Woodinville Distiller Wanted

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Grapeworks Distilling Seeks Head Distiller

Grapeworks Distilling in Woodinville, Washington is looking for a head distiller to lead our development and production of “unconventional spirits from the ground up” Grapeworks is a new distillery dedicated to making premium spirits that emphasizes the uniqueness of the process and the source of the product. Initial products in production include single varietal grape vodkas, brandy, grape spirits and grappa. The position requires the ability to work with our head brewer and winemaker at our sister companies in Olympia, WA and Zillah, WA

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.

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· Develop new and innovative recipes and processes for the production of unconventional high-quality spirits.

· Perform all functions required to produce grape and grain spirits from the ground up including mashing, fermentation, distillation, finishing, cellaring, packaging, and warehousing.

· Represent the distillery in marketing and promotional events.

· Create and maintain a program for conducting distillery tours including public participation events.

· Train, inspire and manage a passionate crew as required.

· Manage acquisition, storage and inventory of raw ingredients, barrels and packaging inventories.

· Maintain appropriate records (quality control, TTB, State reporting)

· Develop and maintain quality control and safety program.

· Develop annual budgets and monitor progress of cellar financial performance. <BR style="mso-special-character: line-break"><BR style="mso-special-character: line-break">

Position Requirements:


· Minimum of an Associate's Degree in technical related field and at least two (2) years distilling experience using column stills.

Required Knowledge and Experience

· Must be willing to work as required including some long hours and weekends.

· Must have a solid understanding of all aspects of distillery operations including fermentation, distilling, cellaring, lab analysis and quality control, warehousing, and sanitizing.

· Must have strong communication and leadership skills with good team dynamics and possess strong planning and organizational skills.

· Must have strong analytical and problem solving skills.

· Must be computer literate and proficient in all Microsoft Office Suite programs.

· Must have a strong mechanical background with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve mechanical problems.

· Should have a good understanding of lab operations /quality assurance /quality control.

· Should have inventory management experience; ordering raw materials and parts, recording and monitoring raw materials and parts in house.

Compensation based on experience and knowledge. Send your cover letter, resumes and references to No telephone calls please.

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