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Winemaker

Door Peninsula Winery

Sturgeon Bay, WI

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Job Description:

Door Peninsula Winery, located in Door County Wisconsin (in the Wisconsin Ledge AVA), is seeking a winemaker/enologist to join our established production team. You will work under our Production Manager and alongside our current Winemaker and production staff. Our 2021 production was just over 70,000 cases. We make a diverse line up of wines that consist of fruit wines, traditional wines, blends, hard ciders, and meads. Our vineyard, production facility, and tasting room are located in Carlsville, Wisconsin.

Responsibilities

-Perform all aspects of wine and cider making from crush to bottling
-Involvement in the vineyard especially around harvest
-Clean wine making tanks and equipment
-Produce and maintain an inventory of our existing wines
-Pitch and create new wines and formulas to add to our catalog of products.
-Lab work
-Partners with production personnel to coordinate work order execution
-Participates in monitoring fermentation activity and analysis/management of wines in
-Maintains and sorts data from winemaking trials, experiments and wine processing operations
-Participates in bench trials; conducts and manages certain trials and experiments
-Manages shared complex spreadsheets (mainly MS Excel)
-Participates in wine tasting and sensory evaluation
-Monitors wine quality

Requirements

-Bachelor of Science degree in Enology, Viticulture, Fermentation Science, Chemistry, or a related field
-Minimum of 3 years working full time in wine and/or hard cider production
-Experience working at least one grape harvest in production winemaking
-Required to possess the color vision necessary to judge and evaluate wine color. Required to taste and evaluate wines
-Forklift skills a plus (will train)
-Valid driver’s license
-Ability to work a flexible schedule based on seasonal fluctuations
-Must be able to lift 40 lbs., walk, stand, or sit for long periods of time
-Skilled in the use of MS Word and Excel at an intermediate level

Compensation

-$60,000 - $75,000 staring salary based on experience and education

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Tuesday, May 10th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Category:
Job Level:
Mid-Level
Salary Information:
60,000 - 75,000