Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #1219

Gallo Vineyards Operations and Viticulture Internship
Full Time
Gallo Vineyards Inc.
Napa Ca, Healdsburg Ca, Paso Robles CA
Gallo Vineyards Inc. (GVI)

Gallo Family Vineyards owns and operates various vineyards in Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Lake County, Monterey, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.  We also maintain long term growing contracts with growers from Sonoma, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, San Francisco Bay, Lodi, Monterey and Washington State.  Fruit from these diverse growing regions supports a number of wine programs including:  William Hill, Louis Martini, MacMurray Ranch, Bridlewood Estate, Frei Brothers, Edna Valley, Ghost Pines, Mirassou, Rancho Zabaco and Columbia.

About Gallo

Over eighty years ago, with humble beginnings, brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo began E. & J. Gallo Winery.  Today, we are the world's largest family-owned winery.  We distribute wines to over 90 countries and are the largest exporter of California wine. E. & J. Gallo Winery employs a creative and talented team of more than 5,000 people. We truly believe that the contributions of our employees are what make our Winery a dominant force in the ever-growing wine industry.  If you want to work with great people and enjoy a career in a dynamic industry expected to double in the next 10 years, see what opportunities await you at E. & J. Gallo Winery!
March-June 2023
December 2023
Job Summary

We are currently searching for appropriate candidates to fill 6-month positions within our Winegrowing Operations. Coastal Winegrowing/Gallo Vineyards Inc. strives to produce the highest quality wine grapes using technologically advanced production techniques.  Interns will support the many different areas of our Winegrowing Operations including general viticulture, irrigation management, pest control, tractor and spray operations, new equipment development and cultural operations.  Some of the intern’s essential functions could include the following:

Support all GVI operations and viticulture winegrowing practices.
Assist with crop estimations, phenology data collection and irrigation practices.
Assist with harvest activities including maturity sampling, harvest equipment preparation and quality control of mechanically and hand-harvested fruit.
Participate in pest and disease scouting and help draft treatment thresholds for specific pests.
Support GVI in logistical allocation of assets .
Use GPS technology and the Geographical Information System to implement precision farming and map vineyard infrastructure.
Assist with the design, layout, and planting of a new vineyard block.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate.
Currently enrolled at a college or university and working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the following majors OR have obtained a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the following majors: Agriculture, Business, Economics, Entomology, Animal Sciences, Biological Sciences, Plant Biology, Ag Systems Management, Viticulture, Horticulture, Plant Science, Agricultural Science, Enology, Soil Science, Food Science, Hydrology, Engineering, Geographical Information Systems, Land Resources Mgt., Forestry, Resource Mgt., Ag Business, Winemaking, Biology, Ag Policy, Chemistry, Spanish, or Environmental Science
Required to lift and move up to 40 lbs.
Candidates for this position must have a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record. Required to obtain a California driver’s license or appropriate state driver’s license within 30 days of hire.
Required to drive between various production sites and locations.
Required availability to work evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Junior or Senior class standing at a college or university and working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Viticulture, Horticulture, Plant Science, Agricultural Science, Enology, Soil Science, Food Science, Hydrology, Geographical Information Systems or Environmental Science OR working towards your Master’s degree (in the above areas of study).
Grape pest and disease identification and general viticulture knowledge.
Computer skills: Microsoft Office, Excel, Statistical Analysis (MiniTab, SAS), GPS Mapping and ArcView.
Basic operation experience including Ag based equipment, trailers, trucks, etc.
Experience with some agricultural commodity and/or production operation.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Required to lift and move up to 40 lbs.
Inside/Outside conditions: work estimated at 90-100% (but not limited to) outside with weather of varying types.
Wet/Slippery conditions vary and may include work in rain.
Required to work outside in hot weather.  Noise levels may vary.  Occasional situations where ear protection is required.

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