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Vineyard/Lab Internship - Merry Edwards Winery

Merry Edwards Winery

Sebastopol, CA

Job Description:

Merry Edwards Winery has an exciting seasonal intern position that bridges enology and viticulture for the 2023 harvest. The ideal candidate is a team player with a keen eye for detail and a willingness to undertake the tasks needed for smooth operation of our facility and vineyards. The intern selected will work closely with the winemakers to ensure fruit quality in our extensive vineyard holdings, as well as wine quality post-harvest. 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 for vine water status

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
•  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.

Our benefits
•  $19-$20 per hour + overtime
•  Holidays and Paid Time Off
•  Lunch and snacks provided each day during harvest.
•  Merry Edwards Jacket, T-Shirt, Hat, Water Bottle
•  50% discount on wine purchases

Start Date: June 2023

Merry Edwards Winery is a state-of-the-art winery in California’s Russian River Valley, focused on producing premium Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, May 26th
Type of Work:
Harvest Help
Job Category:
Job Level:
$20 per hour + overtime

Contact Information:

Merry Edwards Winery