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Winemaker

Apply now Job no: 751616
Work type: Regular
Location: Paso Robles, CA
Categories: Winemaking Production

About the Company

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is one of the world’s largest wine companies, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The Company has a rich heritage and a portfolio of some of the most recognized and awarded wine brands in the world, including Penfolds, Pepperjack, Wynns, Beaulieu Vineyard, Beringer, Wolf Blass, 19 Crimes, Matua, Chateau St Jean, Sterling Vineyards, Gabbiano, Lindeman’s and Rawson’s Retreat. TWE is focused on portfolio premiumization and brand-led marketing, with world-class production facilities in internationally recognized wine regions. The Company sources grapes from a mix of owned, leased and third-party vineyards. Employing approximately 3,400 winemakers, viticulturists, sales, marketing, distribution and support staff across the globe, TWE’s wine is sold in more than 100 countries around the world. Learn more about Treasury Wine Estates at www.tweglobal.com

 

Summary

Organize and direct winemaking activities on multiple brands at differing grades, meet wine production plans, costs & quality goals within stylistic needs.

 

Responsibilities

 

In conjunction with the Winemaking team, organize and direct winemaking activities, on or off site, for Paso Robles to include

  • grading and scheduling of grape harvest, receive grapes, specify fermentation parameters, chemical additions
  • grading and allocation of wines per specified schedule
  • wine movements
  • developing blends
  • fining, filtration, and bottling prep

Collaborate with grower relations and TWE estate vineyard management team to ensure grapes are grown in conformance with expectations and to authorize vineyard releases for harvest.

Collaborate with other Treasury Wine Estates Winemaking teams to produce wines at that meet cost, quality and stylistic goals.

Prepare and write work orders, or supervise their creation, to produce and bottle wines that meet the bottling schedule and that comply with all local, state and federal wine regulations.

Ensure all winemaking procedures and sanitizing procedures are precisely followed to maintain quality and consistency. Monitor and help modify Standard Operating Procedures as necessary to ensure that all wines are protected from chemical or microbial contamination.

  • Monitor laboratory analyses and take appropriate and timely action as needed. Taste samples on regular schedule to monitor quality.
  • Monitor fermenting wines daily during harvest by tasting and reviewing analytical values to evaluate quality and to establish pressing, barreling and blending operations.
  • Monitor wines in barrels and tanks during primary ferments, malolactic ferments and aging, and take appropriate action to top, rack, filter and SO2 correct the wines as necessary to maintain quality.

     

     

     

     

Coordinate all production tastings with appropriate wines and required marketing and analytical information to ensure that every individual wine is being put into the highest appropriate program and that the maximum quality is attained for each blend.

“Sign off” on all wines prepared for bottling indicating that each wine has been tasted and that each meets all TWE wine quality standards, and that each wine is in compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations.

 

Business

Participate in the Supply Planning Process to ensure that bottling quantities are correctly prepared and meet target costs.  Maintain and manage bulk inventory.

Communicate cross functionally with winery staff to drive efficiency, quality and compliance with business standards.  Assist with HACCP and governance initiatives as required.

Assist with the preparation of and effective management of the annual winery budget,

Assist marketing and sales in promoting Treasury Wine Estates wines, to include travel within and outside of the state of California.  Communicate brand messages as provided by marketing and winemaking

Assist in development of cellar and capital budgets.

Leadership

model safety and compliance behaviors.  Support cross-functional teams within the site and TWE.  Look out for team morale, celebrate success.

Supervise and mentor junior members of the winemaking team as well as cellar staff for advancement within the business and achievement of business goals.  Drive skills development agenda.

 

Qualifications

  • BA, BS or higher in Enology or related field, with complete technical knowledge of all winemaking practices
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in managing and representing premium/super premium brands
  • Demonstrated experience in developing high quality wine brands
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience communicating with large and small groups
  • Strong interpersonal/people skills
  • Usage of databases and office software

     

 

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