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Job Description:

POSITON: Assistant Viticulturist/ Viticulturist
DEPARTMENT: Winegrowing
REPORTS TO: Estate Vineyard Manager
STATUS: Full Time

•  Routine inspection and reporting of viticultural practices and grapevine phenology on estate vineyards
o Indicate maturity development, report unusual conditions, monitor for pest and disease problems making recommendations, recognize and report water stress, observe general crop size
•  Regularly work with Estate Vineyard Manager and Vino Farms to maximize wine quality by focusing on the following:
o Pruning practices that promote vine balance
o Shoot thinning and leaf pulling practices per RSV standards
o Irrigation scouting and monitoring that is appropriate for the variety
o Cluster thinning where necessary
o Data collection and reporting as it relates to the above practices, both verbally and using RSV’s scouting program, yield estimates, etc
o Quality control monitoring of crew work being implemented on estate ranches
•  Assist Estate Vineyard Manager with viticulture databases, such as updating spreadsheets and scouting program
•  Monitoring and reporting of mitigation projects. Basic knowledge of native trees/shrubs desirable
•  Potentially make one or two trips to the central coast per year to scout for the Grower relations Manger
•  Accompany the Estate Vineyard Manager on vineyard visits, taking notes and transcribing upon return
•  Assist in map creations for special projects
•  Operation of the Scalehouse and coordination with Winemaker on fruit receival

•  Degree in Viticulture or related field plus 3+ year’s vineyard experience
•  Strong organizational and communication skills
•  Competent math skills and ability to sometimes operate in a fast paced environment
•  Dependable in performance and attendance
•  Ability to work independently
•  Must have valid California driver’s license and clean driving record
•  Working knowledge of general safety procedures
•  Must be able to work flexible schedule; weekends and overtime during busy seasons
•  Knowledge of industry certification programs like Fish Friendly Farming and CSWA
•  Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word, Google Earth
•  Familiarity of FarmQA, AgCode and Innovint a plus.
•  Bilingual a plus
•  Must be a team player

•  Able to repetitively lift or carry up to 40 pounds for short periods of time.
•  Able to work outdoors in variable weather conditions.
•  Must be able to hike uneven terrain in hillside vineyards.
•  This position requires extensive travel by driving, primarily within Sonoma County.
•  Must be able to competently operate a four wheel drive vehicle on off road terrain.
•  Must be able to competently operate an ATV, as well as load and unload an ATV to and from a 4 wheel drive truck and/or a trailer.
•  Must successfully complete post-offer pre-employment drug/alcohol testing.

Benefits and Provisions:
•  Pay range of , DOE
•  Salary depends on experience and qualifications.
•  Company vehicle provided.
•  Company phone, laptop computer or adequate stipend provided.
•  Medical and Life Insurance provided and Dental Insurance available to purchase.
•  401K with company match available.
•  Paid vacation

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, November 17th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Category:
Job Level:
$‌26.OO ‍−‌ $33.OO

Contact Information:

Rodney Strong Wine Estates
marybeth Sizelove