Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #292

Vineyard Foreman/Viticulturist/Cellar Worker
Full Time
Terre Rouge & Easton Wines
Fiddletown, Amador County, California
TERRE ROUGE means "Red Earth". This vermillion-colored soil is one of the hallmarks of our region. Our vineyards are in soils that are largely granite and volcanic-based. The TERRE ROUGE portfolio is composed of wines made from Rhône varietals grown in the rugged and varying terroirs of this region: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne. High elevation sites up to 3200’ contribute to the complexity of our wines.

Our winemaker, Bill Easton puts his family name, EASTON, on our non-Rhône varietals wines. The wines are crafted from varietals that have traditionally worked the best in Amador County and the Sierra Foothills: ancient and old-vine Zinfandel, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc. Under the Easton label we also bottle small selections of varietals new to the Sierra Foothills: Grenache Blanc, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc.
Full-Time Vineyard Foreman & Viticulturist (with some cellar and harvest work) that will be responsible for farming a minimum of 25 acres of premium grapes in Amador County, California (50 miles SE of downtown Sacramento). Duties include running the day to day operations of a high-quality, artisan vineyard business in consultation with the owner/winemaker, working with labor crews, doing all tractor work (discing, mowing, spraying), maintaining and repairing all equipment, managing landscape surrounding vineyards and winery facilities. You will switch to winery work and harvest activities during the Fall grape harvest and other key production times. Vineyards are farmed organically with no herbicides. Proficient in English and Spanish. Ability to organize time and budgets. Self-motivated with no health issues.

Bachelor's degree in Viticulture, Wine or other related Ag sciences, or extensive experience in vineyard or orchard work. Mechanical abilities. Knowledge of basic vine pathologies.
Proficient in English and Spanish (at least some).
Computer skills.
Fit, strong, healthy, and the ability to work outside year-round about 95% of the time.
We will consider a less formally educated individual that has extensive farming experience.
Highly organized; time efficient. Able to relocate to Amador County.
Please email cover letter explaining why you qualify for the job, your background, and your work history and employment references.

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