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Posted March 6th

Enologist

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Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits

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Posted March 6th

Enologist

CHEERS! Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits is currently seeking an Enologist to join our California-based team.

The Enologist will be responsible for production and winemaking support for several of our brands and will report directly to the Head of Production.

The position is further responsible to support our production cost accounting function and will deal directly with our supply partners, co-packing partners and vendors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prevents/identifies/treats problem wines
  • Visits and works closely with wine supply partners and third parties
  • Prepares and adheres to customer specifications and pro-formas
  • Provides samples, analysis, inventory data and other information as needed
  • Participates in tastings
  • Maintains finished wine inventory
  • Maintain updated volumes in bulk wine inventory
  • Writes work orders if needed
  • Researches and recommends winemaking/processing aids and equipment
  • Preparing and packaging sample for AFS shipping samples and Approval samples
  • Preparing and organizing tastings for winemaking
  • Making digital copies of Winemaking paperwork and storing it on the server
  • Good communication skills, open and clear communication with sample pullers, Winemaking and Laboratory
  • Ability to prioritize workflow and change priorities when needed
  • Ability to work independently and to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to sample and make sensory evaluations during the harvest period
  • Experienced sensory capabilities and able to work collectively as part of the winemaking team
  • Work with our co-packing partner to ensure that all projects are planned and completed in a timely fashion
  • Maintain accurate production and manufacturing records
  • Knowledge of production costing methods
  • Willingness to be mentored by senior winemakers and/or winemaking consultants
  • Willingness and ability to drive and spend extended time at remote winemaking and production facilities
  • Interface with the Head of Production on any issues on a regular basis

    Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong sense of urgency to meet winemaking and production deadlines
  • Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot in order to avoid issue escalation
  • Computer skills and to be familiar with wine data management software
  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to develop relationships with our supply vendors, service vendors and interdepartmental teams
  • Ability to work independently from a home office
  • Willingness to embody company values: Passion for quality results, Professionalism, Project Ownership, Teamwork, Zeal for Learning and Cultivation of Talent

    Required Experience:
  • 0-2 years of cellar work
  • Production winemaking experience preferred

    Required Education:
  • 4-year Bachelor of Applied Science (Enology)