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Cellar master

Job title (also winemaker) of the person primarily responsible for the winemaking process in a winery. In larger wineries, responsibility for vineyards and wine cellars is shared. The prerequisite for the cellar master examination is a successful final examination in an apprenticeship in the cellar industry such as wine technologist or wine cooper with one to three years of practical experience. The focus of the cellar master lies in the management of working groups or departments, in larger wineries as production or operations manager.

In addition to administrative and management tasks, the responsibility includes the control of all work steps from the delivery of the grapes, pressing, fermentation, ageing and care of the wines to bottling. The entire process is monitored with appropriate quality controls. In a champagne house, the cellar master is known as the chef de caves. See also other professions and functions in viticulture under viticultural training.

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