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Title Director of Winemaking
Employer WineTalent
Employment Location Fresno, CA
Company Description WineTalent is working with our client, O’Neill Vintners and Distillers, on a Director of Winemaking position at their Parlier, CA location. O’Neill is a family owned and operated company producing wines and spirits for customers throughout North America. The company is a premier bulk wine producer with a state-of-the-art production facility and a team of winemakers dedicated to quality production
Type Full Time
Pay Scale Salary plus Bonus and Benefits
Employment Start Date June 1, 2017
Job Description This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing company.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Oversee all aspects of wine production.
Hire, direct and manage winemaking staff.
Direct winemaking and wine blending to satisfy bulk and bottling programs according to volume, specification and style.
Develop and maintain consistent wine styles for key customers using sales and production data.
Interact with Grower Relations team on grape schedules and picking decisions.
Ensure safe and efficient cellar operations.
Interact with the Operations team on new equipment and infrastructure needs.
Work with the sales team to ensure availability of wines for various programs and plan for long-term inventory.
Ensure strong commitment to customer relationships an involvement in routine customer meetings.
Winemaking department budgeting, planning, and forecasting.

Bachelor’s degree in Viticulture and Enology, Food Science, Fermentation Science, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering or related.
At least 7 years of winemaking experience in a winemaking facility.
Personnel management experience.
Proven palate with the ability to evaluate wines with confidence and clarity.
Strong organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills.
Ability to work within a dynamic organization with changing priorities and workflow.
Proven ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
Prior budgeting and P&L management experience.

WineTalent is an executive search firm focused on the wine industry. If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume to All communications will be kept strictly confidential.
Contact Info Please send your resume to
Contact Address PO Box 19861
Sacramento, CA 95819
Contact Phone 916-802-1280
Contact E-mail
Contact Website

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