Cairdeas Winery is seeking a production enologist to join our small winemaking team. Cairdeas produces 6,000 cases annually and is located in Lake Chelan, (Manson) WA. This position will be at our newly built production facility where we make world class Rhône style wines.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Winemaker, this position will be responsible for all lab analysis and tracking in our lab, with a large percentage of this position’s time spent in the winery doing cellar work and sampling. Specific duties include, but are not limited to lab work, wine tracking, vineyard monitoring, general cellar work, winery maintenance, sensory, and lots of cleaning. Additional work in the vineyard and other areas of the winery are a possibility as well. During harvest, job duties will include grape receiving, sorting, crushing, pressing, rackings, pomace-transfers, juice and must additions, inoculations, punchdowns, barrel prep/filling, winery sanitation, lab work, forklifting, and other general winery operations.
• Degree in Enology, or related field
• Production winemaking experience
• Passionate about making world class wines
• Forklift experience
• Organized and detail-oriented
• Works effectively with people and is a team player
• Skills in MS Office and Innovint (or similar tracking system)
• Experience with Y15 Automatic Analyzer a plus but not required
Candidates must be flexible to work varying shifts, overtime, weekends, and must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. repeatedly.
If you would like to apply for this position please email your resume and a cover letter letting us know why you think you would be a good fit to work at Cairdeas.