Anne Amie Vineyards
Anne Amie Vineyards, located in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley outside of Carlton, is seeking a creative enologist that is dedicated to crafting fine Pinot noir. Our focus is on producing complex, terroir-driven wines made with minimal handling. Cool weather varieties fill our portfolio of wines, with a focus on Pinot noir, Pinot blanc, and Pinot gris. Visit our website: www.anneamie.com for more information on our history, wines, vineyards and our passion for excellence.
The enologist position is a “hands on” role, which includes database management, laboratory, bottling and harvest duties, tank and barrel lot tracking, as well as cellar duties. The employee will report to the production winemaker, and director of winemaking. They will liaise with all winery staff as needed.
The ideal employee will be a team player willing to work outside of the job description and also represent the winery at functions, tastings and in the tasting room as needed. Sense of humor and desire for continuing education a plus, as is a keen palate and a passion for experimentation.
• BS in Enology or Fermentation Science, and at least five prior vintages in a winery setting, preferably with experience in cool weather varietals.
• Familiarity with database entry. Excel skills required.
• Must have practical working knowledge in basic laboratory practices: wine analysis, stability bench trials, as well as tracking, and managing lab trials.
• Collects and prepares juice and/or wine samples for analysis and tastings, reporting all observations to manager.
• Perform trials of winemaking techniques or materials as directed by winemaker, and manage results and reporting.
• Inventories lab supplies and chemicals.
• Participate in wine tasting at all stages throughout the winemaking process and evaluate and assist in making recommendations on treatments.
• Work as a team with winemakers on all blends to ensure wines are being adequately prepared and bottling requirements are met on time.
• Assist in supervising and physically executing day to day cellar operations, including harvest, barrel, bottling preparation, sanitation, and cellar organization and cleanliness.
• Manage topping and keg programs, issue on time work orders.
• Confirm barrel maintenance is completed per directives each month.
• Attention to detail, well-organized and able to manage priorities and work flow with good time management skills. Must be able to work well under pressure during harvest
with the ability to prioritize and multi-task as needed.
• Ability to work well in both individual and group settings with minimal supervision.
• Forklift operation a must and tractor experience a plus.
• Good oral and written communication skills. Spanish language skills a plus.
• Physically able to lift at least 50 pounds.
• Must be able to work overtime, nights and weekends as required for harvest or bottling. Must be able to travel to represent the winery at conferences and events that require
interaction with customers.
• Operate, maintain and assist in repair of winery equipment.
• General knowledge of plumbing, electrical, and some mechanical aptitude.
• Assist in tastings and tours of the facility as necessary.
• No consulting, private labels, or other conflicts of interest permitted.