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Enologist

Napa Valley, CA

Job Description:

SUMMARY
Performs all lab analysis, related data entry and reporting to the highest standards. Supervises full-time lab technician and harvest lab staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Works under minimal supervision to perform and document lab tests year round to ensure maximum wine quality and accurate inventories.
•Maintains the lab in general including supplies, inventories, standard operating procedures and equipment.
•Accurately reports all analysis including data entry in Winemaker’s Database and excel spreadsheets.
•Responsible for training and supervising lab technician and seasonal harvest lab staff.
•Responsible for supervising the collection and preparation of samples for regular tastings and trials.
•Responsible for maintaining bottling quality control by performing standard checks and analysis.
•Supervises, performs and documents quality control testing of corks, labels, and other items as identified; participates on cork sensory panel.
•Assists in the cellar as needed including but not limited to barrel work, racking, blending, filtering, and chemical additions.
•Assists where required during busy harvest season; works long hours as required at harvest.
•Leads and/or assists with tours or off site events as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:
•Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in related field or equivalent.
•Minimum three years’ experience in winery lab, one year Enologist I experience strongly
preferred.
•Supervisory experience.
•Skilled in MS office and winery database applications.
•Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow.
•Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees.
•Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
•Strong interpersonal skills.
•Working knowledge of data collection, data analysis, evaluation, and scientific method.
•Experience with laboratory environment, equipment, and safety procedures.
•Experience in research and development, including understanding of statistical analysis.
•Valid drivers license with clean record.
•Spanish language skills a plus.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
•Able to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis.
•Able to walk, kneel, bend, and stand.
•Able to see, taste and smell.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, June 20th
Type of Work:
Full Time