Internship INformation
Job Title Abacela Viticulture-Enology Internship
Location Roseburg OR
Company Name Abacela
Company Description Abacela is the 76 acre Oregon estate winery (www.abacela.com) that pioneered production of Tempranillo and Albariño as varietal wines in America. Over the last 21 years we utilized or estate’s Fault Line Vineyard’s many mesoclimes and soil types to carefully matched additional old world grapes not previously grown here to different microclimate-sites in our vineyards. These achievements have contributed greatly to Abacela being called “the most interesting vineyard property in Oregon”. Many of these varieties are now also grown and produced by others widely across our region. 

We specialize in grapes and wine styles indigenous to the Iberian Peninsula.  The vines are managed sustainably with limited inputs and are hand harvested. Our crush season typically begins in early September and ends in early November. This is an opportunity for someone to learn and experience the science and art of winemaking in a family owned and operated gravity flow estate winery that grows and harvests about 200 tons of fifteen different interesting grape varieties for the production of 12,000 cases (144,000, 750 ml bottles) annually. 
Job Description

•       Soil moisture reading downloads, entered in computer and discussed with vineyard manager.
•       Leaf Water Potential (Pressure bomb) data entered in computer and discussed with vineyard manager.
•       Assist with vineyard scouting, monitoring and data collection
•       Cluster counts, weights and crop load estimates
•       Harvest sampling computer data input and analysis
•       Harvest crew support to include picking, delivery of fruit to on premise winery, machine application and removal of bird netting
•       Other duties may be assigned.
•       Viticulture majors preferred but please note this in an integrated viticulture/winemaking internship
•       Must be able to work mid-June to mid-November
•       Tractor driving experience is good and experience operating large equipment a bonus.
•       Must have a valid driver’s license and clean DMV record
•       Must be a team player, have a strong work ethic, and skills in spoken and written English
•       Students whose primary language is not English must have good skills in English.     
•       Must be able to work long hours, up to 6 days a week, in different kinds of weather, etc 
•       Ability to listen, follow directions and then carry out the project accurately to completion
•       Ability to walk distances, including steep hillsides
•       Ability to lift at least 50 pounds

Job Type Viticulture and Enology Internship
Pay Scale $2,000/ mth
Start Date June 2017
End Date Nov 2017
Other Information non smokers only, this is a non smoking property
Housing is not provided.
Contact Instructions Earl Jones, Please send a cover letter and resume to resume@abacela.com
Contact Address

12500 Lookingglass Rd.

Roseburg, OR 97471

Email resume@abacela.com
Web Link www.abacela.com




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