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RegionFinger Lakes
StateNew York
CountryUnited States

Seeking an Assistant Winemaker at Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars in the beautiful Finger Lakes wine region of New York State. Since 1990, Lamoreaux Landing has been a leader in the production of food-friendly cool-climate wines from 100% estate grown fruit.

  • This critical position reports directly to the winemaker and provides technical collaboration to ensure superior wine quality at all stages of wine production- including crush, fermentation, aging, blending and bottling. The successful candidate will possess a solid understanding of winemaking and winemaking equipment, a strong work ethic and understand the importance of safety, cleanliness, teamwork and respect.Major Responsibilities:Responsible for the safe operation of winemaking equipment to support the daily cellar plan.
    •  Understands and complies with all safety procedures and rules for equipment and confined spaces, including training and PPE.
    •  Ensures work orders are executed in a timely fashion and all quality parameters are met.
    •  Responsible for cleaning barrels, tanks, fermentation bins, pumps, hoses, as well as transferring wine from vessel to vessel.
    •  Participates in the grape receiving process and juice/wine production operations during harvest.
  • Participates in fining, filtering, bottling and warehousing as necessary.
    •  Participates in blending trials and assists the winemaker in processing trials and experiments.
    •  Participates in vineyard work as necessary.
    •  Fork-lift operation with completed training.
    •  Executes special projects and other assignments related to production and winemaking.
  • Contributes to continuous improvement of winemaking processes and procedures.
    •  Maintains cleanliness of the wine cellar and related areas.Qualifications
  • Current valid driver’s License.
    •  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and carry moderately weighted objects.
    •  Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or related discipline, plus 1 year of enology or viticulture experience OR 5 years of enology or viticulture experience.
  • Required to identify variances in wine color by sight and identify wine flavors by taste and smell.
  • Skilled in the use of MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint at an intermediate level.
    •  Must be at least 21 years of age.

Standard work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Candidate must be flexible with their schedule to support other operations as needed, especially during harvest.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Many benefits, including company provided health insurance plan and retirement plan.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Josh Wig at

September 9, 2023 9:58 am

7 days, 1 hour

Listing ID 13561e1e8baae4dc