Benchmark Consulting

Assistant Winemaker - Mountain Brook Vineyards

Tryon, NC - Full Time

Assistant Winemaker
Super premium winery with 45 acres of estate vineyards is currently seeking an Assistant Winemaker who will fulfill the roles of enologist and cellar master.  The Assistant Winemaker will directly supervise one cellar member in addition to seasonal help. This person will be required to interview in person and demonstrate several of the skills required for this position. 


  • BA in fermentation science or tertiary experience exceeding five years in luxury wine making setting.
  • Background in both cellar and laboratory environment, with experience sampling and analyzing fruit at harvest.
  • Ability to select technology and employ said technology for analytical efficiency.
  • Previous experience interviewing and selecting fulltime and seasonal help, including foreign interns.
  • Administrative sophistication with regards to reporting daily operations and adherence to federal compliance standards.
  • Passion for making world class wines and the palate to discern them.
  • Willingness to manage with a sense of humor and a sense of urgency.


  • In tandem with the Winemaker, create production calendar, author and report daily work orders, and enter all cellar activities into data base.
  • Develop protocols that guide wine making style and foster consistency from harvest to bottle.
  • Demonstrate ability to craft world class wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Rhone varietals.
  • Provide support to marketing team conducting in house and offsite tastings, in addition to training hospitality staff. 
  • Work in conjunction with the Winemaker and Vineyard Manager to grow and harvest only fruit that meets wine quality standards.
  • Daily attention to details of the cellar and office management.
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