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Enologist Paterson, WA

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates




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Position Summary:
To assist winemakers as needed in all areas of production, optimizing quality.

Essential Functions:
Provide hands-on participation and support for operations relative to daily production activities.
Assist in wine production and monitoring of bulk wine inventory.
Assist in grape crush, press and ferment of juice and monitoring of fermentation of wine.
Provide backup to winemakers in their absence in areas of wine production and barrel operations.
Assist in the supervision of cellar and barrel personnel in absence of winemakers and cellarmaster
Participate in research projects ensuring completion and proper documentation.
Act as liaison providing technical support to QI and Lab operations.
Set up tastings and trials, ensuring accurate review and data.
Provide necessary assistance to winetrackers and winemakers in other departments or facilities during harvest or peak seasons.
Assist in wine evaluations.
Represent winery at trade, technical or consumer group meetings.

Non-Essential Functions:
Perform other related duties as assigned

Working Conditions:
During periods other than harvest, 40 hour week split evenly between office setting and cellar environment.
During harvest period, 60-75 hour work week split between office setting approximately 40% and 60% cellar environment

Physical Requirements:
Ability to periodically lift up to fifty pounds
Ability to work extended hours during peak periods
Ability to work in cold, damp cellar environment
Ability to climb stairs and work at heights


Minimum Age requirement of 21 when working within winemaking
B.S. degree in Enology, Viticulture, Food Science or related field preferred.
Some supervisory skills.
Must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills
Must have the ability to read, write, understand and communicate in English
Supervisory skills helpful
Must possess strong organizational skills as well as high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
Must be able to travel and work in other Ste. Michelle locations as needed
Must be able to work extended hours and shift rotation.
History of responsible use of alcohol and other appropriate conduct, as well as fitness to be licensed, permitted, and/or certified by state and/or local regulatory bodies.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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