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Cellar Master | Hye Meadow Winery | Hye, TX

Job Description:

Hye Meadow Winery is a small boutique winery located in Hye, Texas that has their production, portion of vineyard and tasting room on premise. The winery specializes in production of premium wines made from Mediterranean varietals.

This is a salaried, full time position under the supervision of the head winemaker. The successful applicant will be a highly motivated, hard-working individual with a positive attitude who works well with others.

Duties:

As a small winery the duties will include all aspects of winery work, from the cellar, including: topping, racking punch-downs and pump-over’s, fruit sorting, crushing, fermentation, etc. as well as facility and equipment maintenance plus data entry and work in the vineyard.

Additionally, as a small winery, some sales based duties will include interfacing with customers providing tours in production facility, customer discussions within tasting room, attending relevant pouring events, etc.

Candidates with a sound technical background and who are skilled at organoleptic and tasting evaluations of ferments and wines will be favorably considered. The individual must be capable of performing and supervising basic enological laboratory procedures.

Preference will be given to the candidate who is competent with Excel, Word and similar computer software and who understands the necessity of complying with all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and rules.

Candidates must be able to; work flexible hours in a fast-paced environment during harvest and or bottling that may include afterhours, week-ends and overtime. During crush the cellar master/assistant winemaker will work under the head-winemaker in directing winery personnel in receiving grapes and all other stages of wine production including management of fermentations and barreling operations. During off periods, working in the vineyard to support the estate wine program.

Candidates who can document a student/work history that includes, (1) taking the initiative, (2) working independently (3) professional decorum, (4) working effectively with coworkers, will be given favorable consideration.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1 years experience in winery operations such as crush pad processing and cellar maintenance is required and experience supervising production personnel is a plus.
  • A valid driver’s license, clean driving record and forklift experience.
  • Must possess excellent English oral and written communication skills; proficiency in Spanish will be considered a plus.
  • Physical ability to inspect all areas of the winery and lift up to 100 pounds