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2020 Harvest Vineyard Internship

Merry Edwards Winery

Sebastopol, CA

Job Description:

Merry Edwards Winery has an exciting seasonal internship that bridges enology and viticulture for the 2020 harvest. The intern selected will work closely with the winemaker, ensuring fruit quality in our extensive vineyard holdings, as well as wine quality post-harvest. This position is seen as another eye in the vineyard, providing field observations during the growing season leading up to harvest, as well as crop estimates and maturity sampling. As the season progresses, the internship moves towards the lab and cellar, assisting with daily analysis and backing up cellar work as needed. The ideal candidate is a team player with a keen eye for detail. They will be fully trained in our standard operating procedures and will participate in all aspects of winemaking, from grape to bottle. We offer state-of-the-art technologies and equipment and present an opportunity to learn how to operate in a premium winemaking environment.

Viticulture duties include:
•  Crop estimates
•  Grape maturity sampling
•  Pressure chamber readings and field observations

Enology duties include:
•  Processing grape maturity samples for analysis
•  Basic Lab analysis, including but not limited to measuring brix, pH, and titratable acidity
•  Tank and barrel sampling
•  Cellar work including but not limited to: sanitation; bottling line work; additions to must/juice; and barrel stirring

Requirements and Qualifications:
•  Previous experience and formal education preferred
•  Laboratory experience using auto-titrator and spectrophotometer preferred
•  Motivated and passionate about wine
•  Able to lift 50 lbs. and work extended hours in a physically demanding environment
•  Able to stand for long periods of time
•  Ability to follow standard operating procedures and adhere to strict safety procedures.

Start Date: June 29, 2020

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Wednesday, January 15th
Type of Work:
Harvest Help

Contact Information:

Merry Edwards Winery
Heidi von der Mehden