Laboratory Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Itasca Wines

  Crondall, Hampshire, England


Itasca Wines is looking for a full time laboratory manager to join its winemaking team. With a brand new 600T state of the art winery and fully equipped lab the role will involve working directly with the Winemaker, Assistant Winemaker and external clients to deliver outstanding results in a rapidly growing company.

The role

- Perform and report analysis on juice and wine both in house and for external clients

- Generating consistent and accurate results in the following fields;

Fruit maturity sampling

Enzymatic/Spectrophotometer (Malic, YAN, VA, ABV, Glucose/Fructose)

FSO2 & TSO2 by Aspiration/Oxidation

Cold and Heat Stability

Yeast Viability/Counts

DO, DCO2, TA, pH, Pressure, Density readings using an Anton Paar DM

- Provide technical assistance to external clients covering a range of Enartis Oenological products

-        Develop the Enartis product range in the UK

-        Develop, review and update Lab SOPs  

-        Setup trials; product, blending, fining and dosage

-        Ferment monitoring and graphing

-        Cellar operations including MLF starter cultures, Tirage cultures, rackings, inoculations and additions

-        Assisting on the disgorging and packaging line and with a range of other cellar operations as required

-        Monitor, develop and ensure adherence to safety standards in the winery and lab

About you

-        Excellent attention to detail and strong communication skills

-        Team player with the drive to take on tasks and hit the ground running

-        Proven ability to generate consistent and accurate results in a lab setting

-        Cellar skills; pumps, presses, cultures and cleaning/sanitation

-        Counter balance forklift license

-        Tertiary qualification in Oenology, Food Science or Chemistry

-        Experience with Vin Trace software

-        2 years full cycle winery and lab experience

-        Ability to lift up to 25Kg

-        Legal right to work in the UK

About Us

Itasca wines has a brand new winemaking facility on the Hampshire/Surrey border making wines under the Penn Croft brand and offering contract winemaking, lab and disgorging services. On our own site we practice Conservation Agriculture, one of only a handful of vineyards in Europe to work to these principles. We also believe we have built one of the most sustainable wineries in the world, with solar power and a full waste water wetlands all on site. You will be involved in the production of a range of quality focused wines including still and sparkling from vineyards stretching from Essex to Cornwall. 

As a brand new position this is an opportunity for a driven individual to develop a new area within the business, make it their own and be part of an exciting, growing and collaborative team.

Closing date for applications 25th July. Please put Lab Manager in the title of your application.


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