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Title Assistant Winemaker
Employer Alexander Valley Vineyards
Employment Location Healdsburg, California
Company Description We are a premium medium sized winery focusing on Cabernet, Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer
Type Full Time
Pay Scale DOE
Employment Start Date Current
Employment End Date NA
Job Description Job Description:

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Winemaker, the Assistant Winemaker will provide direct oversight of cellar/barrel operations, laboratory work, work-order generation, and data entry. This person will be fully involved in the winemaking process and play a key role in assisting all aspects of the production department. Alexander Valley Vineyards is a family owned/operated winery, We are looking for a person, who has a passion to make great wines.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties are base duties.
• Responsible for daily winery operations in the cellar and laboratory
• Schedule monthly bulk wine maintenance (SO2 & topping)
• Perform laboratory analysis and ensure the accuracy of the results
• Maintain wine quality by tasting and monitoring analysis results
• Perform bench trials
• Taste and blend the wines with the Winemaker
• Facilitate year-round winemaking trials
• Assume duties performed by the Winemaker in his absence
• Assist the Cellar Master in cellar work
• Data entry
• Perform bottling QC
• Maintain the inventories of wine, barrels, packaging goods
• Maintain and organize records for the Production - chemicals, additions, contracts, and packaging supplies
• Operate, troubleshoot, and remain current in knowledge of all winemaking equipment and facility
• Create/update production SOP’s

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Desire for making great wines
• Minimum 3 complete years of experience in wine production.
• Great communication skills
• Positive attitude
• Ability to work as a team player
• Strong organizational, problem solving and, analytical skills
• Commitment to excellence and quality standards
• Strong attention to detail in work and personal appearance
• Excellent computer skills
Experience with WMDB or related wine tracking software
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

• Must be able to bend, squat, climb, push, stoop, and crouch repeatedly
• Must be able to stand and sit for extended periods as required by job duties
• Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis
Contact Info Please email or fax cover letter and resume to Kevin Hall. No phone calls
Contact Address 8644 highway 128
healdsburg CA 95448
Contact Fax 707-433-9408
Contact E-mail kh@avvwine.com
Contact Website http://avvwine.com

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