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Winemaking Intern

Constellation Brands

Soledad, CA

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Company Summary

We are the producers, creators and marketers of beer, wine and spirits brands that people love. At Constellation Brands, we are driven to push boundaries and think beyond today to deliver products and experiences that resonate now, tomorrow, and well into the future. Because of this approach, we are the fastest-growing large CPG company in the U.S. at retail, with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. Our premium portfolio of iconic brands like Corona Extra, Modelo Especial, Kim Crawford, Robert Mondavi, Meiomi, The Prisoner, SVEDKA Vodka, High West Whiskey, and more drive industry-leading growth for us today. But we are just getting started. Our ability to stay on the forefront of consumer trends has fueled our success since our founding in 1945 and will guide us in creating the next generation of products and experiences Worth Reaching For.

Position Summary

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a passion for making high quality wine. This position works directly with the Winemaking Team and will be an integral winemaking support position, helping to facilitate daily harvest winemaking responsibilities. This position does not require Cellar or Lab work; however, interns will work with members of the Cellar and Lab to achieve daily responsibilities.

This is a temporary assignment, generally between June through November. Schedules are determined on an as needed basis to keep up with grape processing. This may include weekend work, and overtime.

* Conduct daily fermentation monitoring including tank temperatures, cap inspection and management
* Taste and evaluate wines with Winemaking team
* Assist winemakers with vineyard monitoring and picking decisions
* Work with winemakers and cellar leads on pressing, grape receival, facilitating and prioritizing workload
* Monitor winemaking trials, review of lab analysis
* Generate work orders for grape and wine processing.
* Assist Winemakers as needed

Minimum Qualifications
* Ability to work from June through the end of November
* Ability to work various shifts including weekends and overtime
* Recent graduate or pursuing a degree in Enology and/or Viticulture or related field
* Excellent organizational and communication skills - oral and written
* Experience in computer applications (Excel, Word, and Outlook).
* Must be at least 21 years of age

Preferred Qualifications
* Previous harvest experience in winery production
* Ability to communicate in Spanish
* Able to work independently with a minimum of supervision
* Well-developed wine tasting skills

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Working conditions in certain areas of the winery are cold, warm, wet, slippery and noisy. Involves exposure to loud noises, fumes, toxic chemicals, near moving mechanical parts and lift truck traffic. Frequent walking, standing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouch or crawl, going up and down stairs and ladders. Must be able to move up to 55 lbs. Must have a valid driver's license. Occasional travel with ability to work weekends and overtime. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Soledad, California

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Full time

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Equal Opportunity

Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).

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Job Posted:
Wednesday, June 22nd
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