
  • Cleaning and maintenance of tanks and equipment
  • Wine preparation and bottling procedures
  • Winery sanitation
  • Chemical and raw material inventory maintenance
  • Routine sensory and analytical testing of juice and wine.
  • Installation of Cloud based wine management system with IT staff
  • Assist with vineyard maintenance and routine cultural practices
  • Routine fruit quality and maturation assessment
  • Assist with all harvest and crush activities
  • Production record keeping
  • Upgrading and documentation of procedures
  • Collaborate with brewery production staff

Prior experience, qualifications and/or skills:

  • Prior experience with winery equipment operation and maintenance is required
  • Prior harvest experience is preferred
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs
  • Must have read “Lean Startup” within first week of employment, and be committed to winery production growth

Reports to Winemaker, Participates in Weekly Owner led Manager’s Meeting

Contact:  springgatevineyard@gmail.com

 

Position/Title:  Viticulturist 

Posted: March 29, 2016

Job Location:  Ft. Washington, PA

Job Category:  Vineyard

Date Posted: 3/29/2016

Type of Work:  Fulltime

Description: Established premiere estate vineyard is seeking an experienced individual with a passion for viticulture and the wine industry.  We are currently farming 27 acres entirely of Vitis vinifera to produce some of the best wines of the region.  This position presents an excellent hands-on opportunity to work in all facets of the vineyard operation, as well as working in tandem with the winemaking team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, train, and record hours for vineyard staff and field labor on daily basis.
  • Develop and execute all fungicide, pesticide, and herbicide spray programs.
  • Develop an annual budget and handle purchase requisitions for all vineyard operations.
  • Understanding and ability to operate all necessary vineyard tractors and implements.
  • Develop and implement regular scouting program for insects and disease
  • Determine annual crop estimation.
  • Implement pruning, thinning, canopy management, replant, and harvesting as   determined by seasonal variance and good practices.
  • Work side by side with the vineyard staff
  • Maintain compliance records and enforce safety protocols.
  • Flexible in work schedule and extended hours required.

Qualifications: Minimum 3 years vineyard experience or a Bachelor’s Degree in Viticulture with hands-on experience in vineyard operation.  Strong communication and computer skills are essential. Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits package.

Please provide a detailed resume of work and salary history.

Forward the information with resume, references and salary requirements to kevin@karamoorwines.com

 

VINEYARD TRACTOR/EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

Posted: March 29, 2016

Job Location: Montgomery County, PA

Job Description: Person to work in vineyard located in Montgomery county PA doing various machine and hand operations as required.

  • Understanding and ability to operate all necessary vineyard tractors and implements including but not limited to the cultivators, hedgers, etc. As well as the skid steer, back hoe, etc.
  • Able to work outside in all weather conditions and physically able to perform hand pruning etc.
  • Assist with crew supervision on needed tasks
  • Available to work extra hours as needed during main season and harvest.
  • Valid PA driver’s license and reliable transportation required.
  • Full time, year round position with benefits. Immediate start.
  • Compensation based on experience.

Forward the below information with resume, references and salary requirements to kevin@karamoorwines.com

 

University of Minnesota Enology Specialist, Researcher 4

Posted: March 28, 2016

Required Qualifications:  

Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, Enology, Food Science (Fermentation Science), or related field and two (2) years’ experience working in a scientific, commercial, or educational position related to wine making, OR a Bachelor’s degree in any field and at least five (5) years’ experience working in a scientific, commercial, or educational position related to wine making.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • M.S. degree in Horticulture, Enology or related field.  Professional experience in enology with at least three (3) years’ experience in professional winemaking.
  • Knowledge and experience in microvinification
  • Research experience in enology.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing, and via current technologies.
  • Experience/proficiency in classroom teaching and/or extension outreach activities.
  • Proven record in obtaining competitive grants and collaborating with national and international researchers.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.

JOB OVERVIEW

This enology specialist will work under direction of the University of Minnesota Grape Breeding and Enology project leader and collaborate with other members of the Department of Horticultural Science, the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, the Minnesota Grape Growers Association (MGGA), Minnesota Farm Winery Association (MNFWA), and Minnesota’s commercial wine industry. This position is both research and outreach driven, and candidates should demonstrate proficiencies in each of these areas.

Research Facilities:  The position will be located at the department’s Horticultural Research Center at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, where a 2,300 ft² research winery and enology laboratory provide excellent facilities for wine production and analysis.  This facility, which also includes eleven acres of test vineyards, is located near Excelsior and Chanhassen, Minnesota, approximately 35 miles southwest of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus.  This position will work intimately with the grape production crew, graduate students, undergraduates, and will likely supervise temporary and seasonal staff in the winery and enology lab.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Research (60%):  This person will have research and research support responsibilities for an experimental winemaking program to evaluate grape cultivars and selections (especially University of Minnesota selections) for potential use in Minnesota winemaking.  He/she would also improve wine making practices, including fermentation processes.  This person will work under direction of the University of Minnesota Grape Breeding and Enology project leader and collaborate with other members of the Department of Horticultural Science, the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, the Minnesota Grape Growers Association (MGGA), Minnesota Farm Winery Association (MNFWA), and Minnesota’s commercial wine industry.

Outreach (40%):  This position will also involve 1) developing educational programs and publications in collaboration with MGGA and MNFWA; 2) developing an awareness of Minnesota wine products with the general public; and 3) providing technical assistance and consultation to Minnesota wineries.  This position will respond to industry inquiries which may include providing testing services.  Teaching credit and non-credit courses and workshops in winemaking and wine appreciation, may also be part of this assignment.
About the Department: The Department of Horticultural Science is a nationally recognized department offering highly ranked programs of study at the undergraduate, Master of Science, Master of Professional Studies, and PhD levels. The Department have many distinguished faculty who have won numerous University and national awards for quality teaching, outreach, and published research. The faculty work in a variety of fields including plant breeding, molecular genetics, plant hardiness, postharvest physiology, agroecology, and organic horticulture.

How To Apply: Interested job candidates should go to this link. Or head to employment.umn.edu and search for: “305060.”  Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Candidates must submit a C.V. or Resume, a list of references familiar with the candidate’s relevant qualifications, and a cover letter outlining their interest in the position. Transcripts may be requested from candidates before hire. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Activities” page and uploading documents there.

Diversity

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Background Check Information: Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

 

Assistant Winemaker at Mountain View Vineyard (Stroudsburg, PA)

Posted: March 16, 2016

Mountain View Vineyard, 5866 Neola Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Job description:
Mountain View Vineyard is a first generation family owned vineyard and winery located in Neola, Pennsylvania. We are in the process of expanding onto a 90 acre farm that will include a new 3000 square foot tasting room along with a 3,500 square foot wine making facility heated and cooled using Geothermal wells. Our vision is to grow disease resistant, cold-hardy vines, with a strong focus on sustainability and terroir. We are seeking a very motivated assistant winemaker who will share our enthusiasm for the viticultural potential of the region. The qualified candidate must have a good knowledge of winemaking, laboratory procedures, and all cellar operation practices. This is a hands-on position. The assistant winemaker will report to the owner/winemaker.

Qualifications:
Education: 2-4 year degree in winemaking or related degree program (Enology, Fermentation Science, Biology, Food Sciences, Chemistry)
Work Experience: at least two vintages in a cellar is strongly preferred

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Manage and contribute to all wine process operations to include detailed record-keeping
• Ensure production plans and quality parameters are met
• Supervise cellar crew and assign cellar work during harvest
• Monitoring of all wine lots
• Logistics for all winery supplies
• Perform in house lab tests and adjust when needed
• Work with winemaker on harvest, blending, and bottling decisions
• Prepare wines for bottling and run bottling equipment with assistance

Other Qualifications and Requirements:
• Excellent organizational skills; great attention to details
• Strong technical, sensory and analytical skills (Non-smoker)
• Good supervisory skills
• Good communication and presentation skills
• Aptitude with MS Excel and Word
• Valid Driver’s License and clean DMV record required
• Required to be at least 21 years of age

Working Conditions:
• Must be able to occasionally work weekends and extended hours during peak production periods
• Ability to stand for long periods, climb stairs and work at heights
• Lift up to 50 lbs

Application Requirements:
• Cover letter • Resume • 3 references

Contact:: Please send application requirements to Randy Rice at randy@mountainviewvineyard.com

 

Assistant Winemaker Position at Four Sisters Winery (Belvidere, NJ)

Posted: March 14, 2016

Assistant winemaker with minimum 2 years of experience  or appropriate education relating to wine making.  Responsibilities include all wine cellar activities from fermentation to bottling, all vineyard work from pruning, to harvest.   Must be capable of maintaining a high standard of sanitization in all area’s while working a minimum 45 hour work week.  Position also requires working in the tasting room, providing tours, assisting with events from set up to break down and everything during the event.  Capable of providing educational aspects during the events and while working directly in the winery.  Must be available most weekends and enjoy both working alone and as a team player.  Hourly rate for the first 3 months for up to 40 hours per week and salary offered after the 3 months commensurate with experience and abilities up to $40,000.

Salary position requires a minimum 45 hour work week and more during harvest.

Send resume and salary request to matty@foursisterswinery.com

 

Cellar Assistant at Allegro Winery (Brogue, PA)

Posted: March 11, 2016

Allegro Winery is seeking a unique individual for our cellar team. Will train, although experience is a plus. Please fill out our application at https://www.allegrowines.com/jobapplication/index.html and forward along with resume to carl@allegrowines.com.

 

Vineyard Manager Position at Bedell Cellars (Long Island, NY)

Posted: March 3, 2016

Overview
The Bedell Cellars Vineyard Manager supervises and coordinates all of the various farming activities for 80 acres of certified sustainable vineyards owned by the company. The production goal at Bedell Cellars is to make the best wines exemplifying the North Fork’s unique maritime terroir. We embrace the fact that high quality winemaking hinges on impeccable viticultural practices. All of our fruit is entirely estate managed; we neither purchase outside fruit nor sell any of ours. We are seeking to replace an icon in our industry, Dave Thompson, who has been Vineyard Manager at Bedell Cellars for the past 30 years. Dave will be transitioning into retirement during 2016-2017.
General Description of Duties
Assignments of the Vineyard Manager involve the planning and execution of general vineyard management work requiring broad skills and knowledge in the areas of pruning, irrigation management, weed control, chemical applications, disease and pest control, soil health, canopy management and harvest. Oversees all vineyard development activities including land preparation, trellis and irrigation system installation, planting and grafting, equipment selection, etc. Directs work assignments, delegating tasks to Assistant Vineyard Manager and field personnel in an effective manner. Trains personnel in the areas of scheduling, procedures, safety and regulations related to vineyard functions. Maintains close supervision of Assistant Vineyard Manager and personnel, assuring proper procedures and quality of viticulture work.
Specific Duties

  • Directs a workforce consisting of an Assistant Vineyard Manager and field labor personnel, and equipment vendors as needed. Plans and coordinates activities of personnel.
  • Monitors crops for insect & disease pressure; plans and implements fungicide, pesticide and irrigation programs; keeps accurate records of pesticide & chemical usage and inventories as mandated by Bedell’s certification through Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing, Inc.
  • Effectively and efficiently utilizes data management systems and applies information to forecast, organize and monitor vineyard operations.
  • Maintains accurate, timely records of daily event, equipment and work schedules.
  • Reviews and approves timecard data on a daily basis to ensure accuracy in payroll.
  • Assists in requisitioning, operating and maintaining all tools, equipment and vehicles.
  • Reviews all expenditures to insure that all operations are within budgetary parameters.
  • Interprets and enforces company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations. Assists in the implementation of employee safety training programs.
  • Successfully manages people. Provides performance feedback on employees to manager as needed. May help Assistant Vineyard Manager address communications, performance, employee relations issues that occur with Vineyard workforce.
  • Works nights and weekends as required throughout the year to complete responsibilities, particularly during harvest.
  • Takes on special projects as assigned by the Winemaker or CEO.
  • Contributes to the weekly or monthly Bedell manager team meetings.
  • Meets with special members of the press, media, and VIP customers as directed by Bedell from time to time.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Background Experience + Skills

  • We expect a minimum of five years of direct experience in vineyard management and/or development.
  • Degree in Viticulture or related field and/or equivalent, relevant experience is required.
  • Strong communication skills are essential with the ability to speak and write clearly and well; proficiency in Spanish and English is highly desirable.
  • This position requires excellent planning and organizational skills as well as the ability and desire to be a team player. Demonstrates good/great people skills; the ability to build positive, constructive relationships at all levels of the company.
  • Position requires solid computer proficiency and ability to work with company software and programs such as Microsoft Office, Excel, Ag Code.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Must know how to operate and be able to show others how to operate equipment and implements such as tractor, mower, sprayer. Must be able to learn how to operate and calibrate sprayer, hydraulics, simple repairs, machine harvester, mechanical leafer, over-the-row hedger.

Physical Demands + Work Environment
Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds. Must be able to operate farming implements, large machinery, vehicles. Employee is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, farming chemicals and fertilizers. The employee will be exposed to seasonal weather conditions (summer heat, cold weather, rain).
Applications
This job description is not limited to the duties described and may be subject to change as needed. Salary will be commensurate with experience and the position will be filled before May 1, 2016. The Vineyard Manager at Bedell Cellars will report to the CEO (Trent Preszler) and Winemaker (Richard Olsen-Harbich), who report to the Owner (Michael Lynne). Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, salary history and three references to trent@bedellcellars.com. Application deadline is March 31, 2016. Bedell Cellars is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Cellar Assistant at Red Tail Ridge Winery

Posted: March 1, 2016

Company: Red Tail Ridge Winery

Location: 846 State Route 14, Penn Yan, NY

Salary: Based on experience

Type: Full-time, hourly wage

Job: grape and wine production

Starting Date: currently available

Job Summary: Full time position available at a 8,000 case, LEED gold certified winery on Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region of NY.  The successful candidate will be responsible for performing routine wine processing, bottling and cellar sanitation procedures.  The position will require participation in vineyard, and harvest/crush activities.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Processing and proper maintenance/storage of in-process wines.
  • Cleaning and maintenance of tanks and equipment
  • Assist with preparation and bottling procedures
  • Winery sanitation
  • Chemical and raw material inventory maintenance
  • Routine sensory and analytical testing of juice and wine.
  • Assist with vineyard maintenance and routine cultural practices
  • Routine fruit quality and maturation assessment
  • Assist with all harvest and crush activities
  • Production record keeping

 Prior experience, qualifications and/or skills:

  • Prior experience with winery equipment operation and maintenance is required
  • Prior harvest experience is preferred
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills required

Application Procedure:  Send a resume and references to: Red Tail Ridge Winery, 846 State Route 14, Penn Yan, NY  14527

Phone: 315-536-4580

Fax: 315-536-6861

Email: tastingroom@redtailridgewinery.com

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

 

Tasting Room Manager at White at White Horse Winery

Posted: February 17, 2016

Company Description
White Horse Winery is a new winery located in Southern New Jersey about 25 minutes from both Philadelphia and Atlantic City. We are dedicated to producing premium quality, old-world style wines. Situated on bucolic 60 acre farm our winery has a gorgeous first class tasting room and outdoor quad and aspires to raise the bar for New Jersey wines and the winery experience. We first began making wine for White Horse in 2013, recently completed construction and will be opening our tasting room this spring. This is a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a winery poised for significant growth in the coming years.
Job Description
White Horse Winery is currently seeking a dynamic and experienced Tasting Room Manager with a knowledge of wine, sales and marketing, customer service and proven managerial experience in the wine industry. The tasting room manager will work together with our team leaders to achieve our sales and business goals. The manager will be responsible for developing and implementing programs for the tasting room staff, exhibit exemplary leadership skills and exceptional customer service.
Position Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Interviewing prospective tasting room staff
  • Management and training of tasting room staff
  • Working with the rest of the management team to design and implement programs to help meet sales and other goals
  • Inventory management
  • Ensuring the tasting room is a clean and comfortable environment for guests
  • Wine Club management
  • Event planning
  • Marketing initiatives
  • Mastery of POS system
  • Tasting room staff scheduling
  • Basic knowledge of vineyards, wine making and wines and willingness to learn more

Professional Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • College degree in business management, hospitality or wine marketing preferred. We will consider individuals with 5 or more years of prior experience in wine hospitality or a related field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact with a wide range of contacts.
  • Organized with the ability to follow through on projects with minimal supervision.
  • Managerial minded and detail oriented.
  • Enthusiastic, friendly and professional in person and on the telephone.
  • Must be comfortable working with computers, MS word and excel.
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including weekends.
  • Must be able to stand on your feet for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

To apply, please send resume to: BJ@whitehorsewinery.com with the words, “Tasting Room Manager” in the subject line.

 

Vineyard & Winery Help Wanted (Fincastle, VA)

Posted: February 11, 2016

VIRGINIA MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS AND WINERY (VMV), 4204 OLD FINCASTLE ROAD, FINCASTLE, VA 24090

Winery is seeking a highly motivated individual for a full time operations specialist.  Duties and responsibilities cover the full range of vineyard and winery activities.  VMV is a class A farm winery registered with the TTB and Virginia ABC, first established in 1998.  Located on a USDA registered farm of 92 acres, the ten acre vineyard consists of five varieties of Vitis vinifera grape vines.

This position requires a nine month probationary period to cover each unique facet of the vineyard/winery operations which are seasonal and time specific.

This is a salaried position which requires occasional shifts of work week days and/or hours necessitated by vineyard growth patterns and weather conditions and operational needs of winery to successfully conduct both onsite and offsite activities and sales. Will train the right candidate, however preference is given to persons with experience in any or all of the following duties.  Applicant must be over 21 due to ABC regulations.

DUTIES:

Equipment Maintenance:

  • oil, lubrication, belts, sharpening mower blades (tractor, zero turn mower, gator, air compressors, generators, truck, and chainsaws)
  • swapping out tractor implements

Vineyard:

  • winter vine pruning
  • canopy management
  • Spring pruning and leaf-pulling
  • Cluster thinning
  • Vineyard spraying – chemical application of fungicides, herbicides and insecticides with knowledge of use and safe handling is required
  • Grape harvest (picking, carrying lugs, finding help)
  • Processing/crushing grapes
  • Vineyard post replacement / trellis wire repair
  • Electric fence maintenance
  • Disease management (monitoring and control)

Landscaping:

  • Leaf removal
  • Mowing grass (zero turn mower) and edging
  • Fertilizing landscape plants
  • Trimming trees/bushes
  • Laying mulch
  • Cleaning walkways / brush removal

Events Center:

  • HVAC duct installation/removal when necessary for events
  • Assist with large tent installation + removal (seasonal)
  • Infrastructure improvement (some small improvements and repairs)
  • Heat welding vinyl tent repairs

Winery:

  • making wine, from initial analysis of juice to adjusting chemistry for proper nutrients and balance to yeast inoculation
  • Wine tank pump-over transfers
  • Filtering wine
  • Bottling wine
  • Cleaning tanks and other winery equipment
  • Stacking pallets with wine cases
  • Inventory control

Events:

  • Preparation for on-site events including set-up take-down of tables/chairs
  • Tasting room staffing (wine tastings)
  • Supporting wine tastings at local stores
  • Delivery of wine to local stores
  • Wine festival setup, operations, sales, and breakdown

Business:

  • Generating ideas for new on-site and remote events

Contact: David at: Phone: 540-473-2979 or Email: info@vmvines.com; http://www.vmvines.com

 

Wine Grape Marketing Extension Specialist (Purdue)

Posted: February 11, 2016

The Wine Grape Marketing Extension Specialist serves as a member of the Purdue Wine Grape Team and is responsible for developing marketing, basic business planning, media relations, and public relations programs to enhance the economic development of the Indiana wine and grape industry.

Responsibilities: The Wine Grape Marketing Extension Specialist will be an integral member of the Purdue Wine Grape Team and will participate in Team activities including Extension workshops, conferences, publications, and on-­-site winery visits. The Wine Grape Marketing Extension Specialist will promote the Indiana wine industry to consumers throughout the state. Management of volunteer-­-based wine education activities such as the Indiana State Fair and Vintage Indiana is expected. The Wine Grape Marketing Extension Specialist will serve as a point of contact for media and state agencies regarding the Indiana wine industry. Maintaining knowledge about the Indiana wineries through frequent visits and communication is essential. The position may serve as a liaison between wineries and state agencies to assist in matters of compliance and regulations. Education and training of Indiana winery/grape industry personnel in marketing, basic business planning, state and federal regulations, and promotion principles to help them enhance their wine sales will be an essential responsibility of the Wine Grape Marketing Extension Specialist. Preparation of Extension education materials such as videos and printed materials, writing Associate Press style press releases, speaking to the news media, developing newsletters, and maintaining a social media presence and websites is expected. The Wine Grape Marketing

Extension Specialist will manage the Marketing budget, under the guidance of the Director of the Wine Grape Council. Pursuit of outside funding to supplement the budget is expected. The Wine Grape Marketing Extension Specialist will prepare activity reports for the Indiana Wine Grape Council. An additional responsibility will be to supervise undergraduate student interns.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a college degree (B.S./B.A./MBA) in a field related to Marketing, Public Relations, Communication, and Agricultural Business. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential including public speaking and experience working with the news media. While individual creativity in marketing, business planning, and promotion is critical to success in the position, the ability to work as a team-­-oriented member of the Purdue Wine Grape Team to develop and deliver educational Extension programs to diverse audiences is essential. The successful candidate must qualify for a volunteer bartender’s license and must complete Server Training. Knowledge of wine and the wine industry, including state and federal laws and rules is not required, but preferred. Knowledge of agriculture including an understanding and appreciation of agricultural industries, state agencies, the Cooperative Extension Service, and consumer trends such as local foods and direct marketing will be valuable skills. Professional experience and demeanor in alignment with branding to elevate the stature of Indiana wines to increase market share and perception in the marketplace for tourism, restaurants, and retail sales is highly desirable. Time management skills and a professional personality that engenders a friendly, welcoming relationship with the Indiana wine/grape industry and the public is imperative.

Application Procedure: Applications may be submitted to

http://purdue.taleo.net/careersection/wl/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=295680&src=JB-­-16340Reviews will begin February 15, 2016 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Wine Grape Marketing Extension Specialist

 

Vineyard Manager/Viticulture Instructor at Highland Community College (Wamego, KS)

Posted: February 3, 2016

Summary: This position is responsible for maintaining the college vineyards in collaboration with the V & E Program Director. In addition, this position includes a teaching load of 3- 9 credits per semester (and possibly one course during summer) depending upon demand and time availability. Finally, the position will assist in research and extension duties for the Kansas grape and wine industry as well as workshop teaching/hosting.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Collaborate with V&E Department to manage and perform day-to-day activities at HCC Vineyards year around.
  2. Maintain vineyard equipment and manage vineyard students/interns. Report any major maintenance needs or equipment abnormalities to V&E Program Director.
  3. Teach up to 3-9 credits of courses each semester and potentially one course during the summer. Conducting field workshops may count as partial credit hour teaching load.
  4. Serve as a vineyard extension agent including consulting for the Kansas grape and wine industry and attendance at some national industry conferences.
  5. Assist with technical information pertaining to curriculum review and development within the department and at VESTA Annual Summit.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Responsible for supervision of students in class setting.  May supervise student workers/interns. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or higher in viticulture, horticulture, enology, or related field required. Master’s Degree preferred. Experience working in a vineyard is essential. Experience with hybrid grape varieties and mechanized vineyard operations preferred. Computer literacy required. Must be able to operate tractors and other equipment associated with vineyards. Must be able to operate with a minimum of supervision. Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Contact: Request application packet from: humanresources@highlandcc.edu or 785-442-6144.

Program Information: The HCC V&E Program is located in Wamego, KS (www.visitwamego.com).  HCC currently has 5000 vines planted, 500 of which are a trial plot.  The College has a licensed, bonded winery on the Wamego Campus.  The program is managed by Scott Kohl, who grew up on a farm in western Kansas.  HCC V&E offers degrees and certificates in both Viticulture and Enology as well as serves as the Kansas member of VESTA (www.vesta-usa.org).  For more information about the program, check the program website (www.highlandcc.edu/pages/grapes) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/hccve).  Highland Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Winemaker Position at Post Winery (Atlus, Arkansas)

Posted: December 22, 2015

Winemaker Position at Post Winery, Inc., the Regions Largest Vineyards and Winery located in Altus, Arkansas. Salary Competitive CWE Benefits

Qualifications:

  • Possess a degree in Enology, Viticulture, Chemistry or related field.
  • Three plus years experience with practical and technical aspects of the winemaking process including harvest, fermentation, cellar work and winemaking analysis.
  • Proficiency in all manner of high-end winemaking equipment, techniques, and processes. Knowledge of wine bottling equipment, techniques and processes.
  • Oversee grape receiving, crushing, pressing, and wine production during harvest. Conduct wine tastings, evaluations and treatments throughout the winemaking process.
  • Keep accurate notes on the winemaking process for each wine produced.
  • Work with management to prepare and adhere to department budgets.
  • Order and maintain inventory of all production supplies.
  • Write “new release” info on every wine when bottled for use in sales.
  • Oversee all laboratory testing and procedures.
  • Lead the sensory analysis and blending of all wines.
  • Research and develop winemaking techniques and trials to improve wine quality.
  • Develop and refine cellar maintenance and sanitation procedures.
  • Strict adherence to safety procedures and able to instruct team on all safety measures. Competency in use of software for tracking tools.
  • Strict adherence to state and federal regulations.
  • Monthly Tax Reporting and Compliance e.g. 702
  • Leadership and management skills.
  • Friendly, respectful, professional demeanor and ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Lead public and private tours as needed.
  • Continually look to innovate winemaking and production and adapt to changing market conditions.

 

Type of Work: Full Time

 

Salary Information: Competitive Salary CWE, Benefits

Contact Information: Post Winery, Inc., Tina Post

 

Sales Operations Manager at SpringGate Vineyard and Brewery

Posted: October 22, 2015

Spring Gate is a rapidly growing and leading Winery and Brewery in Central Pennsylvania, it is looking for a full time management person who can run the Sales Operations for the Vineyard and Brewery, including its location in Linglestown and other future locations.  The position will report to the owner, with multiple assistant managers reporting to the position.  The regular schedule for this position is Wednesday through Monday Morning.  We are looking for an experienced manager of a tasting room, restaurant, or other equivalent position that included operations, setup and sales to guests/customers.

Top Level Responsibilities Include:

  • Organizing and execution of the logistics of the opening and running of each facility (currently Wednesday-Sunday) with staff, including stocking
  • Organizing and execution of the logistics of the opening and running of the onsite festivals
  • Organizing and execution of the logistics of six to ten off-site wine/beer (normally weekend) festivals locally
  • Organizing and execution of the logistics and operation of private events, with the private event staff
  • Organize and execution of the logistics and operation of 1-2 farmer’s markets.
  • Interview, paperwork and training of new subordinate staff members
  • Coordination with finance, marketing, and production groups

Contact: Marty Schoffstall (717-902-9762 or schoff@gmail.com)

HARVEST INTERN/ASSISTANT WINEMAKER POSITION AT GRACE WINERY

Posted: September 17, 2015

Grace Winery in the Brandywine Valley is looking for a harvest intern/assistant winemaker for the 2015 harvest.  The temporary position (possibility to become permanent) will be a paid position and duties will include assisting the winemaker with receiving and processing fruit, monitoring fermentations, and basic lab analysis among other tasks.  Housing available if needed.  Please contact Sean Kramer at info@gracewinery.com for further information.

FULL-TIME WINEMAKER POSITION OPEN AT ADAMS COUNTY WINERY
Posted: August 27, 2015

Adams County Winery (8 miles west of Gettysburg) is seeking a full-time winemaker. The position of winemaker includes all aspects of 30,000 g. wine production including but not limited to supervising cellar staff; coordinating with estate vineyard staff and outside sources; bench/blending trials, teaching home wine-making classes; attending wine events; active involvement with safety committee and safe winery operations; sanitation of all equipment and facility; topping and racking; filtration; on-site bottling; lab analysis; maintenance of equipment; forklift operation; crush; record-keeping of cellar operations; inventory management of supplies, bulk wine, and case goods.
Qualifications: A degree in Enology or related science field is preferred, but can be substituted with comparable experience along with a minimum of 5 years winemaking experience. Must have excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Good interpersonal skills and a temperament to be comfortable working with winery staff, tasting room staff and office staff. Basic knowledge of office programs; able to lift up to 50 pounds.
Benefits:

  • Competitive wage
  • Paid Time Off
  • Medical

Required experience:

  • Winemaking: 5 years

Send resume and salary expectations to jobs@adamscountywinery.com.

HARVEST INTERN POSITION OPEN AT GROVEDALE WINERY
Posted: August 27, 2015

Grovedale Winery, located in Wyalusing, PA is looking for an intern for the 2015 harvest.  The internship will be a paid position and duties will include assisting the winemaker with receiving and processing fruit, monitoring fermentations, and basic lab analysis among other tasks.  Please contact Hillary Gary at hgary@grovedalewinery.com  or call (570)746-1400 for further information regarding this position.

 

CELLAR  POSITION OPEN AT ALLEGRO WINERY

 Posted: August 25, 2015
 Allegro Winery is seeking a unique individual for our cellar team.  Will train, although experience is a plus.  Please send fill out application at https://allegrowines.com/jobapplication.pdf and forward along with resume to info@allegrowines.com.

 

HEAD WINEMAKER AT FOLINO ESTATE, KUTZTOWN, PA

Posted: July 20, 2015

Folino Estate is seeking a full-time head winemaker. The position of winemaker includes all aspects of wine production.

These duties include but are not limited to the following:
-Working with Estate Vineyard and outside grape growers
-Overseeing in-house tastings & blending trials
-Attending all necessary wine events and tastings
-Willing to travel for outside events
-Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
-Sanitation of all equipment and facility
-Topping and racking
-Filtration
-Bottling equipment set up and sanitation
-All lab analysis
-Maintenance of cooperage, tanks, pumps, and other equipment
-Forklift operation
-Operation of all harvest equipment
-Monitoring fermentations with staff
-Yeast and ML bacteria inoculations
-Recordkeeping of cellar operations
-Inventory management of supplies, bulk wine, and case goods

Qualifications:
-A degree in Enology or related science field is preferred, but can be substituted with comparable experience along with a minimum of 5 years winemaking experience.
-Must have excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Good interpersonal skills and a temperament to be comfortable working with winery staff, tasting room staff and office staff.
-Basic knowledge of office programs

Benefits:
• Competitive wage
• Paid Time Off
• Medical, Dental
• Retirement plan

Contact:
Send cover letter and resumes to Marco Folino at Mfolino@folinoestate.com

 

SEASONAL PART-TIME CELLAR HAND FOR HARVEST 2015 AT PARADOCX VINEYARDS

Posted: July 7, 2015

A complete job description, with contact information, can be found here: http://www.paradocx.com/scripts/cpg.cfm/5 

 

VINEYARD TRACTOR/EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

Posted: May 26, 2015

Job Location: Montgomery County, PA

Job Description: Person to work in vineyard located in Montgomery county PA doing various machine and hand operations as required.

  • Able to operate tractors equipped with mowers, cultivators, hedgers etc. as well as backhoe, skid steer etc.
  • Able to work outside in all weather conditions and physically able to perform hand pruning etc.
  • Available to work extra hours as needed during harvest.
  • Valid PA driver’s license and reliable transportation required.
  • Full time, year around position with benefits. Immediate start.
  • Compensation based on experience.

Forward the below information with resume, references and salary requirements to George Tiboni at 215-680-6711 or gtiboni@spartanorg.com

  • Qualifications:
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  • Contact Information:
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LAB TECHNICIAN & WINEMAKING ASSISTANT

Posted: May 18, 2015

Job Location: Mount Pleasant PA 15666

Company: Greendance, The Winery at Sand Hill

Full-time, hourly paid position

Salary to be discussed, commensurate with experience and education.

Greendance is a Pennsylvania winery that makes both fruit and traditional wines. Their sister company, Sand Hill Berries, grows about 6 acres of grapes; many are University of Wisconsin cold-hardy varieties. All wines sold are made at the winery.

We are a small team, geared toward maintaining quality at every level.

We are looking for someone to join our production team as Lab Technician and Winemaking Assistant.

The ideal candidate will be a hardworking, self-motivated individual who will perform all aspects of lab analysis, assist in cellar duties and bottling, and perform our winemaking data entry. The candidate must be flexible and willing to perform tasks outside the normal realm of laboratory work. The position requires someone who is well organized, able to multi-task, perform to high standards under pressure and have fun in a challenging and engaging environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office a must.

Job Description:

  • Responsible for taking Daily Brix and Temps, sampling tanks.
  • Perform laboratory analysis on juice and wine as needed.
  • Keep legible and accurate lab records.
  • Work with cellar manager to monitor fermentations, including cleaning, sampling and some additions.
  • Keep winemaker, owners and cellar manager apprised of data.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in wine lab analysis, especially f/tSO2, pH, TA, °Brix by DMA and hydrometry, ebulliometry, and the ability to learn other analyses.
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently, and demonstrate accuracy and precision with analysis under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to analyze results, troubleshoot, and look for errors to be corrected.
  • Flexible work schedule and ability to work in a busy environment with potentially long hours, including weekends.
  • Ability to interact and communicate well with the whole team, including sales staff and owners. Must speak English.
  • A concentration or major in Enology should have been completed or in progress. Winery lab experience will be considered as well, if coursework has not been completed. Viticultural experience a plus.
  • A desire to learn and grow.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to quality, including maintenance of a clean and organized workspace.
  • Successful candidates should have the ability to stand for long periods of time and be able to lift 45 lbs. This position sometimes requires a high level of energy, and candidates should be aware of the physical demands. –

Please email (preferred) or fax resume and cover letter to Richard E. Lynn, 300 Deer Field Road, Mount Pleasant PA 15666 or at richardelynn@mac.com.  FAX #: 724-547-7319

 

ASSISTANT WINEMAKER AT WHITE HORSE WINERY (NJ)

Posted: May 4, 2015

Company Description
White Horse Winery is a new winery located in Southern New Jersey about 30 minutes from both Philladelphia and Atlantic City. We are dedicated to producing premium quality, old-world style wines. Situated on bucolic 40 acre farm our winery has a gorgeous first class tasting room and outdoor quad and aspires to raise the bar for the New Jersey wine and winery experience.

Responsibilities
This position is hands-on and requires technical knowledge of winemaking. Responsibilities cover a wide range of oversight and hands-on execution of operations from crush to bottle including (but not limited to):
• Fruit receipt, crushing, pressing, fermentation management
• Cellar operations including racking, transfers, barrel work, fining and various forms of filtration
• Lab analyses and maintenance and review of QC data and information
• Preparation of blends for bottling
• Bottling and packaging
• Record keeping throughout winemaking process

The candidate must be able to help organize and complete work in an effective and efficient manner with a focus on quality. Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize tasks is a necessity as is the desire to help craft quality wines.

The Assistant Wine Maker / Cellar Master will receive guidance from our head wine maker. Additionally, this position has the potential for growth and movement into a senior winemaking role.

Requirements

  • BA/BS or Graduate Diploma in Enology or similar field, or significant experience and training in wine production
  • 2-3 years experience required, 3-5 years preferred
  • Must possess interest in improving skills in all areas of wine production, including conducting experiments/trials.
  • Physically able to lift 50 pounds using safe procedures on a repetitive basis, and have no allergies or restrictions that would preclude handling, with proper safety equipment, materials such as SO2, ozone or any other material routinely present in an operating winery or laboratory.
  • Must be able to work overtime, nights and weekends as required for harvest, bottling or marketing events.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills a must
  • Must be certified to drive a forklift, ATV and other equipment as required for harvest.
  • Strong organizational, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent computer proficiency, verbal, oral and written communication skills
  • Experience abroad is highly regarded but not essential.
  • Mechanical ability preferred

Compensation
Salary commensurate with experience, comprehensive benefits available.

Applications
Send cover letter and resume to bj@whitehorsewinery.com and include Assistant Winemaker in the subject line.

 

ASSISTANT WINEMAKER AT BLAIR VINEYARDS

Re-posted: March 3, 2015

Blair Vineyards, 99 Dietrich Valley Road, Kutztown, PA 19539

Job description:
Blair vineyard is a first generation family owned winery located in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Dedicated to producing fine vitis vinifera wines, with a strong focus on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, our estate grown grapes are processed in our gravity flow winery with great care and passion. We are now seeking a very motivated assistant winemaker, who shares our enthusiasm for the viticultural potential of the region, and has a good knowledge of winemaking, laboratory, and all cellar operation practices. This is a hands-on position; the assistant winemaker will report to the owner/winemaker and winemaking consultant. Current production is about 5000 cases.

Qualifications:
Education: 2-4 year degree in winemaking or related degree program (Enology, Fermentation Science, Biology, Food Sciences, Chemistry)
Work Experience:  at least two vintages in a cellar is strongly preferred
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Manages and contributes to all wine process operations
• Ensures production plans and quality parameters are met
• Supervises cellar crew and assign cellar work during harvest
• Monitoring of all wine lots
• Logistics for all winery supplies
• Perform in house lab tests and adjust when needed
• Works with winemaker on harvest, blending, and bottling decisions
• Prepares wines for bottling and runs bottling equipment with assistance
• Occasionally assists the tasting room and with external wine representations

Other Qualifications and Requirements:
• Excellent organizational skills; great attention to details
• Strong technical, sensory and analytical skills
• Good supervisory skills
• Good communication and presentation skills
• Aptitude with MS Excel and Word
• Valid Driver’s License and clean DMV record required
• Required to be at least 21 years of age

Working Conditions:
• Must be able to occasionally work weekends and extended hours during peak production periods
• Ability to stand for long periods, climb stairs and work at heights
• Lift up to 50 lbs

Application Requirements:
• Cover letter
• Resume
• 3 references

Contact: Please send Application Requirements to Rich Blair at rblair@blairvineyards.com. Experience is necessary for this position.

 

 

HARVEST WORKER INTERNSHIP AT BLAIR VINEYARDS

Posted: March 3, 2015

Blair Vineyards seeks highly motivated, self-starting individuals for its 2014 harvest team. Blair Vineyards is a small lot, premium vinifera vineyard focusing on Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. We are situated on 30 acres of estate vineyards in the Lehigh Valley AVA, Berks County, SE Pennsylvania.

This position starts in mid to late August and goes through the end of November.  It is a full time position during that period.

As a Harvest Worker, you will assist the production and winemaking staff with all harvest-related activities. This can include but is not limited to:

Cellar Duties:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing tanks, presses, hoses, and other winery equipment.
  • Pumpovers and punch downs.
  • Draining, emptying and pressing must from tanks.
  • Barrel work and topping.
  • Assist full time crew with receiving fruit; crushing/de-stemming.
  • Wine movements (racking, transfers).
  • General winery cleaning.

Lab Duties:

  • Sampling, lab analysis.
  • Chemical additions.
  • Yeast and ML inoculations, nutrient additions.

We are looking for hard working candidates, with a positive attitude and ability to multi-task in a busy environment. The ideal candidate must pay close attention to detail, be committed to quality and passionate about wine! Previous harvest experience is preferred, but not a requirement. The salary is $11 per hour.

Ability to lift or move up to 55 pounds is required. Shift work and overtime required. Ability to read and follow work orders. Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently. Must work safely around moving equipment and electricity. Forklift abilities helpful but not required. A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is also required.

CONTACT: Rich Blair at 610-683-8463 or rblair@blairvineyards.com

 

 

VINEYARD AND WINERY ASSISTANT

Posted: February 16, 2015

Shelburne Vineyard in Shelburne, VT (http://shelburnevineyard.com/)

SV is a well established winery committed to growing and making the highest quality Vermont wine. We are located just a few miles south of Burlington, the region’s vibrant urban community. We work predominantly with cold hardy varieties including Louise Swenson, LaCrescent, Marquette, and Petite Pearl, but also a small amount of Vidal Blanc and Riesling. This is a full time position with time split between vineyard and winery responsibilities. Successful applicants should be prepared to work extended hours appropriate to seasonal demands. If you are a motivated and collaborative individual with an exceptional work ethic looking for a great career opportunity, then this position is right for you.
Qualifications

  • At least 1yr experience and/or education in viticulture and enology
  • Skillful in operation of tractors, farm equipment, trucks and trailers, and a fork lift
  • Must be able to lift 60lbs
  • Ability to work long hours in potential adverse weather conditions
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean record
  • Basic mathematical proficiency
  • Good communication skills
  • Capable of giving and receiving directions

Vineyard responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working directly with Vineyard Manager in day to day vineyard operations
  • Winter pruning and seasonal canopy management
  • Managing a crew of vineyard workers
  • Sprayer calibration and spray application
  • Transportation of equipment
  • Assisting with all aspects of harvest

Winery responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working directly with Winemaker in day to day winery operations
  • Fermentation monitoring
  • Racking and blending
  • Filtering
  • Winery sanitation
  • Bottling

Contact: Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter along with at least two professional references to: Ethan Joseph, Vineyard Manager/Winemaker (ejoseph@shelburnevineyard.com)
Accepting applications until March 10th or until position is filled. Start date is immediate.
Salary and benefits based on experience.

 

 

WINEMAKER AT GRACE WINERY

Posted: February 11, 2015

Grace Winery: 50 Sweetwater Rd., Glen Mills, PA 19342 (www.gracewinery.com)

Job description:
Grace winery is a newly established winery in the Brandywine Valley. Current production consists of dry vitis vinifera wines, with a strong focus on Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Bordeaux Reds. We are now seeking an experienced winemaker to join our team.  This is a hands-on position with the winemaker being responsible for all aspects of winemaking, including lab and cellar work. The winemaker will report to the Winery/Vineyard Manager and winemaking consultant. Our current production is 1200 cases/year with room to grow.  The qualified applicant will have a degree in winemaking or equivalent experience.

Duties and Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) overseeing all wine process operations, monitoring of all wine from crush to bottling, maintaining a clean working environment, ordering, lab work, sharing information with staff to relay to guests about the wine and production.

The ideal applicant will possess an attention to detail as well as excellent communication and computer skills and the ability to work alongside others.

  • A Valid Driver’s License and clean DMV record are required
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be able to work weekends and extended hours during peak production periods
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Salary based on experience
  • Housing available

Contact: Please send a cover letter, resume and references to Sean Kramer at info@gracewinery.com. Experience is necessary for this position.

 

 

UMQUA COMMUNITY COLLEGE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF THE SOUTHERN OREGON WINE INSTITUTE/ENOLOGY INSTRUCTOR

Posted: January 15, 2015

Salary: $50,244.00/year

Opening Date: November 21, 2014

Closing Date: Continuous
Job Description:
TITLE: Associate Director of the Southern Oregon Wine Institute/Enology Instructor
RANGE: B
DEPARTMENT: Viticulture and Enology
CLASSIFICATION: Administrative
RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of the Southern Oregon Wine Institute

For more information regarding the general roles of this position and application instructions, please visit: http://owri.oregonstate.edu/content/associate-director-southern-oregon-wine-instituteenology-instructor

 

 

ASSISTANT WINEMAKER AT BLAIR VINEYARDS

Posted: January 5, 2015

Blair Vineyards, 99 Dietrich Valley Road, Kutztown, PA 19539

Job description:
Blair vineyard is a first generation family owned winery located in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Dedicated to producing fine vitis vinifera wines, with a strong focus on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, our estate grown grapes are processed in our gravity flow winery with great care and passion. We are now seeking a very motivated assistant winemaker, who shares our enthusiasm for the viticultural potential of the region, and has a good knowledge of winemaking, laboratory, and all cellar operation practices. This is a hands-on position; the assistant winemaker will report to the owner/winemaker and winemaking consultant. Current production is about 5000 cases.

Qualifications:
Education: 2-4 year degree in winemaking or related degree program (Enology, Fermentation Science, Biology, Food Sciences, Chemistry)
Work Experience:  at least two vintages in a cellar is strongly preferred
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Manages and contributes to all wine process operations
• Ensures production plans and quality parameters are met
• Supervises cellar crew and assign cellar work during harvest
• Monitoring of all wine lots
• Logistics for all winery supplies
• Perform in house lab tests and adjust when needed
• Works with winemaker on harvest, blending, and bottling decisions
• Prepares wines for bottling and runs bottling equipment with assistance
• Occasionally assists the tasting room and with external wine representations

Other Qualifications and Requirements:
• Excellent organizational skills; great attention to details
• Strong technical, sensory and analytical skills
• Good supervisory skills
• Good communication and presentation skills
• Aptitude with MS Excel and Word
• Valid Driver’s License and clean DMV record required
• Required to be at least 21 years of age

Working Conditions:
• Must be able to occasionally work weekends and extended hours during peak production periods
• Ability to stand for long periods, climb stairs and work at heights
• Lift up to 50 lbs

Application Requirements:
• Cover letter
• Resume
• 3 references

Contact: Please send Application Requirements to Rich Blair at rblair@blairvineyards.com. Experience is necessary for this position.

 

 

SHOP MANAGER, ASSISTANT MANAGER, and WINE REPRESENTATIVE POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT WALTZ VINEYARDS

Posted: October 3, 2014

In Spring, 2015 Waltz Vineyards will open a third location in Kitchen Kettle Village, Intercourse PA.  Our wine shop will be housed in a cute little barn near The Village Quilts Shop and Country Life. We will be hiring customer experience specialists to fill the following positions:

  • Shop Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Wine Representatives

Contact: If you are interested, please forward a resume to info@waltzvineyards.com.  We plan to begin the interview and training process in October, 2014.

 

 

HEAD and ASSISTANT WINEMAKER POSITIONS

Posted: August 4, 2014

Location: Altoona, PA (Oak Spring Winery)

Contact: Scott Schraff at 814-946-3799

 

 

TASTING ROOM ASSISTANT (2 POSITIONS)

Posted: July 22, 2014

Location: Kennett Square, PA (Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery)

Job Description:

Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery is seeking two charismatic hires to work in the tasting room as part of the sales team as well as assisting the winemaker during harvest. Compensation is negotiable. This is a great opportunity for local students seeking internships or for someone seeking part time employment! Galer Estate is a boutique winery located in Chester County, PA. Blending art, science and nature the winery has received 70+ national and international awards since opening their doors in 2011. Responsibilities:

  • Comprehension of wine tasting menu, pouring wine tastings and educating guests about the brand and wines provided
  • Providing outstanding customer service to each guest and ensuring each experience at the tasting room is unique and of the highest standards
  • Aiding the winemaker during harvest
  • Following company standards and protocols

Requirements:

  • Flexible availability including weekends and holidays
  • At least 18 years of age, 21 is preferred
  • Ability to lift at least 35lbs
  • Employee will need to be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Professional appearance, demeanor and outgoing personality
  • Service industry experience is preferred
  • Team player and self-motivated
  • Resume with three professional references

Contact: If there are any questions, please contact Virginia Mitchell (virginia@galerestate.com ) or Josh Towber (Joshua@galerestate.com).

 

 

ASSISTANT WINEMAKER

Posted: July 17, 2014

Location: Wyalusing, PA (Grovedale Winery)

Job Description:

This position represents a great opportunity to become part of a growing team in a small premium winery. Incumbent will report directly to the Winemaker and will perform all functions of winery operations such as crushing, pressing, fermenting, racking tanks, lab analysis, cleaning and sanitation, filtering, and bottling. The position will also involve some working in the adjacent brewery, no brewery experience required. A great opportunity for the right person to get experience with winemaking and brewing. This is a physically demanding job that requires repeated lifting up to 50 pounds, stooping, bending, entering confined work spaces, standing for up to 8 hours a day, and climbing ladders.

This is a full-time job, year around. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Contact: Jeff Homer (Owner and Winemaker at Grovedale Winery). Send resume by email to info@grovedalewinery.com or fax to 570-504-2793.

 

 

ASSISTANT WINEMAKER

Posted: June 3, 2014

Location: Balderdash Cellars (Pittsfield, Massachusetts)

Job Description:

This position represents a very unique opportunity to essentially run almost all aspects of a small, ultra-premium winery.  The winery sold out of wine in its first year and expects to grow to 4,000 cases over the next 3 years.  Both owners have full time jobs outside of the winery, and are looking for someone to run the day to day operations from production to laboratory analysis to marketing, and be instrumental in the growth plan.  The ideal candidate will not only have an extensive wine production background, but also have good business acumen and enjoy promoting a business.

  • Qualifications: degree in Enology/Viticulture or equivalent education and experience; valid drivers license; extensive harvest experience; ability to lift 50 lbs.; creative, hard worker, positive attitude.
  • Responsibilities: coordinate fruit shipments from CA to MA; coordinate all aspect of production; perform laboratory analyses; work in tasting room; market and promote winery; lead bottling activities; participate in blending trials; maintain barrels

Contact: Christian Hansen (Owner and Winemaker at Balderdash Cellars) at 413-464-429 or balderdashcellars.com.

 

 

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