Company Name:

Delicato Family Vineyards

Location:

King City, California

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Sales & Marketing

Posted

August 3, 2018

Enologist

Position Purpose

Under general supervision from the Director Winemaking, this position provides administrative, logistical, and technical support to the Delicato winemakers by closely monitoring wine quality and coordinating routine daily winemaking activities with the winemakers and production planners. This position also participates in year-round research and development (R&D) projects.

Functional Responsibility

Essential Duties

* Monitors and coordinates routine daily winemaking activities with the winemakers, lab, and production planners

* Provides technical and logistical support for bottling and shipping wines. Support includes organoleptic evaluation of wines

* Assists in monitoring experimental wines and processes

* Performs wine/juice lab bench trials for finings and/or corrective additions

* Writes process requests and instructions as required to promote wine quality and successful completion of wine programs

* Participates in blend development, tasting panels, and sensory projects

* Prepares blend samples required for a variety of tastings

* Reviews T&B data to monitor white and blush fermentations

* Coordinates solids tank sampling and temperature monitoring

* Coordinates SPA tank audits (red fermenters)

* Provides back-up support to Winemakers and Technical Administrative Assistant

Non-Essential Duties

* Participates in Sales and Marketing events

* Assists in vineyard evaluations

* Performs tank inspection audits as needed

*Other duties may be assigned

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience

  • B.S. in Fermentation Science or related field and 1 year of Wine Lab and Winemaking experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent wine sensory skills, communication skills, and organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word). Proficient in desktop application (MS preferred)
  • Strong analytical skills. Works effectively with numbers, spreadsheets and detail

Working Conditions

  • Most activities take place in lab, office or  winery environment.  During harvest season many vineyard visits can take place when the outside temperature is 90-100F.
  • Protected Heights

Work Standards

  • Acts in a manner reflective of the Company culture of High Moral Standards, Innovation and Continuous Evolution, Trust in Team, Continuous Improvement, and Sustainable Relationships
  • Communicates, interacts, and works effectively with others; receptive to feedback and coaching; voices concerns in a constructive manner
  • Demonstrates commitment to safety first; communicates safety concerns; promotes a safe work environment based on established safety standards and training
  • Follows all Company policies and procedures

Additional Comments

Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time. #zr

Company Name:

Delicato Family Vineyards

Location:

King City, California

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Sales & Marketing

Posted

August 3, 2018

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