Work with winemaking team in grape and wine processing and finishing operations.Â Assists in the directing of crushing, fermentation, blending, finishing and storage of all products produced. This may include some or all, of the following:Â special winemaking projects, inventory management, plan development, blend formulation, cellar SOP review and development, Winemaking Protocols (WMPs), sanitation monitoring and other assignments.
Assist with tracking and maintaining wine quality.
Assist with wine finishing program; assist in resolving issues with wines that do not meet specifications.
Taste and evaluate wines and blends.
Set up and interpret various fining trials and lab blends to improve wine quality.
Assist in the development of blend specification sheets.
Ensure that all wines sent to be bottled are âbottle readyâ fitting lab analysis, tasting and standards. Assist with research projects, specialized wine programs, and other projects as needed.
Participates in management of grape receiving and wine production operations during harvest, as assigned.
Generate Work Orders for grape and wine processing
Develop vineyard knowledge,
Responsible for maintaining the highest standards of procedures throughout the cellar.
Contributes to the continuous improvement of the winemaking processes and procedures.
Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory considerations.
May represent winery (or wine brand) at industry, media, or public events.
BS/MS in Fermentation Science, Viticulture and Enology, Biology or Chemistry; or other 4-year degree with combination of winemaking experience.
Minimum 1-year full cycle production winemaking experience (from harvest to bottle)
Good organizational, supervisory and communication skills (verbal and written)
Well-developed wine tasting skills
Deep understanding of major aspects of winemaking, laboratory procedures, bottling and production workflow
Computer proficient in Excel (intermediate to advanced), Access and Word
Clear commitment to high quality and orientation to details
Ability to work harmoniously with coworkers
Able to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
Fluency in Spanish desirable
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms
Climb or balance stairs/ladders
Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear
Must have close vision, distant vision, and ability to adjust focus, peripheral vision
Works in warm/cold climates
Works in high places
Works on wet surfaces
Is exposed to loud noise, fumes and/or toxic chemicals
Works near moving, mechanical parts and lift truck traffic
Must be able to move up to 55 lbs.
Primary office environment may be warehouse/distribution setting
Must have a valid driver's license and be able to drive a car and travel via plan/train as needed
Must be able to work long hours, weekends, and holidays, especially during harvest season
Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time and work on a computer for extended periods. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Viticulture & Winemaking
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About Constellation Brands
If you have taken a moment to unwind with a bottle of beer, toast with glass of wine, or celebrate with a cocktail, chances are that you have shared that moment with Constellation Brands. We are passionate producers of iconic beer, wine and spirits brands that consumers love. From Corona Extra, to Robert Mondavi Wines, to SVEKDA Vodka, we produce over 100 premium brands with sales in nearly 100 countries, making us the number one multi-category beverage alcohol company in the U.S.