Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #1650

Grower Relations Harvest Intern
Seasonal F/T
JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery LLC
2265 Wisteria Lane, Paso Robles, CA 93446
JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery is located in the Paso Robles region of California's Central Coast. We operate with a desire to make world-class wines that reflect the unique soils and climate of the area. We take great pride in making Bordeaux-style blends and single varietals, combining Old World tradition with New World techniques.
$18.00 an hour (plus potential overtime pay)
June 2024
November 2024
Are you passionate about pursuing a career in viticulture and looking for an opportunity to learn about different aspects of wine production?

Join our team as a Grower Relations Harvest Intern! This role will allow you to work directly with the Grower Relations team, and in the winery cellar, where you will learn everything about wine production, from vineyard to cellar. The position starts with phenology tracking and field data collection for crop estimates. Interns will also assist with scouting and sugar sampling leading up to harvest, which will be the primary focus. The information collected will be instrumental in the overall success of the vintage.

This position is based in Paso Robles, CA. 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:

- 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 RTV/ATV and hand tools
- Assist in running lab analysis: brix, pH and TA

Cellar Responsibilities:

- Transition to the cellar will be 6 days/week and up to 12-hour days
- Preparation for Harvest: working with chemicals, pumps and hoses to sanitize tanks, bins and other equipment used for wine work
- Harvest Assistance: performing punch downs, pump-overs, ingredient additions, processing and wine transfers
- Barrel Work: receiving and labelling new barrels, empty 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; 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

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 an Equality Opportunity Employer that provides opportunities for advancement. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce that embodies a deep culture of acceptance, equity, and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, region, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories.
Marissa Lopez - Associate Recruiter
(805) 286-1143

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