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Harvest Enology Internship

Early Mountain Vineyards

Madison, VA

Job Description:

Early Mountain Vineyards is located in Madison, Virginia and is part of the Monticello Wine Trail in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a strong commitment to the vineyard, as well as a fervent expression of place, our mission is to craft high-quality wines and to participate in Virginia’s ascent as a world-class wine region. For additional information on the winery, please visit earlymountain.com.

Early Mountain Vineyards is seeking a laboratory intern for the 2018 harvest. Internships start in August (exact timeframe TBD) and end approximately early November or December (season dependent).

Job responsibilities will include:
•  Fermentation monitoring
•  Fruit sampling
•  Basic Chemistry analysis: pH, TA, Brix, Free SO2, etc.
•  Enzymatic analysis (YAN, Malic Acid, Acetic Acid, Glucose Fructose)
•  Assist in bottling operations and general cellar tasks as needed

Qualifications:
•  Previous lab skills, including proficiency in wet chemistry and enzymatic analysis
•  Understanding of general winemaking practices
•  Ability to perform physical labor, including lifting 50 lbs. on a regular basis
•  Willingness to work long hours and up to 7 days a week at times
•  A positive attitude, sense of humor and keen eye for detail
•  Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
•  Must have own transportation

Compensation: Interns will be paid hourly and are eligible for overtime pay.

Please send cover letter and references to jobs@earlymountain.com.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Tuesday, June 12th
Type of Work:
Harvest Help
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