Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  O’Neill Vint­ners

  Parlier, California


SUMMARY: The Winemaker plans, coordinates and manages all aspects of winemaking to ensure effective and profitable operation and growth.



The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


  • Indirect supervision of cellar, laboratory and junior winemaking staff
  • Oversees all aspects of fermentation and wine processing, including work order planning
  • Works with Operations staff to ensure conformance to standard operating procedures and other related winemaking practices
  • Adheres to O’Neill and bulk customer specifications
  • Proposes blends for customers and bottling programs, then executes approved blends.
  • Interacts with sales staff and customers regarding wine readiness and shipping, on-site tasting, sample preparation
  • Monitors quality of work; assures staff conforms to organizational policies and procedures and government regulations
  • Works closely with grower relations to provide guidance on desired grape chemistries and quality
  • Provides day-to-day guidance and oversight of winemaking staff; actively works to promote and recognize performance
  • Participates and represents O’Neill in outside marketing and sales events

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Enology, Viticulture or related. Certificate in Enology, Viticulture, or relevant experience considered with other four-year degrees
  • Three to five years’ related experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to make successful presentations to individuals and/or groups at all levels of an organization
  • Ability to adhere to companies’ 4 core standards

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