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Are you a dynamic individual who can bring a passion for wine, energy and a refined palate to our team? E. & J. Gallo Winery is seeking an Associate Winemaker to join our family. As an Associate Winemaker, you will be supporting all activities of the winemaking process. You will provide technical collaboration to ensure superior wine quality at all stages of wine production, including the research and development stage and the raw material stage.
What You Will Do
Manage supplies and ingredients, including pre-harvest winemaking supplies, all wine additives and fining agents
Participate in wine tasting to evaluate and make recommendations to improve wine quality
Manage wine process operations as assigned including but not limited to: management of wine temperature, sulfur dioxide and acidulation
Support winegrowing, winemaking, brand winemaking and wine processing operations.
Work with the Winemaker to Develop blend concepts for new products
May be asked to support as a Spokesperson/Brand Ambassador
Will be working with, supporting and mentoring Assistant Winemakers and Enologists.
Participate in the wine tasting process and is responsible for the attainment of wine flavor profiles which meet marketing needs
Provide technical support to implement daily short-term wine work plans
Conduct fining trials and oversees winemaking/wine processing trials and experiments and report results to Winemaker
Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory considerations.
Work toward development of continuous improvement projects in order to improve wine quality
May be called to consult on Winery capital projects
What You Need
Bachelor's degree Biological Engineering, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Enology, Fermentation Science, Nutritional Science, Food Science or Microbiology plus 4 years of enology, winemaking, or viticulture experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility OR High School Diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate plus 8 years of enology, winemaking, or viticulture experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
Required to work extended hours during peak times of the year to ensure wine quality.
Required to possess a valid driver's license and clean driving record.
Required to identify and articulate variances in wine color by sight and identify wine flavors by taste and smell.
Required to be at least 21 years of age.
What Will Set You Apart
Bachelor's degree in Biological Engineering, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Enology, Fermentation Science, Nutritional Science, Food Science or Microbiology, plus 6 years of enology, viticulture or winemaking experience.
Experience working with multiple grape varieties.
Experience with cellar work, such as racking, blending, crush pad, press operations, barrel filling/empting, various forms of filtration and winery cleaning/sanitation.
Supervisory experience in the lab or cellar.
Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.
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