Delicato Family Vineyards (DFV Wines) has an immediate career opportunity for a Viticulturist Field Representative at our Manteca location.
DFV Wines is a family-owned California winery founded in 1924. Three generations of the Indelicato family have guided grapes from vineyard to bottle and into homes and dining establishments around the world. DFV Wines is steadfastly committed to crafting and representing wines of the highest quality produced in accordance with sustainable winegrowing practices. Among the leading and fastest growing wine companies in America, the DFV Wines portfolio includes Gnarly Head, Black Stallion Estate Winery, Noble Vines, HandCraft Artisan Collection, La Merika, First Press, Bota Box, Massimo, Irony, Domino and Twisted.
Position Summary: Acting on own initiative, the Viticulture Field Representative is primarily responsible for establishing, developing, and maintaining policies, procedures and quality objectives for the wine grape growing process. Accountable for providing viticulture information necessary for grape assessments. Oversees personnel at harvest for field sampling and makes technical recommendations to growers so quality and supply objectives are met.
Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Viticulture, Enology, Food Science, or Related Field
Experience: At least five years experience in related field. Excellent management and communication skills. Must be detail and multi-task oriented. Proficient in the use of MS Office based environment, (Word, Outlook, Excel and other software applications).
Knowledge: Comprehensive understanding of all processes related to grape procurement and grape growing with a solid understanding of winemaking. Ability to operate under deadlines and high degree of pressure, self-directed and also willing to take direction. Winery knowledge is a plus. Must be able to work independently, and have the ability and willingness to work flexible hours, days, and shifts, including early morning hours and some weekends. Must be able to walk and travel through vineyards (uneven terrain).
Delicato offers its employees a very generous and comprehensive benefits package. The core health insurance components include medical, dental and vision, where Delicato covers nearly the entire cost for employees and a large percentage for dependents. Additional health benefits include life, disability and flexible spending accounts. Other benefits include 401(k) with generous company match, discretionary profit sharing, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, wine & merchandise discounts, tuition reimbursement, gym discounts & many more.