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Assistant Winemaker 6 month Contract

Flanagan Vineyards

Healdsburg, CA

Job Description:

Flanagan Vineyards is currently looking for an assistant winemaker for a 6 month contract to run from Mid/ end June through the end of 2019. Ideal candidate will have at least 4-5 years experience in wine production with some previous experience as either a assistant winemaker, harvest assistant winemaker or cellar Master. Some formal education in Enology/ Viticuture or related field preferred. The ideal candidate will have a positive can do attitude, be highly motivated team player, as well as a quick and creative thinker.


POSITION TITLE: Assistant Winemaker (6 month Contract)
REPORTS TO: Director of Winemaking, Consulting winemaker, GM
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Assistant Winemaker is responsible for overseeing winery operations and working in conjunction with the Cellar Master execute production department’s directives. Expectations are to process roughly 40 tons White / Rose grapes and 60 + tons of Red grapes in the 2019 Vintage season.
TIME FRAME: Mid to End June through December 2019 with possible extension.


KEY RESPONSIBILITITES:
Winemaking

•  Oversee daily, monthly, and final analysis of wines
•  Maintain productions books.
•  Create, Execute and enter in books, and file work orders.
•  Coordinate with custom crush clients, both during and after harvest regarding processing, scheduling, bottling etc.
•  Maintain clean an organized cellar and winery.
•  Order and organize cellar chemicals and keep lot codes, as required by FDA regulations.
•  Run in house laboratory analysis and bench trials as needed.
•  Get wine amendments/additions approved as are needed
•  Cultivate new winemaking ideas and techniques
•  Evaluate wine quality
•  Ensure winemaking protocols are adhered to.
•  Create new protocols as needed
•  Organize and execute bottling runs for Flanagan and associated brands, as well as custom crush clients.
•  Oversee harvest, personnel
•  Oversee fulltime production and harvest crews
•  Mentor harvest interns and provide learning opportunities for them.
•  Maybe required to assist with quarterly inventory and government reporting

Vineyard
•  Organize collection and accuracy of vineyard data
•  Communicate and organize bin delivery and pickup
•  Weigh tag creation and filing
•  Schedule vineyard sampling and analysis

Personnel Management
•  Give regular feedback to production staff, keeping them up to date on cellar protocols. Emphasizing positive criticism and help them minimize poor practices.
•  Manage weekly production schedules
•  Involve production crew in vineyard operations whenever possible

Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to do the following:
•  Ability to lift up to 40 lbs
•  Walk, kneel, bend, and stand.

Compensation
DOE

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Tuesday, June 11th
Type of Work:
Full Time
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