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Harvest Grape Sampler

Alexander Valley Vineyards

healdsburg, CA

Job Description:

Alexander Valley Vineyards is located on the historic homestead originally settled and built by valley namesake Cyrus Alexander in 1841, who recognized the tremendous potential of land here: good soil, temperate climate and plentiful water. The Alexander Valley AVA is a prominent appellation known worldwide as the source of elegant, age-worthy wines. Alexander Valley Vineyards has an established reputation for estate grown wines with distinctive varietal character. The Wetzel family, who purchased the property in 1962, currently grow fourteen grape varieties on an array of distinctive properties, from vineyards along the Russian River to premier hillside sites on the southern end of the valley. Alexander Valley Vineyards is certified both as Sonoma County Sustainable and a Sonoma County Green Business in recognition for the steps we've taken to follow the best environmental practices and conserve resources. Our goal is simple; to produce high quality wines that emphasize the character of the varietal while following through on our commitment to make wine in sustainable manner.

Alexander Valley Vineyards is looking for a grape sampler to assist in monitoring maturity in our Northern Sonoma vineyards this harvest, starting mid-August and lasting through November. We are looking for a motivated team member who is eager to expand on their knowledge and experience related to grape growing & maturity scouting in a positive & fun working environment.

DUTIES:
•  Assess maturity and vine development and record field observations
•  Collect maturity samples
•  Manage personal sampling schedule and coordinate daily route to ensure timely results
•  Assist lab in processing juice samples for analysis and tasting
•  Work closely with Winemaking team
•  Assist with compiling and filing seasonal viticulture notes, maintaining vineyard data reports

REQUIREMENTS:
•  Viticulture coursework or previous harvest experience
•  Hard working, ability to follow written and verbal instructions
•  Ability to clearly and accurately document information
•  Ability to work long hours, possible weekends during peak periods
•  Extensive walking and ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
•  Exposure to outside elements and physical work (lifting, bending, climbing, squatting)
•  Valid CA driver’s license and clean DMV report required

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Monday, June 10th
Type of Work:
Harvest Help
Job Level:
Internship/Seasonal
Compensation:
$‌2O.OO ‍−‌ $22.OO DOE

Contact Information:

Alexander Valley Vineyards
Kevin Hall