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Assistant Winemaker

Paradise Springs Winery

Clifton, VA

Job Description:

Assistant Winemaker

Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton, VA is a bi-coastal winery looking for a well-organized and highly motivated individual for the multifaceted position of assistant winemaker. This position in Virginia supports the winemaker directly with a wide scope covering, but no limited to wine production, lab analysis and vineyard activities in a top-notch winemaking facility.

Applicants need to be available full time, as well as on weekends during harvest (August-November) and also for private winery events (on-site and off-site).

Responsibilities:
*Clean and sanitize winery and winery equipment
*Execute lab analysis and recording all data in key documents
*Support fruit receiving and crush-pad operations during harvest
*Support execution of fermentation, fining, filtration and blending processes
*Drive a truck when needed to pick up fruit or winery supplies
*Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality and safety regulations
*General winery housekeeping duties
*Grounds maintenance support as needed
*Provide support for all bottling and inventory control
*Assist in dry goods inventory
*Support tasting room and member/ customer activities as needed
*Support vineyard operations when needed

Requirements, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

*Must be PROMPT!
*Must be able to lift 50 pounds
*Shows Initiative and is a quick learner
*Possess good verbal and written communication skills
*Experience working in the wine industry and with equipment
*Degree in Enology or related field a plus
*Dedicated and enthusiastic worker
*Strict adherence to safety and sanitation requirements
*Good customer service and communication skills
*Like to have fun!

Compensation:
Salaried wage DOE
Benefits including health insurance and 401k
40 hours per week, expectation of 40+ hours during harvest and during peak periods

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, June 21st
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Category:
Job Level:
Associate

Contact Information:

Paradise Springs Winery
Rob Cox