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Job Title Viticulture Intern 2017
Location Santa Barbara County, , CA
Company Name Dierberg and Star Lane Vineyards
Company Description Dierberg and Star Lane Vineyards in Santa Barbara County farms and produces wine from 450 planted acres on three vineyards in Happy Canyon, Santa Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley AVAs. 

Job Description

Dierberg and Star Lane Vineyards are currently looking for a talented Viticulture Intern to join our team in Santa Barbara County. We farm and produce wine from 450 planted acres on three vineyards in Happy Canyon, Santa Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley AVAs. This is a very unique opportunity to join a luxury estate producing the major varieties of Santa Barbara County: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah.    

The Viticulture Intern will report to the Vineyard Director and work closely with the Vineyard Manager and Viticulture Technician. This position will be responsible for assisting with vineyard data collection and management on all estate properties.    

Duties (will include but are not limited to):
        - Assist in vineyard IPM scouting and reporting
- Data entry and analysis
- Collect plant tissue and soil for analysis
- Execute cluster counting for yield estimation
- Maturity sampling near harvest (Brix, pH, and TA)
        - Support ongoing vineyard operations as needed
Required Qualifications:
- Pursuing or received an undergraduate degree in Viticulture, Horticulture, Enology, Agricultural Science, Soils, GIS or related field.
- Software:  Microsoft Word and Excel (advanced)
        - Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
- Self-starter who is able to surmount reasonable obstacles creatively and independently. 
- Keen interest in experimentation, new techniques and new vineyard technologies. 
- Available to work long hours and weekends during peak periods of the growing season and harvest.
- Strong communication and organizational skills
Preferred Qualifications:
        - Previous lab experience: juice chemistry and phenolics.
- Deep appreciation for wine and the ability to describe and discuss wines in a group
- Spanish fluency

Internship can last through December 2017. Internship requires frequent travel between vineyard sites. Mileage will be reimbursed at the Federal rate.

Twenty years ago, Jim and Mary Dierberg settled in Santa Barbara County to fulfill their dream of building an estate winery capable of rivaling the greatest houses of Burgundy and Bordeaux.  Today, the Dierberg and Star Lane brands capture the diverse and unique terroirs of Santa Barbara County in world-class wines.  Come join our team and help contribute to the founders’ 250 year plan for continued sustainability and excellence. 

Please send Cover Letter and Resume to taylor@dierbergvineyard.com

Job Type Harvest Internship
Pay Scale DOE
Start Date As soon as possible.
End Date Can last up through December 2017.
Other Information
Contact Instructions

Email taylor@dierbergvineyard.com

Contact Address

2121 Alisos Road
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Phone 8053251819
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Email taylor@dierbergvineyard.com
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