Jackson-Triggs estate Niagara was
opened in 2001 with a vision to have a state-of-the-art facility that would
facilitate the production of ultra-premium VQA wines. Jackson-Triggs estate is
a terroir driven facility that sources the majority of is fruit from its own
well renowned and celebrated vineyards. These vineyards allow us to focus on
our award-winning brands such as Entourage, Grand Reserve and Le Clos Jordanne.
The Winemaker will report to the
Director of Winemaking and will be directly responsible for the day-to-day
winemaking and maintenance of wine quality, as well as directing and training
the Assistant Winemaker. Key areas of responsibility include support and
facilitation between various production teams (including lab, viticulture, and
cellar), ensuring priorities and protocols are achieved, cost effectiveness,
accuracy, and safety to all performance standards.
- Combine science, practical
experience and creativity to produce wines that meet consumer needs.
- Support the determination of
wine style and Manage all wine production ensuring wine quality
expectations are met.
- Ensure compliance to complex
legal requirements for content and packaging.
- Winery data-based management
- Oversight and interaction
with Viticulture team
- Sparkling winemaking
- Oversee production process
of winemaking including crush, fermentation, aging, blending and bottling.
- Manage all wine production
ensuring wine quality expectations are met for VQA wines
- Ensure all packaged products
as noted above are provided to the bottling tanks in such a condition to
reduce risk of FG AD as much as reasonably possible.
- Harvest decisions to meet
- Provide products to the
bottling schedule as needed.
- Ensure productivity and
smooth operations of cellars by overseeing the execution of work orders
for wine production.
- Answer any questions,
resolve any concerns related to winemaking in the cellars
- Develop budgets and deliver
to agreed financial commitments.
- Support COGS savings
initiatives related to winemaking and associated processes, whilst
maintaining or improving on product quality.
- Support the development of
the supply /demand forecasts (S&OP). Especially related to accurate
blend codes for all estates brands in the wine system as “make” numbers
are provided. As well as creating and providing guidance on recipes /
naming conventions and accuracy of wine system blend codes for all
- Responsible for all health
& safety related to the facility, including training and
- Develop strategies and
priorities to meet goals.
- Hire, train, develop and
- Manage any vendor contracts
or maintenance for facilities
- Be the "face" of
and serve as the technical spokesperson for the Winery Brand in the
- Under the guidance of PR,
conduct interviews with the
- Deliver brand presentations
to distributor groups with a charismatic and professional
- Attend events as
- People Management :
- Lead teams of salaried and
hourly positions. Oversee cellar staff including hiring,
performance management, training, development.
- Oversee health & safety
in the cellars.
- Continue the company’s
policies on Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging
- Support continuous
improvement initiatives and training.
- Support the NPD process to
ensure successful launch of new products.
- Adhere to all OH&S, GMP,
HACCP and ISO initiatives for the site.
- University Degree in Food
Sciences, Oenology, or Viticulture
- Degree in
- 6-8 Years of Experience in
- 1-2 years management
- Sparkling winemaking
What we offer:
- Competitive salary and bonus
- Benefits and Pension Plan
- Product Allowances &
Safe Ride Home Program
- An organization that cares
about Corporate Social Responsibility
- Tuition reimbursement
- Training & Development
- An opportunity to learn
about the world of wine
Number of Openings:
We are committed to
establishing a qualified workforce that reflects the diverse population it
serves and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are
also committed to preventing and removing barriers to employment for people
with disabilities, and we invite you to inform us should you have any
accessibility or accommodation needs.