Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #1247

Seasonal Enologist - Harvest 2023
Seasonal F/T
Faust Winery and Huneeus Vintners
Come join this talented and exciting winemaking team and make some of Napa Valley's finest Cabernets. We are singularly focused on making the highest quality wines from some of the most acclaimed vineyards in the area with a small, passionate hands-on team.
Faust is a modern Napa Valley classic. We are not just another Napa Valley Cabernet, but a bold red wine focused on forging its own path.
Under general supervision, the Harvest Lab Assistant will assist the production and winemaking staff with lab and harvest-related activities. The Harvest Lab Assistant is responsible for helping with all laboratory analysis during harvest; in addition, this position will provide technical and logistical support by performing duties such as monitoring fermentations, additions and helping the cellar team when needed.
Lab Duties
• Performs routine juice/wine analysis such as pH, Brix, TA, RS, SO2, VA, Ammonia, etc.
• Ensures the proper safety procedures in the lab are followed under the direction of the Lab Supervisor
• Performs and tracks all lab analysis and fermentations
• Manages daily fermentations by monitoring Brix and temperatures
• Ensures all numbers and information that are generated by the lab are accurate and communicated effectively to the Winemaking team
• Collects cluster weights on estate fruit and monitors micro-ferments
• Assists with and tracks basic crush chemistry of vineyard samples received
• Records weekly inventory on nutrients/ingredients and reports to Winemaker/Assistant Winemaker/Lab Supervisor
Data Entry
• Accurately registers samples and helps enter all analytical data daily into Vintrace
• Updates and maintains Excel spreadsheets throughout harvest

Wine QC
• Performs lab analysis for all wines
• Maintains accurate records of all test results and sampling
• Ensures all equipment is properly calibrated daily; troubleshoots and offers solutions to problems as needed
• Ensures all analysis is performed accurately and in a timely manner, according to the Lab Supervisor
• Re-runs analysis if results are not within specifications
• Pulls accurate samples from cellar tanks and barrels as needed for analysis
• Sets up tastings for Winemaking team
• Reports wine analysis to Winemaker/Assistant Winemaker and alerts them of any potential issues observed while sampling

Harvest Cellar Duties
• Assists cellar team in harvest and cellar activities when needed
• Helps perform basic additions and inoculations in cellar

Shane McCarthy

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