Cellar Master (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Stama Winery

  Lodi, California

Created in 2005, Stama Winery is focused or creating wines of character from Lodi AVA, and surrounding area. Our new facility construction was completed in 2015.
We are offering a full time, year around Cellar Master position with an opportunity to work with the latest equipment in all facets of high-end lots production, driven winemaking. We are a small team and wear many hats. As a member of our winemaking team you will have the opportunity to be involved in various activities while working with a highly motivated and dynamic production team; keeping learning from the winemaker all the details that make a difference in producing the best wines for the market. It is an ideal position to learn winemaker`s skills needed in our industry. During harvest, you will be a central part of our wine making team while performing various work assignments to include production of juice and fermentation for white varietals; processing red varietals:

Cellar duties:
-Act in a lead position during harvest, and otherwise provide direction/instruction/training to other cellar hands, seasonal workers, and temporary staff.
-Assist Winemaker in generating or implementing work orders for all cellar activities
- Bottling
-Monitor fermentations for brix and temperature
-Support winemaker in adjusting fermentation temperatures, mixing schedules, timing of additions
-Adhere to safety standards and protocols at all times.
-Perform all aspects of cellar work, including but not limited to fruit processing and maintenance, wine and juice movements, blending, assisting with wine additions.
-Operate and maintain a variety of pumps and other winery/cellar implements, including harvest equipment: De-stemmer, conveyers, presses, and cap management devices.
-Tank and equipment sanitation, preparation. Also, maintenance and care of hoses, racking tools, fittings, cleaning supplies/tools, etc.
-Ability to work as part of the team and independently, and be positive for yourself and those you work with.

Lab duties may include:
-Analyze vineyard, crush and fermentation samples for grape maturity and juice and wine chemistry.
-Perform daily set-up and calibration for lab instruments which may include , Autotitrator for SO2, TA and pH. Density Meter, .
-Inoculate juice and wine for primary and secondary fermentations.
-Monitor fermentations, maintain data logs report any out-of-spec values to Winemaker.
-Support grape sampling and cellar operations.

Physical requirements:
-Ability to lift 45 lbs.
-Ability to drag 100 lbs bins
-Ability to stand for long periods at a time
-Ability to pull, push, kneel, bend, reach
-Ability to work split shift as necessary; week-ends

Job offer starts in May 2020 , preparing for Harvest and will continue after harvest as a full time position if the candidate performs well enough.

Last but not least: candidates should have a passion for wine, a keen attention to detail, a sense of urgency, and a positive attitude.
Should be able to communicate effectively, show up on time consistently, and be able to complete assigned tasks. Reliable transportation is a requirement for this job. We can get you assistance for finding housing in the area. Must have prior winery experience or winemaking degree. Must have a valid permit to work in the US. Stama does not sponsor for work visa.

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