Winemakers will liaise with viticulturists who manage planting programs and the cultivation and production of grapes and will conduct various laboratory tests to monitor the progress of grapes to ensure their quality and to determine the correct time for harvest. They will organise the crushing and pressing of grapes, the settling of juice and the fermentation of grape material and direct the filtering of wine to remove remaining solids. They will conduct laboratory tests and monitor quality of wine and place filtered wine in casks or tanks for storage and maturation. They will prepare plans for bottling wine once it has matured and make sure that quality is maintained when the wine is bottled. They will be in charge to supervise cellar personnel involved in the production of wine and also supervise the maintenance of the vineyard and winery during the off-season. They will liaise with sales and marketing staff to make sure that the type, style and quality of wines produced will meet market demands and will organise and supervise local and export wine sales. They will conduct technical in-service training for cellar staff and give guided tours, conduct tastings and advise visitors about various aspects of wine.
Avg Salary
Australia  $73,297 AUD
United Kingdom  £29,590 GBP
United States of America  $82,137 USD
New Zealand  $81,589 NZD
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