Harvest Winemaking Intern - King City
Delicato Family Wines
King City, 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!
The Harvest Winemaking Intern position allows recent college graduates the opportunity and exposure to winemaking projects and tasks which may coincide with the Intern’s academic and/or career interest. This allows for broad exposure to the organization with supervision and mentoring, which creates a professional network and real-life work experiences during the harvest season.
Under general supervision, the Harvest Winemaking Intern is responsible for providing technical and logistical support by performing various Harvest-related winemaking duties which may vary depending on location. This position may also assist in implementing and monitoring winemaking trials and small experimental lots and may work with production teams to perform routine duties as directed. This internship is located at our winery in King City, CA.
Performs general quality checks
Conducts fermenter Brix/Temp analysis
Assists in managing and monitoring winemaking trials & fermentations
Sampling and setup for tastings, analysis, and winemaking trials
Performs lab analysis and sets up for daily sensory tastings
Analyze grape maturity samples
Participates in Micro Ox projects
*Other duties may be assigned
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Viticulture, Enology, Chemistry, Biology, Food Science, Biochemistry or other science related field preferred
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 and proficiency with Excel
Ability to work overtime hours and weekends
Team player and able to work with others
Must be able to work rapidly and accurately, performing multiple tasks simultaneously
Certificates and Licenses
Acceptable driving history with valid Driver’s License
Most activities take place in lab, office or winery environment
Must be able to work extended hours during the harvest season and rotating shifts throughout the year
In the lead up to harvest, some vineyard visits will be performed where the temperatures may reach 100F
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
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 $18.00 to $20.00.
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 Employer.
Maleia Warren | Recruiter