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Submission #300

Artesa Winery 2019 Harvest Positions
Seasonal F/T
Artesa Vineyards & Winery
Napa CA
Artesa winery is owned by Spain's oldest winemaking family who has been producing wine since 1551. We specialize in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Carneros. We are looking for enthusiastic candidates to join our harvest team and work closely with our full time crew.
August 1st 2019
December 1 2019
Job Summary:

Artesa is looking for an enthusiastic hard-working lab intern for the upcoming 2019 harvest. Candidates should have a passion for wine, work well in a team environment and have excellent attention to detail.

This seasonal position is responsible for supporting Artesa’s full-time laboratory crew with lab operations as directed by the Lab Supervisor and/or Assistant Winemaker or Winemaker. This position reports to the Lab Supervisor. Note that this position involves working overtime, including weekends. In addition, during the peak harvest season, the lab intern will be working six days a week. The internship runs from end of July/ early August to mid-December, depending on seasonal variability.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

• Tasks include, but are not limited to:
• General lab duties: lab setup & cleanup, sample prep, collecting samples, making reagents, cleaning glassware and equipment
• Assist w/ data entry
• Intern is responsible for processing grape samples and analyzing them for Brix, TA, pH
• Running routine analysis on must and wine (F/TSO2, TA, pH, volatile acidity, alcohol, residual sugar/malic acid/NOPA/ammonia by enzymatic analysis etc.)
• Assist with daily fermentation checks on must
• Lab techniques used are in accordance with the winery’s high standards of quality and SOP.
• Able to help with cellar work if required
• Minimum qualifications:
• One previous harvest or equivalent winery experience is preferred
• College coursework in a science-related discipline a plus

Other Job Responsibilities:

• Responsible for following safety requirements and taking all reasonable precautions and preventative measures to ensure the safety of yourself and your co-workers.

• Responsible for using equipment carefully, correctly and respectfully. Notify the Lab Supervisor about the condition of equipment and potential equipment problems or failures.

• Responsible for notifying staff of any potential wine quality problems or concerns.

Physical Requirements:

• Able to lift and carry 48 pounds (weight of a case of wine)
• Able to climb ladders, catwalk stairs and stand for extended periods of time.
• Able to shovel pomace and operate a pneumatic punch-down device.
• Willing and able to work standing for a minimum of 8 hours
• Willing and able to work weekends and extended hours during peak season

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