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Winemaker

Location: Modesto, CA, US, 95354

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Date: Mar 14, 2019

Company: E. & J. Gallo

Why E. & J. Gallo Winery?

Named a Glassdoor "Best Places to Work" three years in row, we couldn't be prouder of our company culture. As the largest family-owned winery in the world with over 100+ unique wine and spirits brands, our products are synonymous with life's special occasions. Come celebrate with us! Your Talent & Gallo | A Perfect Pairing

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 a Winemaker to join our family. The Modesto Table Wines Team manages, blends, and bottles thousands of gallons of wines each day. As a Winemaker, each day you will be working with the Winemaking team and cross-functional partners to deliver wine quality that is second to none while contributing to many process and winemaking improvement projects.

What You Will Do

Winemaking Responsibilities:

  • Identifies aromas and flavors in wines and recommends treatments to improve wine quality through tasting of inventory at assigned location(s).
  • Participates in the wine tasting process and is responsible for the attainment of wine flavor profiles which meet marketing needs.
  • Addresses supply/demand issues to help ensure that out of stock occurrences are minimized and the winery inventory is balanced.
  • Responsible for the cellar process management of wines including chemical and ingredient additions, transfers, clarification, blending, shipping, and final preparation for bottling.
  • Conducts Fining Trials, defect mitigation processes and general wine risk assessments.
  • Works with production Winemaker regarding vintage transitions, label changes, and inventory control.
  • Responsible for the completion and success of the Trials and Experiments.
  • Participates on cross-functional continuous improvement teams for winemaking processes and procedures.
  • Interfaces with other resources/departments of the organization in order to ensure successful (productive, high quality and profitable) completion of wine finishing and bottling processes.
  • Implements and manages process changes with guidance and supervision from Winemaking management.
  • Maintains wines within internal “gold standard” specifications from grape to bottle.

What You Need

  • Bachelor's degree in Enology, Winemaking, Viticulture, Fermentation Science, Plant Science, Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biological Engineering or Chemical Engineering plus 3 years of Enology, Winemaking, Viticulture or Chemistry experience with increasing levels of responsibility OR Master’s degree in Enology, Winemaking, Viticulture, Fermentation Science, Plant Science, Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biological Engineering or Chemical Engineering plus 1 year of Enology, Winemaking, Viticulture or Chemistry experience with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Candidates for this position must have a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record. Required to obtain a California driver’s license or appropriate state driver’s license within 30 days of hire.
  • Required to lift and move 35 pounds.
  • Vision necessary to judge wine and brandy color.
  • Skilled in the use of MS Word and Excel at a basic level.

What Will Set You Apart

  • Bachelor's degree in Enology, Winemaking, Viticulture, Fermentation Science, Plant Science, Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biological Engineering or Chemical Engineering plus 5 years of Enology, Winemaking, Viticulture or Chemistry experience with increasing levels of responsibility OR Master’s degree in Enology, Winemaking, Viticulture, Fermentation Science, Plant Science, Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biological Engineering or Chemical Engineering plus 2 years of Enology, Winemaking, Viticulture or Chemistry experience with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Strong working knowledge of all-winemaking equipment, processes and procedures at assigned location(s).

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.

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Requisition ID: 59214

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Gallo will consider all qualified applicants for employment, including those with criminal histories, consistent with the requirements of applicable law.


Nearest Major Market: Modesto

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