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Viticultural Intern, Phage Project, One-year

Ridge Vineyards Inc

Cupertino, CA

Job Description:

Position Title: Viticultural Intern, Phage Project
Category: Full Time. Cupertino and Healdsburg, CA

OBJECTIVE: The Viticultural Intern, Phage Project, will work with the Senior Vice President of Vineyard Operations, and with A&P Inphatec, on phage research in the North Coast. Responsibilities include phage injection therapy work on estate vineyards in Cupertino and Healdsburg, and outside field trials. This is a paid one-year Internship eligible for health benefits.


A&P Inphatec work:
•  Technical support for Xyleject injectors, including coordination with A&P Inphatec, Pulse Biotech (manufacturer of injector) and Wilbur-Ellis for any field issues with injectors
•  Collection and reporting of Xyleject use feedback
•  Inject phage field trials in the North Coast
•  Support for Wilbur-Ellis field trials in the North Coast
•  Sharpshooter trap placement, monitoring, and maintenance
•  Petiole and weed sample collection and reporting
•  Viticultural measurement collection and reporting, including yield and pruning weights
•  Data tracking of all samples
•  Research help as needed

Ridge Vineyards Estate Ranches
•  Coordinate field trial at Lytton Estate West, including layout, sampling, injections, sample collection and tracking, harvest
•  Technical support for Xyleject injectors at Monte Bello and Lytton Springs
•  Vine monitoring for Pierce’s Disease in estate vineyards


•  BA/BS degree with an emphasis in viticulture or an equivalent combination of education and experience
•  Knowledge and experience in all vineyard practices
•  Ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders
•  Must provide valid California driver’s license, and proof of a clean driving record.
•  Must have the ability to perform intense manual labor outdoors, and in all types of weather, and terrain
•  Must have the ability to work in the vineyards, walk up and down hilly terrain, occasionally lift up to 25 lbs., bend, stoop, and crawl through the vineyards as needed
•  Experience performing field trials is a plus
•  Bilingual skill English/Spanish is a plus

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, December 27th
Type of Work:
Full Time
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