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Winemaker | Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery | Hammondsport, NY

Posted by kaury.balcom | January 29, 2024

Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery has a long and proud legacy of world-class winemaking, that began with break-through innovation – when Dr. Konstantin Frank successfully planted the first vinifera grapes in the eastern United States over 65 years ago. For all his accomplishments, he is known as the “Father of Vinifera in the East.” Our journey continues, and we invite you to join us as we make history, honoring Dr. Frank’s legacy.

We are a 4th generation family-owned business and proud to be one of New York’s most awarded wineries since 1962.

We want to hear from you! We are pleased to invite a talented and eager Winemaker to join our vibrant team on Keuka Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York.

Learn more about us at

Your Typical Day In our hands-on, full time Winemaker role, you will enjoy a wide variety of operations experiences including:

  • Supervise a team of assistant winemakers and cellar hands with oversight by Head Winemaker.
  • Coordinate the day-to-day winery operations, including planning and writing cellar work orders without direct supervision.
  • Decision making to guide the house style of white, rosé, and red wines. Prepare wines for bottling, ensuring specifications and stylistic desire are met
  • Coordinate with pre-harvest preparations and decisions, including vineyard assessment as required
  • Responsible for ordering any consumable materials needed to complete winemaking operations.
  • Performing all cellar processes; including but not limited to cleaning/sanitation, crush pad operations, additions, fermentation management, pump movements, filtration and our inhouse bottling line
  • Ensure all winemaking procedures are carried out in a way that optimizes quality and efficiency
  • Record keeping of all wines made: movements, inventory, additions etc.. on winery software. Vintrace knowledge is highly favorable.
  • Harvest and routine laboratory analysis
  • Preventative maintenance and reactive maintenance on various pieces of equipment
  • Manage and drive compliance in OSHA, management systems and process improvements

About You:

  • You have earned a bachelors and/or graduate degree in enology and have previous experience as a winemaker.
  • You have proven to have strong sensory skills.
  • You hold effective communication and collaboration skills with colleagues at all levels and functions.
  • You are creative, flexible and keep cool under pressure.
  • A strong work ethic with the ability to work well within a team environment as well as autonomously.

Dr. Frank is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Dr. Frank is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. Dr. Frank will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

Additional Information:

Job Posted: Wednesday, January 17th

Type of Work: Full Time

Job Category: Winemaker/Enologist

Job Level: Senior

Compensation: $7O,OOO.OO − $85,OOO.OO

Contact Information:

Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
Meaghan Frank