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Group Enologist

Job Description

Position Summary

Responsible for supporting the Group Winemaking team, including the VP, Director, New Products Winemaker and Process & Technology Winemaker.

It is a multifaceted role with great exposure to many parts of the wine business.


* Self-manage Winestyle attainment requests between Group Winemaking and Sensory

* Independently manage the used barrel inventory for all CBI wineries, distilleries and breweries nationally

* Responsible for setting up ingredient trials at various wineries dealing with winemakers, the lab and the R&D department across multiple wineries and facilities

* Conduct winemaking experiments at different wineries dealing with the Process & Tech Winemaker, lab, cellar, engineering, maintenance and R&D department at the various wineries

* Research and contribute findings to the continuous improvement of the winemaking processes and procedures

* Present at technical forums of learnings in new Winemaking practices and techniques.

* Responsible for creating SOP’s for new winemaking practices

* Assist with review and revision of Winemaking and Cellar procedures as required in collaboration with the Process & Tech Winemaker

* Assist with oak planning and coordinate between the different sites

* Member of winemaking tasting panel, participating in discussions and decisions on blends.

* Cultivate a good understanding of all winemaking procedures and production protocols

* Understand and comply with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory considerations

* Further develop winemaking skills

* Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

* Bachelor’s Degree, including 1 year of wine industry experience

* Understanding of the winemaking process, equipment used and laboratory analyses

* Computer proficient in Excel (intermediate to advanced), Access and Word

* Good organizational, planning, and presentation skills

* Clear commitment to high quality and attention to detail

* Able to work independently with minimum supervision

* Positive attitude and flexibility

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

* Work Environment:
- Works outdoors/indoors
- Works in warm/cold climates
- Works in high places
- Works on wet surfaces
- Is exposed to loud noise, fumes and/or toxic chemicals
- Works near moving, mechanical parts and lift truck traffic
- Primary office environment may be warehouse/distribution setting

* Must be at least 21 years of age.

Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time and work on a computer for extended periods.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Helena, California

Additional Locations

Job Type
Full time

Job Area
Operations and Production


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