Cellar Hand Job Description

Topics: Wine, Fermentation, Oak Pages: 1 (285 words) Published: October 20, 2014

ALPINE WINERIES PRIVATE LIMITED

JOB DESCRIPTION

1. JOB TITLE: CELLAR HAND

2. DEPARTMENT: CELLAR

3. REPORTS TO: ASSISTANT WINEMAKER

4. RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITY :

Prepare soil, plant vines, and cultivate and fertilize crops. Construct wire trellises support vines and fruit.
Control weeds, diseases and pests.
Assist with grape picking and, after harvest, vine pruning.
Operate equipment to crush and ferment the grapes.
Assist in bottle fermentation by twining (turning the bottles) and re-topping during the process (for sparkling wines). Operate equipment to clarify and filter wine.
Make additions to wine, and blend and transfer wine during maturation. Prepare wine for bottling.
Assist with barrel work and racking.
Assist with bottling, corking and general cleaning.
Lifts bulk grapes onto conveyor leading to crusher, disintegrator, de-alcoholizer still, using pitch fork. Connects portable pumps between tanks and turns valves to pump wine and alcohol from fermenting and fortifying tanks to tanks that cool wine to prevent further fermentation. Pumps chilled wine into clarifying tanks and adds prescribed chemicals to wine. Start agitator that mixes solution to induce sedimentation of wine particles. Pumps clarified wines through filtering tanks into tank to obtain blended wine. Pumps wine through pasteurizer to prevent wine spoilage.

Pumps pasteurized wine through filtering device to collect sediment and precipitates and into tanks in bottling room. Tends press that separates juice from pomace and starts conveyor that transports pomace to disintegrating machine. Starts disintegrating machine and de-alchoholizer steam still that salvages alcohol from pomace, and starts conveyor that transports residue to storage. Cleans and sterilizes fermenting and fortifying tanks.

5. KEY RESULT AREAS :
1. Prepare soil, plant vines, and cultivate and fertilize crops.. 2. Construct wire trellises support vines...
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