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Production Winemaker (sparkling wine emphasis)

Constellation Brands

Acampo, CA

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Job Description

Position Summary

The position of Production Winemaker will play a critical role in the day-to-day operations of the Winery. This position is part of a team that manages getting our wines to packaging, making sparkling wine, and Ready to Drink Products. You will work closely with other members of the winemaking team, different departments (Lab, Operations, Maintenance and Administrative) as well as other CBI Operations facilities to meet the production needs of our brands.

* Execute blend to bottle winemaking operations to meet production demands. This includes blend processing, Sparkling winemaking and RTD products
* Plan aging and processing steps required to meet deadlines
* Brand, blend, and surplus wine management
* Collaborate with all peer winemakers to ensure quality of their brands and wines
* Work as liaison with outside facilities to coordinate bulk transfer of wines to meet bottling schedules
* Review monthly samples of wine and products to ensure they are sound and aging appropriately. Act to mitigate any spoilage
* Review bulk wines for suitability as blending components
* Assist in the execution of all harvest related activities from grape through blending
* Learn and further develop winemaking skills
* Ensure appropriate record keeping for legal compliance with Federal and State regulations

Minimum Qualifications
* Bachelor's Degree in Enology, Food Science, Chemistry or related field
* 3-5 years' experience in production winemaking
* Practical knowledge of medium to large scale cellar operations
* Must understand all laboratory analysis used for winemaking and the impact of the results
* Knowledge of Government Regulations- specifically TTB and state regulations on alcoholic beverage production, distribution, and packaging
* Able to organoleptically evaluate wines and other products
* Strong organizational, planning, and presentation skills
* Ability to use different types of business software and MS suite products

Preferred Qualifications
* Experience with Sparkling winemaking
* Exposure to RTD products

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
* Work Environment:

* Busy Office Environment
* Works outdoors/indoors
* Works in warm/cold climates
* Works in high places
* Works on wet surfaces
* Is exposed to loud noise, fumes and/or toxic chemicals
* Works near moving, mechanical parts and lift truck traffic
* Must be able to move up to 55 lbs
* Primary office environment may be warehouse/distribution setting
* Must be able to work long hours, weekends, and holidays, especially during harvest season

* Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time and work on a computer for extended periods. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Acampo, California

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Job Type
Full time

Job Area
Viticulture & Winemaking

Equal Opportunity

Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).

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Job Posted:
Thursday, April 22nd
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Full Time
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