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Wine Production Manager

Brasswood Cellars

Saint Helena, CA

Job Description:

SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE:
The Wine Production Manager is an essential role that will lead and mentor our cellar crew as we craft our own amazing wines and those of our 15+ prestigious custom crush clients. This position will organize and oversee all day to day cellar duties, working alongside the Director of Wine Production, Cellar Master, Lab Manager, and cellar team throughout the year. Attention to detail, ability to prioritize, and conscientiousness are a must!

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•  Manage day-to-day operations of a very fast-paced winery environment working at the Brasswood wineries. Act as a liaison between custom client winemakers and cellar team by organizing and strategizing work load via Vintrace.
•  Schedule, supervise, train, review, and mentor our lab and cellar team and harvest crew.
•  Write, execute and manage work orders in collaboration with the Director of Wine Production and Lab Manager, ensuring the details are fully understood by the team. Responsible for making sure that all cellar procedures and controls are scrupulously followed.
•  Create and implement harvest plan collaborating with winemakers, cellar, lab and winery billing to ensure all tonnage is accounted for and seamlessly scheduled for processing from crush pad to tank to barrel.
•  Schedule and execute bottlings for various clients throughout the year.
•  Manage inventory and collaborate on the preventative maintenance of all equipment and materials. Collaborate with Cellar Master to create/calendar a monthly maintenance schedule.
•  Collaborate with our Cellar Master on our winery safety program, including creating/maintaining all safety procedures, conducting safety training, maintaining training records, and ensuring that the crew upholds all safety measures in the cellar.
•  Write, revise, and update Cellar Standard Operating Procedures that effectively and efficiently accomplish winery quality goals. Identifies researches, communicates, and implements process improvement opportunities for operational efficiencies and wine quality optimization.
•  Write, revise, and update yearly Harvest Manual and training plan. Collaborates on the training of all new staff members.
•  Maintaining the highest standard of cellar hygiene and organization in a showcase winemaking facility is paramount.
•  Understand the workings of and can troubleshoot solutions to problems with all Winery equipment and facility systems, such as refrigeration, compressors, nitrogen generator,
Vinwizard, and water systems.
•  Conduct annual performance reviews
•  Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
•  8+ years of cellar experience at ultra-premium winery or custom crush facility.
•  Minimum of three years of experience managing winery teams.
•  Ability to train personnel in all winemaking procedures.
•  Positive and team-focused attitude.
•  Ability to plan and execute cellar workflow and long-term goals.
•  Familiarity with Vintrace and VinWizard software is required.
•  Excellent management skills of small and larger teams.
•  Strong communication and organizational skills.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, and walk for long periods. This position requires the
ability to occasionally lift wine cases and objects up to 50 pounds. Employee must be able to work in
small confined spaces and high places. Demonstrated ability to work extended hours, including 6-7 days
per week, especially during harvest. Demonstrated ability to work on feet for extended hours, in a cellar
environment.

EEOC & DFEH STATEMENT:
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, gender,
sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, genetic information, disability
status, protected military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Wednesday, July 10th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Category:
Job Level:
Senior
Compensation:
$8O,OOO.OO ‍−‌ $9O,OOO.OO Salary BOE + health insurance + 401k matching