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Winemaker

Working Dog Winery

Hightstown, NJ

Job Description:

Boutique winery with production of 5,000 cases / year seeking full-time winemaker. This is a great opportunity to make your mark in the wine world, as a number of our estate wines have scored 90+ points in the past. We are located in central NJ, 10 miles from Princeton, 1 hour from New York City and Philadelphia.

Responsibilities:
•  Oversee viticulture and coordinate harvest with vineyard manager
•  Conduct all phases of winemaking including destem, crush, fermentation, filtration, log maintenance, aging, blending and bottling
•  Coordinate with tasting room manager to ensure production meets customer needs
•  Maintain sanitary operating conditions
•  Federal and state compliance reporting (we will train as needed)
•  Provide wine tastings and education to tasting room staff and customers on a limited basis
•  Submit wines into wine competitions
•  Continue to develop and implement local winery best practices through ongoing education and coordination with local winemakers that we currently work with
•  This is a full time exempt position, and the work is cyclical. You should expect long days during harvest. During slow periods, you will provide assistance working in the tasting room and /or working in the vineyard.

Qualifications
•  2 years prior winemaking experience
•  People person who enjoys talking with customers
•  Good palate capable of identifying the wine’s characteristics
•  Good documentation skills
•  Capable of lifting 50 pounds overhead and working in winery production environment which includes catwalks, wet conditions, variable weather, etc.
•  Ability and desire to take on the role of winemaker with associated manager responsibilities
•  Self motivated

Salary commensurate with experience. All inquiries will be held confidential.

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Wednesday, June 12th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Category:
Job Level:
Mid-Level

Contact Information:

Working Dog Winery
Brian Carduner