Monday, April 02, 2007

Dillettantes need not apply

You just have to love it when a winemaker realizes what they need in an employee!

The following is from an ad posted for a winemaking position for Chrysalis Vineyards in Middleburg, Va (the text in bold is my doing):


Qualifications:
Required: degree in fermentation science, or related, 2 years cellar experience, 1 year lab experience, familiarity with all common winemaking equipment, procedures, and practices. Dedicated, serious, career-oriented individuals committed to quality only. Hands-on, physical position. Dilettantes and romance of wine types need not apply. Full time, benefits, salary DOE. Reply with résumé, and a brief letter describing your qualifications, motivation, expectations, and salary requirement.


Ha!
Word to the wise: there's an awful lot of hard work that goes into making a bottle of wine...if you think it's all "wine and roses", think again!
I don't know of anyone in the industry who doesn't complain about harvest and the hours required - regardless of appellation they work in.....

2 Comments:

Anonymous stuart said...

They changed the ad.
now it reads:
"Dedicated, serious, career-oriented individuals only, committed to quality and who take pride in getting the details done and done right. "

Too bad, too. Anyone who was willing to exclude dilletantes up front should be commended!

April 04, 2007 11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Link's broken to the ad.....they probably got too much traffic from the attention you gave them and had to repost.

April 05, 2007 12:53 PM  

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