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Winery Enologist

Au Bon Climat

Santa Maria, CA

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Job Description:

Responsibilities
•  Maintain Quality Control Management of wine bulk inventory in barrels and tanks.
•  Collect and analyze wine samples and provide results to the winemaking team. During harvest this will also involve grape sampling and analysis.
•  Perform routine analysis including pH, TA, VA, Free and Total SO2, malic, residual sugar, Ethanol, Brix, NTU using a FOSS WineScan SO2.
•  Maintain strong relationship with independent lab.
•  Maintain detailed harvest and cellar records including TTB reporting requirements.
•  Manage winery safety program and ensure safety program is implemented and followed.
•  Arrange and participate in sensory analysis, blending, fining and quality control.
•  Assist with work order generation, data entry and bulk wine management.
•  Assist with cellar work, harvest, bottling and other tasks as needed.
•  Provide informative tours and barrel tasting to select winery guests.
•  Perform all other duties and tasks as assigned.

Requirements
•  BS Degree in Chemistry, Enology, Viticulture, or related studies preferred
•  “Hands on” wine production experience.
•  Must be organized and perform with a high degree of accuracy and possess strong attention to detail.
•  Requires highly motivated individual who is able to work independently as well as a member of a team.
•  Proficient in Bulk Wine Software, and Microsoft Office 360 Suite, specifically Excel
•  During Harvest and bottling ability to work extended hours are required
•  Knowledge of Spanish language helpful
•  Forklift experience helpful.
•  Have valid driver’s license and be able to drive large 4 Ton truck for winery related tasks, including bin delivery and pick up.
•  Winemaking is physically demanding, and work is performed in a challenging condition, hot, cold, wet, dirty. Must be able to lift 50 lbs., climb ladders and stairs.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Wednesday, June 22nd
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Category:
Job Level:
Entry Level
Salary Information:
DOE excellent benefits