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Job Title Harvest Intern
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 full time Seasonal Intern to join our team for the 2017 Harvest. The Harvest Intern will work very closely with the Lab team, so winery lab experience is beneficial.   The ideal candidate will have an up-for-anything attitude and take pride in their work, no matter how small the task. Previous experience or related education is preferred. The ideal candidate will 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 Intern will have a flexible schedule during the employment period, be eager and willing to work long extended hours, be physically fit enough to lift/move awkward objects or smart enough to ask for help when they can’t, and have access to transportation to get to and from the winery.
 
The Harvest Intern will gain experience in many facets of the winery, but will mainly be responsible for the following: 
•             Sample procurement and preparation
•             Additions to wines including yeast and bacteria inoculations 
•       Collect and prepare juice and wine samples from tanks and barrels for analysis and tasting 
•       Perform calibrations on laboratory equipment
•       Accurately perform, document, and interpret routine analysis on juice, must, and wine.
•       Monitor daily fermentations – excellent sensory skills required
•       Responsible for chemical preparation, including but not limited to: acids, bases, chemical reagents, buffers, and wine standards.
•       Maintain cleanliness of the laboratory
Perform other duties as assigned
 
Requirements:
•             Recent graduate or currently pursuing a degree in Wine, Enology, Viticulture, or related field or an equivalent level of relevant experience
•             Previous winery or harvest experience beneficial
•             Serious passion for wine along with the sensory skills necessary for successful winemaking
•       Knowledge of practical and technical aspects of winemaking procedure
•       High standard of quality with acute attention to detail 
•       Experience working with a Chemwell, Foss, or Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy preferred
•       Excellent written and oral communication skills
•       Strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel and Word
•             A strong attention to detail, positive attitude, willingness to work hard and get dirty, and ability to work well with others is essential
•             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 Seasonal Full time for Harvest Season 2017
Pay Scale %15/hr
Start Date July 2017
End Date December 2017
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