The average salary for a Winemaker is $59,565.
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Job Description for Winemaker
Winemakers, also known as "enologists," are responsible for the oversight of producing wine at all stages, from selection of grapes for harvesting to the final transfer of products to bottling or storage for aging. Winemakers use a scientific approach to determine acidity, sweetness, sulfur, and sulfite levels within a wine which equate to its overall quality and "drinkability" for consumers. Winemakers require extensive training to ensure their judgement of grapes' quality, as well as top-value…Read more
- Oversee wine production, including when vintages are ready for sale.
- Lead wine tastings and represent the organization at events.
- Control inventory and address shortages with creative solutions.
- Oversee storage and bottling, including temperatures and hygiene.
- Conduct quality control and identify flavors and sources of flavors to recommend wines and improve production.
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Popular Skills for Winemaker
Skills in Operations Management, People Management, Technical Analysis, Project Management and Innovation are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Winemaker
An entry-level Winemaker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,549 based on 8 salaries. An early career Winemaker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,964 based on 46 salaries. A mid-career Winemaker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,752 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Winemaker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,308 based on 103 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $86,740.
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Employees with Winemaker in their job title in Santa Barbara, California earn an average of 63.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Napa, California (44.1% more) and Santa Rosa, California (25.9% more).
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