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Harvest Lab Intern (Waterfowl Winery)

The Duckhorn Portfolio

Hopland, CA

Job Description:

The Duckhorn Portfolio is North America’s premier luxury wine company. We were established in 1976 by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn. Today, our portfolio features some of North America’s most revered wineries, including Decoy, Paraduxx, Goldeneye, Migration, Canvasback, Calera, Kosta Browne, Greenwing and Postmark.

Our lab team at Waterfowl Winery in Hopland, CA is looking for a Harvest Lab Technician to join them for Harvest 2024. This is a great opportunity to learn diverse winemaking techniques from multiple labels including Duckhorn, Decoy, Goldeneye, and Migration. This position will be responsible for fermentation monitoring, tank and barrel sampling, and wine analysis. It is expected that repeatable, accurate sampling and analyses are provided; and a positive work environment is maintained through active team contribution and open communication.

What we will ask you to do:
•  Evaluate and communicate sensory characteristics of fermentation to the winemaking team.
•  Follow lab protocols to sample from tanks, barrels, and vineyards.
•  Perform analysis of grape and wine samples (Brix, TA, pH, alcohol, sulfur, etc.).
•  Prepare solutions, maintain chemicals, calibrate equipment.
•  Support cellar with additions and inoculations as needed.
•  Perform accurate data entry and tracking using Microsoft Excel.
•  Prepare trials and blends upon request.
•  Must be able to work a flexible schedule and work overtime (including one weekend day) during peak harvest period.

What you will need:
•  High School Diploma required, Bachelor’s degree in enology or science preferred.
•  Basic lab skills – including pipetting, titration, and ability to follow protocols.
•  Good written and verbal communication skills.
•  Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
•  Analytical, critical thinking and math skills required.
•  Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
•  Attention to detail and safety.
•  Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 45lbs.

What we will provide:
•  The hourly range for this position is $20 - $23.
•  Discounts on wine and merchandise.
•  Sick time accrual.
•  A diverse team of coworkers that care about each other in a fun, exciting work environment.
•  A company that promotes from within, provides great training and development programs and opportunities.
•  Internship dates are July 29, 2024 – November 22, 2024.

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Wednesday, April 17th
Type of Work:
Harvest Help
Job Level:
$‌2O.OO ‍−‌ $23.OO