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Harvest Cellar / Lab Interns

Stone Tower Winery

Leesburg, VA

Job Description:

Stone Tower Winery is seeking two interns for the 2020 harvest, one being in the cellar and the other being a lab/cellar flex position. We are a family-owned winery in Leesburg, Virginia, focusing on premium wines made from estate-grown fruit and trusted growers throughout the state. Our focus is on Bordeaux varietals and other vinifera showing well in Virginia.

We are seeking detail-oriented and reliable individuals that have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and a good sense of humor. This opportunity is great for someone who wants exposure to all aspects of viticulture and winemaking using modern equipment and old-world techniques.

Cellar Duties include, but are not limited to:
Cleaning and sanitation
Grape processing and equipment operation
Pumpovers and punchdowns
Additions and inoculations as directed
Pomace removal
Barrel work such as filling, topping, stirring
Rackings
Other projects as directed

Lab/Cellar Flex Position:
Daily fermentation monitoring (SG and temp.)
Fruit sampling
Maturity analysis (pH, TA, Brix, SG)
Enzymatic analysis (G/F, Malic, YAN)
Sample preparation
Cleaning and maintenance of lab and equipment
Chemical preparation and maintenance
All cellar duties listed above as needed

Physical Requirements:
Ability to lift 50 pounds
Ability to climb stairs/ladders
Walk, stand, bend, kneel for long periods

Qualifications:
Previous harvest experience desired (a high interest in winemaking is great, too)
Lab Position: Scientific background or significant lab experience and comfortable with metric system.
Well-organized
Willing to work varying shifts and long hours
Desire to learn
Self-starter
Team player
Reliable transportation and valid drivers license
Effective communication skills

The position will begin in late August and run through October. Exact dates are flexible and subject to change as harvest progresses.

Housing accommodations may be able to be provided.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, May 22nd
Type of Work:
Harvest Help

Contact Information:

Stone Tower Winery
Lacey Huber