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Harvest Sugar Samplers (Mendocino & Lake County)

Fetzer Vineyards

Hopland, CA

Job Description:

At Fetzer Vineyards, we have a sweet job for you.

We are looking to hire HARVEST SUGAR SAMPLERS in the Mendocino and Lake County areas. In these positions, you will be responsible for performing field sugar testing of grapes for approximately 8 weeks, beginning late August through October 2014. You will also get the opportunity to work with the grower relations team as well as winemakers.

Fetzer Vineyards is proud to be a part of Concha y Toro. Publically traded and based in Chile, Concha y Toro is the world’s seventh largest winery with more than 32 million cases sold annually.

•Monitor and undertake sugar sampling (brix samples) of grapes in designated areas of the vineyards in a timely manner;
•Record and report results of sugar sampling to grower relations team/supervisor;
•Perform some analytical work of grape/juice characteristics (pH and total acidity) in the lab
•Record and track time and mileage for payroll
•Assist with vineyard monitoring and related tasks such as doing crop estimates, observing grape ripeness characteristics and record keeping of sugar sampling results.

•Ability to communicate in a professional and effective manner with people in the organization (written & verbal)
•Must have own vehicle, valid CDL and auto insurance
•Requires rigorous walking and physical work in vineyards with steep and/or uneven terrain.
•Capability to work in extreme weather such as heat for extended periods of time.
•Willingness to travel within the counties
•Early morning hours and some Saturday work required
•Self directed with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
•Be detail oriented and adapt easily to daily changes
•Ability to be a team player with a professional attitude

•Bilingual English/Spanish, a plus (but not required)

This position works approximately 20-30 hours per week.

This position will be located in the Mendocino and Lake County areas.

Fetzer Vineyards’ corporate office is located at 12901 Old River Rd Hopland, CA 95449 Hopland is a small town of less than 800 people located at the start of the Redwoods of Northern California. It is about a two hour drive, along scenic U.S. Route 101, north of San Francisco.

To apply:
Please email your resume to: with “Sugar Sampler" and preferred location (Lake County or Mendocino County) in the subject line, or send by fax, to 707.744.7606. Or complete an application at:
Fetzer Vineyards Administration Building, 12901 Old River Road, Hopland. Apply by July 10, 2014.
Requires successful completion of criminal background and DMV record screening, e-verify and drug screen. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

We couldn’t be more excited to be part of Viña Concha y Toro which occupies an outstanding position among the world’s most important wine companies. With consolidated sales in 2012 of over US$939 million and more than 30 million cases sold globally, the company shows the strength of its business model and international leadership, with a presence in over 135 countries.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Monday, June 23rd
Type of Work:
Harvest Help
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Fetzer Vineyards