Protection of wine is top priority. Perform all lab work as necessary and as requested by Shift Supervisor or Winemaker. Maintain knowledge of current and trending lab techniques. Participate in decisions regarding which analyses to be performed at the winery and which to be sent to outside labs. Maintain complete and accurate written records of all labs performed as well as complete and accurate written records in IVIS of all wine additions, labs and wine movements. Advise Shift Supervisor or Winemaker of any losses that occur with fruit or wine. Assure laboratory is neat and clean at all times. Operate equipment responsibly and in a manner which preserves functionality. Return fittings and equipment to proper location at end of shift. Maintain winery protocols for sanitizing and keep tanks, fittings and other equipment sanitized. Perform racking, filtering and blending operations per instructions. Participate in maintenance of buildings, tools and equipment. Bottling line duties may be included. Attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this position.
This positions is a temporary position: starting late August/ early September to end of October/ mid Novemeber
Standing and walking on cement with some climbing of stairs and ladders. Crawling into confined spaces. Repetitive use of hands and wrists to perform laboratory operations and computer work. Lifting/carrying average weight frequently 40 lbs. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Pushing/pulling average weight frequently 50 lbs.
Must adhere to all policies and procedures of the company, including safety procedures and use of personal protective equipment. Exposed to laboratory conditions, wine production equipment noise, glass bottles and general noise from winery operations. Cleaning fermentation tanks may include crawling inside. Visually exposed to computer screens and fluorescent lighting. Must be able to stand for long periods of time, walk, reach with hands and arms, taste and smell.
Keen interest in winery/winemaking business. Background in science and/or knowledge of wine production a plus. Read, write, and speak English fluently. Must pass criminal background check.
Working knowledge of the equipment used on a regular basis as well as the concepts of clean and sanitized. Familiarity with winemaking science. Open and clear communication with winery management and staff. Ability to ask for clarification especially in regard to protecting the wine. Be available morning and evening to perform punch-downs of fermenters. Work long hours during harvest. Help load and unload trucks. Follow all appropriate policies and procedures including safety procedures. Perform other work when necessary and prudent.
About Chalice Vineyards Llc:
Iris Vineyard's winemaking facility is located at the southern tip of the Willamette Valley in Cottage Grove, OR. Our winemaker, Aaron Lieberman, and his team produce award-winning wines from our own Estate Vineyard as well as from grapes sourced from outstanding vineyards from around Oregon. By including grapes from other vineyards, we are able to expand the number of varietals we offer beyond the three grown at our Estate.
Our Cottage Grove Winemaking Facility is located in a 22,791 square foot building, with over 14,000 square feet of the building dedicated to wine production. We use over 300 barrels to produce our wines and have over 45,000 gallons of wine storage available in stainless steel tanks. We also have 53 fermenters in use that can convert 1.25 tons of grapes into wine.
Currently, we produce around 12,000 cases of Oregon wine per year from over 220 tons of grapes we harvest or purchase each season. Our facility can process up to 350 tons per year or about 32,000 cases, so the facility will accommodate our vineyard expansion in the coming years.
Company address:195 E Palmer Ave, Cottage Grove, OR