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Job Description:

The world’s second-largest family-owned winery and fourth-largest overall, Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) comprises more than 50 award-winning wine and spirits brands distributed in nearly 50 countries around the globe. Founded in 1948—when Italian immigrant Mario Trinchero brought his young family from New York City to Napa Valley and purchased an abandoned Prohibition-era winery called Sutter Home in St. Helena—Trinchero Family Estates has been an innovator for seven decades.

Today, Trinchero Family Estates remains deeply rooted in Napa Valley, encompassing a broad portfolio of global offerings, including flagship brands Sutter Home Family Vineyards and Ménage à Trois; luxury brands Trinchero Napa Valley, Napa Cellars and Neyers Vineyards; partner brands Joel Gott Wines, Charles & Charles and Bieler Père et Fils; import brands San Polo, Angove Family Winemakers, Avissi Prosecco, Echo Bay, Finca Allende and Terras Gauda; and Spirits and Specialty Beverage brands Hanson of Sonoma Organic Vodka, Tres Agaves Organic Tequila, Tres Agaves Organic Cocktail Mixers, Amador Whiskey and Trincheri Vermouth.

Headquartered in Napa Valley for more than 70 years, Trinchero Family Estates is comprised of more than 1,100 team members, five northern California tasting rooms and numerous California wineries. Trinchero Family Estates’ production facilities span Trinchero Central Coast to the south, Main Street winery and Luxury Winemakers’ Studio to north, and Westside winery and Terra d’Oro to the east.
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Job Summary:
The Grower Relations Representative (GRR) is responsible for management of the sourcing, negotiating and procurement of grapes of the required type, grade and price from third parties under established guidelines. The GRR is accountable for ensuring purchased grapes are grown to specification, the orderly delivery of grower fruit and management of grower contracts for respective region.

Essential Functions:
The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Responsible for locating and sourcing available grapes and maintaining relationships with growers.
Act as liaison between growers and winery
Participates in the analysis, design, development and implementation of policies, strategic plans, programs, objectives, or technical systems.
Consult with and advise growers on various cultural practices and techniques
Monitor crop development and maturity levels to harvest
Work both collaboratively with Grower Relations Department and independently in field
Assist Vice President, Grower Relations with coordinating harvest deliveries and trucking
Assist Vice President, Grower Relations with contract negotiations
Responsible for understanding the Food Safety and Quality Management System and related activities, including the SQF Food Safety & Quality Policy
Special projects as assigned

Education: Viticultural degree preferred
Years of Experience: 3 or more years vineyard field experience
Ability to recognize all colors of the spectrum
Demonstrate strong viticulture skills and knowledge
Familiarity with current viticulture trends and techniques
Excellent organizational and follow-up skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Moderate to advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams)

Working Conditions:
Moderate to heavy physical work
Based in Lodi, but may work from any one of Trinchero Family Estates’ facilities
Standing for long periods of time (8 hours per day)
Must comply with all safety equipment requirements
Exposure to all weather conditions
Exposure to various chemicals in production areas
Exposure to machinery, forklifts and related production and agricultural equipment
Long and irregular hours during peak periods
Extensive walking and lifting of up to 55 pounds

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Monday, February 12th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Category:
Job Level:
Entry Level
$66,56O.OO ‍−‌ $95,OOO.OO