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Job Title Harvest Enologist
Location Livermore, CA
Company Name Wente Vineyards
Company Description Wente Family Estates is comprised of Wente Vineyards, Murrieta’s Well, entwine and Hayes Ranch brands; owned and operated by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family. In 2010, the company received certification for its sustainability efforts with the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing designation and a top 30 wine company by Wine Business Monthly. In 2011, Wente Family Estates was awarded American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast. 2012 marked the 100th anniversary of the Wente family bringing Chardonnay cuttings to California. Today, the Wente clone of Chardonnay is the most widely planted in California. 
Located just east of San Francisco in the historic Livermore Valley, Wente Family Estates is home to one of California’s premier wine country destinations, featuring wine tasting, world class concerts, fine dining at the award-winning Restaurant at Wente Vineyards, and championship golf at the Greg Norman designed Course at Wente Vineyards. A dynamic company dedicated to the art of winemaking, Wente Family Estates shares the philosophy that the quality of a wine originates in the vineyard. For 130 years, we have built a reputation of hiring the best in the wine industry. The willingness to innovate and experiment has been a hallmark of the Wente family operations.  
We look for employees who share our enthusiasm and who are passionate about contributing to the Wente Family Estates legacy.  Whether you are a seasoned professional, looking for a part-time job, or looking for advancement opportunities, Wente Family Estates offers many exciting opportunities. 
We Provide: 
• A fun atmosphere that is serious about quality, wine, and outstanding wine country       experiences.
• Discounts on food, wine and golf. 
• Competitive wages 
• Opportunities for advancement 
• Wine education 
• Hospitality education 
• Quality training for optimal performance growth
Job Description

Wente Vineyards is currently seeking a Harvest Enologist to join our Winemaking team for the 2017 Harvest.  The ideal candidate will have an up-for-anything attitude and take pride in their work, no matter how small the task. Previous harvest experience is essential along with strong Excel skills and experience with wine analysis or similar.  The ideal candidate will have a degree in Enology, Fermentation Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, or related field or be in the process of obtaining a degree in these fields.  The ideal candidate should also have an interest in winemaking, respect for and sense of comradery with members of the team, a good work ethic and desire to be a part of the harvest family.  

It’s expected that the Harvest Enologist will have a flexible schedule, be eager and willing to work long extended hours, and be physically fit enough to perform physical tasks or smart enough to ask for help when they can’t.   Examples include: lifting/moving awkward objects, climbing ladders, and working outdoors for extended periods of time.  This is a full time seasonal position that is anticipated to run from mid July through mid December 2017.

The Harvest Enologist will gain experience in many facets of the winery, but will mainly be responsible for the following: 
•       Support the Winemaker with work order writing and entering work orders into databases, and maintaining those databases.
•       Participate in organizing cellar operations such as: pump overs, punch downs, additions, wine transfers and pressing
•       Monitor primary and secondary fermentations and other juice, must, and wine analysis
•       Assist the Winemaker in identifying issues and recommending solutions

Requirements:
•       Recent graduate or currently pursuing a degree in Enology, Fermentation Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, or related field or an equivalent level of relevant experience
•       Previous harvest experience is essential
•       Strong Excel skills with attention to detail, accuracy and the ability to perform extensive data entry
•       Winery lab experience is beneficial
•       Passion for wine along with the sensory skills necessary for successful winemaking
•       Detailed oriented with exceptional organizational and analytical skills
•       Flexible attitude with the ability to give and take direction
•       A strong attention to detail, positive attitude, willingness to work hard and get dirty, and ability to work well with others is essential
•       Supervisory and bilingual (Spanish/English) skills are helpful, but not required
•       Applicants must be 21 years of age or older due to the nature of the work being performed.
•       This is a seasonal full time position.  Successful candidates must have a flexible schedule and be able to work extended hours 6-7 days per week from mid-July-mid December.

Job Type Full time for Harvest Season
Pay Scale $18-$22/hr
Start Date July 2017
End Date December 2017
Other Information Please apply online at https://rn22.ultipro.com/WEN1003/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=1024  or visit  https://www.wentevineyards.com/employment
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