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Constellation Brands

Winemaker - Robert Mondavi Winery



Full Time

On Site


Oakville, California, United States

Job Description

Winery Summary

Robert Mondavi established his namesake winery in 1966 with a vision to create Napa Valley wines that would stand in the company of the world’s finest. This first-growth vineyard, located in Oakville, California, is renowned for producing some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the world, as well as for its Sauvignon Blanc grapes, from which Mr. Mondavi crafted his signature wine, Fume Blanc.

Position Summary

The position of Winemaker will play a critical role in the day-to-day operations of Robert Mondavi Winery and assist in all aspects of winemaking. This position will work closely with other departments as well as sister CBI Operations facilities in order to meet the production needs of the brand.


Under the direction of the Director of Winemaking:

  • Responsible for producing wine of highest possible quality.

  • Organizes and participates in tastings, development of wine blends, and new wines in order to support short and long-term winemaking goals and objectives.

  • Work with operations to create and implement short and long term work plans to meet production goals.

  • Works with Vineyard Operations and Grower Relations to assure appropriate grape supply to achieve quality, style and production quantity goals.

  • Directs harvest timing and picking decisions for defined varietals, to ensure optimum grape quality for winemaking objectives.

  • Directly supervise analytical wine evaluation, quality control and research and experimental programs.

  • Act as a winemaking resource for the winery through educational tastings, cultural development, coaching, and development of other team members.

  • Organize, train, and manage direct reports on the site Winemaking Team.

  • Ensures appropriate blends and record keeping meet legal compliance with Federal and State TTB regulations and Company standards relating to all winemaking activities.

  • Represent the brand by participating in marketing and public relations activities, which requires speaking in public, maintaining brand image, and fulfilling needs of the Public Relations Team.

  • Adhere to safety programs and policies to safeguard personal safety, company property, environmental and team member's safety

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5-8 years in winemaking, including 4-5 years experience in making wine in the ultra-premium and/or luxury category.

  • BS in Food Science, Enology, (micro)Biology or Chemistry or related field.

  • In-depth understanding of major aspects of Cellar, Lab, Bottling and Vineyard Operations, including impact of results.

  • Willingness to learn and adapt to Winemaking Style as dictated by Director of Winemaking.

  • Thorough knowledge of local, state and federal government regulations, specifically TTB and state regulations on alcoholic beverage production, distribution and packaging

  • Great organizational, planning, and presentation skills.

  • Person must be able to travel up to 4 weeks per year as needed, to represent assigned brands and the ability to travel for company meetings and events.

  • Computer proficient in Excel Access, Word and PowerPoint.

  • Clear commitment to high quality and attention to details.

  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience making Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc in the luxury category, in Napa Valley is a plus

  • Supervisory experience

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time. Work on a computer for lengthy periods of time. Lifting may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work Environment:

    • Works outdoors/indoors

    • Works in warm/cold climates

    • Works in high places

    • Works on wet surfaces

    • Is exposed to loud noise, fumes, and/or toxic chemicals

    • Works near moving, mechanical parts and lift truck traffic

    • Must be able to move up to 55 lbs.


Oakville, California

Additional Locations

Job Type

Full time

Job Area

Viticulture & Winemaking

The salary range for this role is:

$93,400.00 - $143,100.00

This is the lowest to highest salary we in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but limited to, the prevailing minimum wage for the location, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, any collective bargaining agreements, and business or organizational needs. We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), and any other benefits to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

Equal Opportunity

Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).