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Intern - Harvest Enologist

Delicato Family Wines

Napa, CA

Job Description:

Position Purpose

Under General Supervision, the Harvest Enologist will assist the production and wine-making staff with all harvest-related activities. The Harvest Enologist is the primary person responsible for Laboratory operations during harvest; in addition, will provide technical and logistical support by performing duties such as monitoring fermentations, performing lab analyses, and conducting trials.

Functional Responsibility

Essential Duties

Lab Duties:

•  Conducting wine Analysis; vineyard grape sample processing and analysis
•  Performing ML inoculations and progress tracking
•  Handling data management and distribution
•  Reviewing data and trend analysis
•  Organizing sampling and Setup for tastings, analysis and winemaking trials
•  Monitoring ingredient inventory
•  Preparing special ingredient additions
•  Performing general quality checks

Cellar duties:

•  Managing fermenter Brix and Temp tracking and distribution of information
•  Preparing yeast inoculations
•  Generating and distributing harvest production orders
•  Assisting with managing and monitoring fermentation trials
•  Assisting full time crew with receiving fruit
•  Use of small lot wine processing equipment

*Other duties may be assigned

Non-Essential Duties

•  Conducting vineyard site visits to monitor grape development
•  Assists with daily fermenter tastings with winemaking staff

*Other duties may be assigned

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:

•  Bachelor's degree in Viticulture, Enology, Chemistry, Biology, Food Science, or other science related field preferred
•  Previous experience working in wineries for 1 to 2 harvests preferred (cellar or lab)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

•  Strong organizational skills
•  Strong reading, writing, communication and mathematical skills
•  Solid winemaking theory, wine sensory, communication/presentation and organizational skills
•  Ability to work under pressure during harvest with many different people and departments
•  Experience with Microsoft Office
•  Ability to work overtime and weekends
•  Team player and able to work with others
•  Must be able to work rapidly and accurately, performing multiple tasks simultaneously
•  Chemistry experience in the wine industry is a plus

Working Conditions

•  Most work is performed within the analytical lab in a temperature controlled environment.
•  Occasional exposure to fumes, gases or dust may occur

Work Standards

•  Acts in a manner reflective of the Company culture of High Moral Standards, Innovation and Continuous Evolution, Trust in Team, Continuous Improvement, and Sustainable Relationships
•  Communicates, interacts, and works effectively with others; receptive to feedback and coaching; voices concerns in a constructive manner
•  Demonstrates commitment to safety first; communicates safety concerns; promotes a safe work environment based on established safety standards and training
•  Follows all Company policies and procedures

Additional Comments

Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

California Pay Transparency Disclaimer: This is a Non-Exempt position. The pay range for this position is $20.00 to $22.00. It is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role. Actual placement within range will be contingent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to the candidate's qualifications, education, experience, internal equity and alignment with market data.

Delicato Family Wines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Saturday, June 15th
Type of Work:
Harvest Help
Job Category:
Job Level:
$‌2O.OO ‍−‌ $22.OO
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