Wine Fermenter

Tend tanks that convert crushed fruit or must into wines.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Wine Fermenters do?

Tends tanks that convert crushed fruit or must into wines by either of following methods: Dumps or shovels specified amounts of crushed fruits into wine tanks and starts pump to admit premeasured amounts of syrup. Turns valve to admit compressed air into tank and allows mash to ferment for specified period of time. Pours and dumps specified amount of chemicals and yeast into tank containing must to prevent bacteria growth and induce fermentation. Starts pump to circulate must to enrich color and flavor of wine. Starts pump to circulate must through heat exchanger as required to prolong fermentation, according to temperature readings. Turns valve to admit compressed air into must when producing sparkling burgundy and champagne. Starts pump to transfer fermented mash or wine into storage tanks. May pump fermented wine through filter equipment to remove sediment. May meter out specified amounts of sugar and water into automatic mixing tank to produce syrup. May be designated according to type of wine produced as Fermenter, Champagne.


Should I be a Wine Fermenter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Fermenter, Champagne, Fermenter, Wine

    How to become a Wine Fermenter

    Most Wine Fermenters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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