A Winemaker oversees the process of producing wine for sale. Your duties will depend on the time of year and the stage of production the wine is at, but might involve growing grapes suitable for winemaking or crushing the fruit ready for production to begin. Winemakers coordinate the fermenting process and are involved with blending and ageing wine and also bottling and packaging the finished product. You may also need to market the wine or liaise with buyers.
Being a winemaker requires a passion for wine and excellent attention to detail. You’ll need to be aware of developments in the industry and make sure you’re adhering to all necessary procedures and regulations. You’ll spend a lot of time outdoors and need to be ready for a lot of physical work. Winemaking requires a lot of forward planning and you’ll need to be organised with your time.
There are 1 courses available for people who want to become a Winemaker.