Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #1340

Grower Relations Intern
JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery LLC
2265 Wisteria Lane, Paso Robles, CA 93446
JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery has internship opportunities available for the 2023 growing season and harvest, beginning in June and lasting through November!

Located in Paso Robles, JUSTINĀ® Vineyards & Winery was founded in 1981 and is known for crafting world- class wines using Bordeaux grape varieties, including the iconic ISOSCELESĀ® blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.
$16.00 an hour (plus potential overtime pay)
June 20th, 2023
November 30th, 2023
The Grower Relations Harvest Intern will have the opportunity to work directly with the Grower Relations team and in the winery cellar. The position starts with field data collection for crop estimates; assistance with sugar sampling leading up to harvest will also be of primary focus. A company vehicle will be provided for use to and from vineyard properties. In late September, the position will transition to full-time in the cellar production facility.

The duration of this internship is June through November. This is a full-time, ~40-50 hours/week, hourly-paid position.

Job Description

Grower Relations Responsibilities:

- Seasonal vineyard operations and extensive data collection including: cluster counting for crop forecasting, vineyard monitoring, pest scouting, and phenological data tracking
- Sugar sampling both berries and clusters for grape maturity and phenolics.
- Ability to utilize and operate tools and equipment used in agricultural applications including an RTV/ATV and hand tools
- Assist in running lab analysis: brix, pH and TA

Cellar Responsibilities:

- Transition to the cellar will occur in September and be 6 days/week and up to 12-hour days
- Prep for Harvest: working with chemicals, pumps and hoses to sanitize tanks, bins and other equipment used for wine work, etc
- Harvest Assistance: performing punch downs, pump-overs, ingredient additions, helping out with processing and wine transfers
- Barrel Work: receiving and labelling new barrels, barrel maintenance and assisting with topping of barrels


- Possessing a Degree (or currently enrolled) in an Agriculture or Wine & Viticulture program is preferred; harvest and wine industry experience is recommended
- Willingness to take time off from school during the duration of the internship is required. This includes online courses
- Possess a positive attitude; strong communication skills, detail-oriented and comfortable working alone as well as effectively with others
- Self-motivated; a desire to learn and solve problems is critical
- Ability to lift 50 pounds
- Ability to walk long distances and/or hills in a variety of hot and cold climates for a large portion of the days.
- Flexible and willing to work varying shifts, overtime, and weekends

Pay Rate: $16.00 per hour, plus potential overtime pay.
Additional information

- Wine and Merchandise Discounts
- All the FIJI water you can drink at work
- Wine Education Program
- Fun Work Environment

The Wonderful Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
Marissa Lopez

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