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Winemaking Associate

Garrison Creek Cellars

Walla Walla, WA

Job Description:

Garrison Creek Cellars is seeking the next addition to our full-time staff, to assist in various aspects of the business as we experience continued sales growth. The person in this role will work directly with our Head and Assistant Winemakers on all aspects of production including cellar maintenance, routine barrel monitoring, testing, topping, facility cleaning, and assisting in fruit processing, fermentation management, racking, and equipment maintenance. This role will also report to our General Manager, and regularly spend time leading tours of the winery, pouring/selling wine in the tasting room, and fulfilling shipping orders. As only the third full-time employee in the winery, flexibility, the willingness to handle multiple jobs, and interest in all aspects of the business are critical. Minor clerical, facility maintenance, cleaning, and other odd jobs as needed. Opportunity for advancement within the production team over time.

Demonstrated excellence in educational achievement, and enology/wine education required, on-the-job production experience preferred. An ideal candidate will have a genuine enthusiasm for wine, willingness to do whatever is needed to pitch in and get the job done, and excellent ability to work as an integral part of a small team.

Competitive salary plus benefits

Winery Background
With its first vintage dating from 2001, Garrison Creek Cellars is a gravity flow winery, located in 45 foot timber-framed barn in the middle of our 300-acre estate Les Collines Vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley of southeastern Washington. The winery, owned and operated by the Murr family, produces handcrafted wines in small lots. With total production less than 1000 cases, the winery focuses primarily on Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, with several other small-lot wines made each year as well. Consistent 4-5 year aging before release with 100% new French oak produces muscular wines that are approachable at release, but built to age.

To apply please send a resume, cover letter, and transcripts from wine/enology post-secondary education.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Thursday, July 25th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Salary Information:
Competitive salray + benefits