Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #1241

Harvest Enologist Intern - Napa
Delicato Family Wines
Napa, CA
About Delicato Family Wines
Delicato Family Wines is one of the fastest-growing top 10 wineries in the U.S. Established in 1924 by the Indelicato family, the company is guided today by a dynamic third generation of family leaders. Over nearly a century of growing, crafting, and selling wine, the Indelicato family has instilled their strong sense of values into our company culture. We offer opportunities for growth that come from being an industry leading, fast-growing company, and from having the nimble, responsive, and values-driven culture of a family-owned business.
Delicato Family Wines is a uniquely balanced blend of big company opportunity, & family culture
Hard Work, High Standards
Respect for our employees and the land
This is who we are!
Position Purpose
Under General Supervision, the Harvest Enologist will assist the production and wine-making staff with all harvest-related activities. The Harvest Enologist is the primary person responsible for Laboratory operations during harvest; in addition, will provide technical and logistical support by performing duties such as monitoring fermentations, performing lab analyses, and conducting trials. This internship is located at Black Stallion Estate Winery in Napa.

Essential Duties
Lab Duties:

Conducting wine Analysis; vineyard grape sample processing and analysis
Performing ML inoculations and progress tracking
Handling data management and distribution
Reviewing data and trend analysis
Organizing sampling and Setup for tastings, analysis, and winemaking trials
Monitoring ingredient inventory
Preparing special ingredient additions
Performing general quality checks

Cellar duties:

Managing fermenter Brix and Temp tracking and distribution of information
Preparing yeast inoculations
Generating and distributing harvest production orders
Assisting with managing and monitoring fermentation trials
Assisting full-time crew with receiving fruit
Use of small lot wine processing equipment
Non-Essential Duties
Conducting vineyard site visits to monitor grape development
Assists with daily fermenter tastings with winemaking staff
*Other duties may be assigned

Minimum Requirements
Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Viticulture, Enology, Chemistry, Biology, Food Science, or other science related field preferred

Previous experience working in wineries for 1 to 2 harvests preferred (cellar or lab)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Strong organizational skills
Strong reading, writing, communication and mathematical skills
Solid winemaking theory, wine sensory, communication/presentation and organizational skills
Ability to work under pressure during harvest with many different people and departments
Experience with Microsoft Office
Ability to work overtime and weekends
Team player and able to work with others
Must be able to work rapidly and accurately, performing multiple tasks simultaneously
Chemistry experience in the wine industry is a plus
Certificates and Licenses

Acceptable driving history with valid Driver’s License
Working Conditions
Most work is performed within the analytical lab in a temperature controlled environment.
In the lead up to harvest, some vineyard visits will be performed where the temperatures may reach 100F
Occasional exposure to fumes, gases, or dust may occur
Certificates and Licenses

Acceptable driving history with a valid Driver’s License
Work Standards
Acts in a manner reflective of the Company culture of High Moral Standards, Innovation and Continuous Evolution, Trust in Team, Continuous Improvement, and Sustainable Relationships
Communicates, interacts, and works effectively with others; receptive to feedback and coaching; voices concerns in a constructive manner
Demonstrates commitment to safety first; communicates safety concerns; promotes a safe work environment based on established safety standards and training
Follows all Company policies and procedures
Additional Comments
Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

California Pay Transparency Disclaimer: This is a Non-Exempt position. The pay range for this position is $19.00 to $21.00.

Actual placement within range will be contingent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to the candidate's qualifications, education, experience, internal equity and alignment with market data.

Delicato Family Wines offers its temporary employees a generous and comprehensive benefits package. The core health insurance component includes medical coverage. In addition you will be eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan with a generous company match, and sick time accrual.

Delicato Family Wines is an Equal Opportunity Employ
Maleia Warren | Recruiter

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